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

Program Topic:  If You Don't Know Where You're Going Any Path Will Get You There - Planning Your Career  


Speaker: Larry Hostetler, CFRE L Hostetler


Date: Monday, Oct. 10, 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  

As we turn the corner into fall - finally - National Philanthropy Day is quickly approaching. National Philanthropy Day is celebrated around the world by fundraisers, philanthropists, nonprofits and communities that recognize the importance of philanthropy. Nobody is required to give of themselves for the benefit of others.   


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Happy Hour 


(i.e. fun raising) 


Tuesday, Sept. 27
4:30-6:30 p.m.   


Blue Mesa Grill  

1600 S. University Dr.
Fort Worth
(817) 332-6372

Take some time off from raising funds to raise a margarita or two. Bring a friend, colleague, or complete stranger to this come-and-go happy hour and network with fellow Fort Worth Metro Chapter members.   

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.    




October Audio Conference

"From Boomers to Echo Boomers: Giving Across the Generations"  


Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011


Speakers: Rachel Hutchisson (Blackbaud), June Bradham (Corporate DevelopMint), Tucker Branham (Corporate DevelopMint)   


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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Fundamentals of Fundraising Course  

Thursday & Friday - October 13 - 14, 2011

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  


Dallas Baptist University

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway ~ Dallas, Texas


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National Philanthropy Day   

Thursday, Nov. 17

Omni Fort Worth Hotel


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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.


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September Chapter Meeting 

Jackie Franey, donor relations director at the Communities Foundation of Texas, presented "Mining for Gold - Sifting the Database to Strike It Rich," a session on a strategic portfolio management system that works for managing the cultivation process for donors, prospects and professional advisors to grow the number and size of major and planned gifts.



2012 DFW Philanthropy Conference  


Friday, June 8

Arlington Convention Center


The 2012 Conference website is under revision and will be 'open for business' soon.

For more information, contact the talented and jocular Jennifer Hawthorne, 2012 Conference Chair,, 682-429-0332.   

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