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Association of Fundraising Professionals - Fort Worth
June 2011
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DFW Philanthropy Conference

June 10, 2011

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



1200 Ballpark Way

Arlington, TX  76011


In the current environment, we need to take advantage of all our resources in order to achieve our goals for this year. Our topic this year "Collaboration: Communities Need It, Funders Expect It" could not come at a more appropriate time.



CFRE Review Course 

June 8 & 9, 2011

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  



1500 Convention Center Drive

Arlington, TX  76011 


It pays to become a CFRE. In the United States, Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE) earn 17% more than their non-certified colleagues.
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President's Message  

Kristie Gibson  

June is a special month in the life of the AFP Fort Worth Metro chapter. There are several things you should know about June.


Last Call For Nominations
2011 National Philanthropy Day Awards

Honor your donors and those in the community who make a difference by nominating them for an award. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, June 15, 2011.




June Audio Conference

"Campaign Reporting"


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Speaker:  Elizabeth Crabtree, director of prospect development, Brown University


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



Our Newest Member  

May new


Judy Youngs (right), executive director of a Wish with Wings, is clearly excited to be the newest member of the Fort Worth Metro Chapter. She even received a fancy certificate. 
Our Newest CFRE  



Jennifer Pearson (right), director of major gifts & estate planning, Austin College, passed her CFRE exam in March and although her certificate was not quite ready, we honored her anyway at the May chapter meeting.

July Chapter Meeting

Reminder: There will not be a chapter meeting in June due to the DFW Philanthropy Conference. Please join us July 11 for Combining Planned Giving and Major Gifts, presented by Rob Buchheit, assistant vice president for gift planning, and Stan Walker, assistant vice president for fund development, University of North Texas.


Fundamentals of Fundraising  

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Thursday & Friday, Oct. 13-14, 2011


Dallas Baptist University

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway ~ Dallas, Texas


The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course was developed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day.


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May Chapter Meeting
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"Ethics in Fundraising"


Presented by Missy Gale, M. Gale & Associates


Our own Missy Gale presented the annual session on ethics in fundraising. Before breaking into groups to discuss various case studies on questionable nonprofit practices, Missy provided a number of observations from her experience running a consulting business for the past decade.



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