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August 2011
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August Chapter Meeting

Program:  Prospect Research: The Case of the Mysterious Donor    

Speaker: Colleen St. Clair, research officer, All Saints Health Foundation

Aug 8, 2011

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


Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth 

200 Main Street

Fort Worth, TX  76102


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President's Message  

Kristie Gibson  

This month I would like to highlight benefits of AFP membership you may not have explored. A comprehensive list is available at and they are FREE!  


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August Audio Conference

"Raising More Money from Your Business Community"


Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Speaker: Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE



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


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Happy Hour 


(i.e. fun raising) 


Tuesday, Sept. 27
4:30-6:30 p.m.  

Blue Mesa Grill  


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What We Are Hearing.... 


Thank you to everyone who participated in the AFP Membership Survey. For those of you who thought about participating, procrastinated, and then didn't get around to it ... better luck next time.

The AFP Board is still compiling your feedback for a coherent presentation to AFP International, but we thought we'd share a bit of what we heard.  


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Get Involved 

Serve your chapter.  Here's how.

Member Orientation 

Oct. 26th, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Are you new to the chapter or just want to get more involved? This one-hour overview of the AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter is a great way to get connected, network, and meet some of the AFP board leadership.


Where: Funding Information Center

Coffee and Light Refreshments


To RSVP, email Holly Miori at


July Chapter Meeting 


Rob Buchheit (the tall one) and David Broughton (pink tie), both from the University of North Texas, presented "No Fear: Taking the Mystery out of Incorporating Planned Giving into Your Major Gift Conversations."





Thank you, again, to BBVA Compass for sponsoring our July chapter meeting. Member Kay Casey (left) helped secure the Compass sponsorship.  Representing BBVA at the meeting were (l to r) Christian Escamilia, district retail executive; Tiffany Dromgoole, business relationship manager; and Tim Coats, partnership banking officer.    


For more details regarding the Compass nonprofit partnership program, "Compass for Your Cause," contact Tiffany at 817-735-0930 (office), 817-896-5742 (cell) or    


Thank you BBVA Compass for supporting charitable organizations.

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course  

Thursday & Friday - October 13 - 14, 2011


Dallas Baptist University

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway ~ Dallas, Texas


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National Philanthropy Day   

Nov. 17, 2011


Raising more than $150,000 since its inception, the National Philanthropy Day luncheon plays an important role in highlighting the role of philanthropy in our community.


The slate of award recipients will be released this summer, so watch to see if someone from your organization is being honored.


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2011 Conference Set Record Attendance 

More than 500 people attended the AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference on June 10 at the Arlington Convention Center. Conference Chair Tara Dunn and Conference Co-Chair Larry Bisno heralded record attendance and credited a top-notch volunteer committee with planning the 31st annual conference.

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Important Dates

08/08:   Chapter Meeting and luncheon

08/24:   Audio Conference

09/27:   Happy Hour

10/13-14:  Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

10/26:  Member Orientation

11/17:  National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

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