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Association of Fundraising Professionals - Fort Worth
November 2011 
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National Philanthropy Day   
President's Message  

Kristie Gibson  

Our chapter has recently had two visits from AFP International.  Here are some highlights from our conversations: 


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Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship 

Application Deadline:  Thursday, Oct. 26, 2011 


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New Members   
New Members 10/2011

Kristie Gibson, chapter president, with three new members (l to r) Hillary Bessinger (ACH Child and Family Services), Renee Brendle (Hugworks), LaToyia Dennis (Community Enrichment Center) and Carolyn Ayres, chapter director of membership recruitment.

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.




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.   



Every Member Campaign 


Making a gift to the Every Member campaign is as easy as a click of the mouse.  Just click here and fill in the info requested.  BE SURE YOU DESIGNATE THE FORT WORTH METRO CHAPTER when you get to that line so we will get credit toward our goal.

October Chapter Meeting 

L Hostetler 
Larry Hostetler, director of chapter services for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, stopped by the chapter in October to deliver the program, "If You Don't Know Where You're Going, Any Path Will Get You There - Planning Your Career," a fun and informative session on some of the basics of career planning, including resources available through AFP to help fundraisers prepare for the future.

Click here to see Larry's handouts from the session.

Click here to see Larry's Power Point presentation. 
2012 DFW Philanthropy Conference  


Friday, June 8

Arlington Convention Center


For more information, contact Jennifer Hawthorne, 2012 Conference Chair,, 682-429-0332.   

Rewire to Inspire   


1st AFP TechKnow Conference

June 4-5, 2012

Gaylord Hotel, Orlando, Florida


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Important Dates

10/26:  Member Orientation

10/26:  Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship application deadline

10/27:  Audio Conference

11/08:  2012 Board Orientation

11/17:   National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

04/1-3/12:  49th Annual AFP International Conference

06/4-5/12:  AFP TechKnow Conference

06/08/12:  DFW Philanthropy Conference

Recruit New Members!

BrownieBring a friend to lunch and invite them to join AFP! Email Carolyn Ayres at for membership info. 


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