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Association of Fundraising Professionals - Fort Worth
September 2011 
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September Chapter Meeting

Program Topic:  Mining for Gold:  Sifting the Database to Strike it Rich!


Speaker: Jackie Franey, CSPG


Date: Monday, Sept. 12, 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  

Vitality. Relevance. Engagement. Involvement. All are critical in the organizations for which we work. Likewise, they are crucial for the success of our AFP chapter. If those factors are missing, we will not serve our members or our profession effectively.   


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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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September Audio Conference

"Nonprofit Internet Management Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets" 


Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011


Speaker: Ted Hart 


Lunch/networking: 11:30 a.m. - noon 

Conference call: 12 - 1:30 p.m.   


Chamberlain Scholarship 


If you are a member of the Fort Worth Metro Chapter and you plan/hope to attend the International AFP Conference in Vancouver, BC, April 1-2, 2012, and you have never attended before, you may be eligible for a Chamberlain Scholarship from the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy.


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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


August Chapter Meeting 

Colleen St. Clair

Research maven Colleen St. Clair, research officer at the All Saints Health Foundation, presented a no-nonsense PowerPoint on prospect research for the non-researcher.  



Fundamentals of Fundraising Course  

Thursday & Friday - October 13 - 14, 2011

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  


Scholarship Application Deadline: September 7
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 19  


Dallas Baptist University

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway ~ Dallas, Texas


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National Philanthropy Day   

Thursday, Nov. 17

Omni Fort Worth Hotel


Mark your calendars for the 31st annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon.  Five distinguished awards will be presented and Val Wilkie, former executive vice president of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, will be honored. Nancy Jones, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of North Texas, will emcee the event.


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2012 DFW Philanthropy Conference  

Friday, June 8

Arlington Convention Center


We are looking for benevolent, energetic, positive, happy, shiny, fun people to help on the planning committee or a sub-committee for The Conference.


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Important Dates

09/12:    Chapter Meeting and luncheon

09/27:   Happy Hour

09/28:  Audio Conference

10/01:   Chamberlain Scholarship Deadline

10/13-14:   Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

10/26:  Member Orientation

11/17:   National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

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