Association of Fundraising Professionals - Fort Worth Metro Chapter Newsletter
October 2013
October Chapter Meeting & Luncheon
Susanna Gorski & Courtney Summers discuss young professional philanthropic engagement at the September chapter meeting & luncheon.

Monday, October 14, 11:30 a.m.

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

Program:  Organizational Leadership

Speaker:  Paula Sullivan

Reasons to come to the October meeting:

1. Learn from our speaker, Paula Sullivan.

2. Vote on the slate of 2014 Board of Directors & Officers.

3. Give your organization a chance to be the charity of choice for our December meeting! You must be present at the October meeting to be entered into the drawing, so bring your business cards and co-workers. 
President's Message
Michelle Crim, CFRE

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Mahatma Gandhi

Next month is our annual NPD celebration which has the very germane tagline "Change the World With a Giving Heart.  This event highlights the very generous philanthropists and volunteers in our community...

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.

National Philanthropy Day
Awards Luncheon
NPD is almost sold out!
Get your tickets now.
Click here to buy a table or purchase your individual tickets.
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.
Chapter Leadership
Oct 2013
It's time to speak up.
The Nominating Committee has been hard at work this summer lining up chapter leadership for 2014.  Click here to view the proposed 2014 Board of Director's & Officer's slate.  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.

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?

Membership Discount Coupon
Become a member and
be engaged.

In honor of National Philanthropy DayŽ AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional or Associate Member categories by November 30, 2013!

Click here to learn more and redeem the coupon.
Scholarship Opportunity for AFP International Conference

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the Fort Worth Metro Chapter are once again offering the Chamberlain Scholarship program for the 2014 AFP International Conference.

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Don't Miss Our Compelling
Chapter Programs

Edward Willey, III, Jen Appleman & Lyn Downing
Edward Willey, III, Jen Appleman and Lyn Downing discuss young professional philanthropic engagement at the September chapter meeting and luncheon.
Chapter membership at September's luncheon meeting are given a chance to inquire of young professionals why they give and volunteer in our community.

AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is offering $1,500 Scholarships ($595 conference fee + $905 for travel expenses) to diverse communities for the  2014 AFP International Conference San Antonio, TX, March 23-25, 2014.

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Webinars at CNM-West

October 10

Topic:  Annual Fund and Major Gifts Partnerships: Pipeline Management and Donor
Presenters;  Michael Delzotti, CFRE and Chris Kasavich, MBA, CFRE
Click here for more information.

November 19

Topic:  Corporate Engagement - Beyond Charity: A Focus on Social Partnerships
Presenter:  Cheryl Self, ACFRE
Click here for more information.

AFP Members $10; Non-AFP members $20

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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