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February 2011
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February Chapter Meeting
Program: Heart to Heart - Connecting with Your Donors Through Stewardship

Speaker:  Julie Whitt, assistant vice chancellor for donor relations, TCU; Nancy Madsen, director of donor relations, TCU

Date: Monday, February 14th

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Place: Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth
200 Main Street, Fort Worth
Free valet parking

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President's Message

Kristie Gibson

This month our chapter meeting falls on Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day. The word that most readily comes to mind surrounding that day is LOVE. 


Love plays an important role in the work we do as fundraisers. Our work revolves around philanthropy - a Greek word meaning "love of humanity."


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February Audio Conference
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

Speaker: Jason Saul, Mission Measurement


"It's Not About You, It's About Them: the New Imperative in Corporate Fundraising"


Lunch/networking: 11:30 a.m. - noon
Conference call: 12 - 1:30 p.m.


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Highlights From the January Meeting

January 2011

John Abraham, account executive with Convio


John Abraham, an account executive with Convio, shared the results of the company's recent report, "The Next Generation of American Giving." Convio is an Austin-based technology company that provides nonprofit organizations with internet marketing, fundraising, advocacy, and donor database tools.


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Join us Friday, June 10, 2011 for the 2011 AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference

What better theme for a Philanthropy Conference than "Collaborations: Communities Need It, Funders Expect It." This affordable, one-day conference is perfect for development officers, executive directors, board members and other volunteers who want to increase their fundraising knowledge and effectiveness. We expect more than 400 participants.


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Lost at Sea

Three rich gentlemen are sailing on a yacht. A horrible storm comes up, sinks the yacht and casts the three gentlemen onto a deserted island. The owner of the yacht is crushed by the loss and by the fact that he did not register their course before they departed. He cries that they have no way to call for help.

One of the guests is similarly crushed and is complaining about all that he has lost. He hadn't said "I love you" to his wife and kids before leaving; he had actually left them following an argument.

The third man says, "Hey guys, cheer up! I made a pledge of $1 million to my alma mater just before we left. There's no way those guys won't find me!"


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