Association of Fundraising Professionals - Fort Worth Metro Chapter Newsletter
November 2013
National Philanthropy Day
Awards Luncheon

Thursday, November 7, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street

Click here to buy a table or purchase your individual tickets.
President's Message
Michelle Crim, CFRE

"Be quick to learn and wise to know." 
 George Burns

Learning is a constant state for all of us.  We strive to learn more about our donors and make sure we understand why they continue to support our organizations.

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.

Recommended Reading

Here's some recommended reading to turn to while the turkey roasts....

Chronicle of Philanthropy:  Raising Money in a Changing World

Exempt Magazine:  Everyone Is Watching You

Nonprofit Blog, BDO:  Preparing for a Results-Based Evaluation System: Thoughts on the New Charity Navigator System

Read More>>
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.
Save The Date
Michelle, Lyn, Joanne, LaToyia & CJ lookin' like the leaders they are!

Our final 2013
Chapter Meeting & Luncheon

AFP Gives Back

Monday, December 9
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
2013 Fundamentals of Fundraising

On October 11, thirty participants successfully completed the 2013 Fundamentals of Fundraising program held at Dallas Baptist University.  While most reside in the North Texas area, this year's two-day intensive workshop welcomed students from Houston and Washington State who saw this as an important step toward a successful development career.  Special thanks go to sponsors Pursuant, Thompson & Knight and Dallas Baptist University.

Planning will soon begin for next year's course under the leadership of Fort Worth AFP member Carolyn Phillips.  So stay tuned for more news to come.
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.
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.

Read more>>
Webinar at CNM-West

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 
Important Dates

10/31/13:  Diverse Communities Scholarship Deadline

11/7/13: National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

11/19/13:  AFP Webinar

12/09/13:  Chapter Meeting & Luncheon
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