Association of Fundraising Professionals - Fort Worth Metro Chapter Newsletter
September 2013
September Chapter Meeting & Luncheon
Tracy Brown speaking on, "I Am Inclusion!", at our August chapter meeting.
Monday, September 9, 11:30 a.m.

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX  76102

Program:  Young Professionals and Philanthropy:  Why do they give and how can you engage them in your organization?

Join us for a panel discussion with young professionals from Fort Worth who are committed to giving back.  Find out why they give, what is important to them and what they want from a non-profit.

President's Message
Michelle Crim, CFRE

"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing."
Mark Twain

As fundraisers, we know that asking for gifts is a big part of our job and we certainly believe in the work our organizations do every day. 

Every Member Campaign
The AFP Every Member Campaign (EMC) supports the efforts of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and provides many benefits to our chapter.

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National Philanthropy Day
Awards Luncheon

Thursday, November 7, 2013 
11:30 am

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

Taylor and Shirlee Gandy -- Distinguished Philanthropist

Ella C. McFadden Charitable Trust -- Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation/Trust

Will A. Courtney, Sr. -- Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Roby Key, TCU -- Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive

Ryan Scott Prince -- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Please click here to reserve your table
(early bird deadline expires 08/31/2013)

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Looking for a Way to get More Involved?
We are currently looking for folks to greet new members and welcome guests at our monthly chapter meetings.  If you are interested in this or other ways to volunteer, please contact Lisa Brown.
Mentor-Leader Circles
All active members of the Fort Worth AFP chapter are invited to join the Mentor-Leadership Circle.  This group will meet one weekday morning per month from September 2013 through May 2014. A trusted AFP facilitator will lead 'roundtable' discussions and idea exchanges with ten diverse, trusted peers.

Click  here for application.  Application deadline 09/10/2013.
2013 Fundamentals of Fundraising
Time is running short!  Have you prepared?

Just as you need to prepare for unexpected weather crises, you also need to prepare for the unexpected demands of your career.  Have you pursued all the educational opportunities that will ensure you're ready?

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2014 DFW Philanthropy Conference
CFRE Review Course 2013

Planning for the AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference begins in September. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee, please contact Nancy Swartz.  Committees include marketing and PR, sponsorships, exhibitor relations, logistics, guest relations and registration.
Chapter Leadership
AFP Fort Worth Past Presidents

The Nominating Committee has been hard at work this summer lining up chapter leadership for 2014.  At the September 9 chapter meeting, the slate of nominees for the board of directors will be presented to the members for review.  Members will vote on the slate at the October 14 chapter meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristie Gibson at or 817-332-9177.

We are happy to provide our chapter news to you.  Please forward our news to friends and colleagues using the link below.  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.

Pam Cannell
Chapter Administrator
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Fort Worth, TX 
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