Association of Fundraising Professionals - Fort Worth Metro Chapter Newsletter
November 2014

2014 Fort Worth AFP National Philanthropy Day Luncheon! 

 Thursday, October 30, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Omni Fort Worth Hotel | 1300 Houston Street


National Philanthropy Day celebrates philanthropy and highlights the accomplishments, large and small, of all those involved in the in the philanthropic process that contributes so richly to our society and our world.  The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of those active in the philanthropic community.


We all have many great volunteers and donors, but a small budget to truly steward and thank those donors.  National Philanthropy Day is a wonderful way to host those special donors and celebrate all they do with a beautiful lunch and program.

Registration is still open for you to purchase tickets or tables to bring your donors to the 2014 Fort Worth Metro AFP National Philanthropy Day luncheon event at the Omni Hotel on October 30, 2014.

You'll find more information about National Philanthropy Day on our website, or email with questions.

We look forward to seeing you at National Philanthropy Day 2014!

All the best,


Nancy Jeter & Beth Zimmerman, CFRE

~ 2014 AFP National Philanthropy Day Committee Co-Chairs

Lyn Downing, CFRE
  President's Message  






National Philanthropy Day (NPD) - October 30 at Omni Hotel


Our National Philanthropy Day Celebration is one of the highlights of the AFP year.  I hope to see you at the event.


Don't forget to check out the links to various happenings in this month's newsletter.  This newsletter is designed to provide you with a wealth of information.


As you will remember, NPD takes the place of our November meeting - so don't plan to be at the Omni in November... (unless you have your own event going on!!!).


Mark your calendars for our December 8 meeting...our program will be special and we'll be "giving back" by bringing in-kind gifts from a Girl Scout wish your emails for more details.


Can't wait to see you on October 30th at NPD!



Lyn Downing, CFRE

Alzheimer's Association

Welcome To Our New Members

So glad you have joined us!  Let us know what we can do for you.  That's why we're here.

Hayley HerringPresbyterian Night Shelter
Karen WhiteDelta Delta Delta
Ms. Courtney Dawn Gray, MPA 
Mrs. Brianna BroussardCamp Fire First Texas
Mrs. Erin McDonaldCamp Fire First Texas
Mr. Shawn Callaway, BAAledo ISD Education Foundation
Association for Professional Researchers for Advancement Half Day Conference!


The newly formed APRA North Texas Chapter will be having a half day conference on 

Friday, November 7th from 12 to 3:30 PM at the
Arlington ISD Professional Development Center
1111 W Arbrook Blvd
Arlington, TX 76015.


These are the sessions offered:
*Research 101

*Using Data to Improve Prospect Development

*Prospect Management

*Free Research Resources

To register click here

Register NOW for the 2015 International Fundraising Conference!


Being a fundraiser means more than just raising funds.

It's about being part of one of the rising professions in the world, dedicated to improving the quality of life in our world. 


Fundraising is about you. 


That's why in 2015 AFP's International Fundraising Conference is changing to focus on one thing-you. No fundraiser is alike, just like no cause or fundraising campaign is alike.


Fundraising is about what you want it to be-what you want to focus on and where you want to take your career, your sector and your imagination.


Where will Fundraising take you in 2015? Hopefully to Baltimore, to the world's largest gathering of professionals dedicated to building the charitable sector - 

"The International Fundraising Conference."


Register NOW! 

Early bird discounts expire on October 31st!

2015 AFP DFW Conference


Mark your calendars, the 2015 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference will be on Friday, June 12, at the Irving Convention Center.


The conference planning committee is in need of volunteers from the Fort Worth Chapter.  All committees need help, including Guest Relations.  If you have any interest please contact Larry Bisno, Conference Co-Chair at 972-322-5754 or at


Important Dates


One of the great benefits of membership in AFP it the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals through the Mentor - Mentee Program. 


These personal matches help form relationships that are lasting.


If you're an experienced professional and would like to become a mentor, please let Craig Schaefer know and he'll get you matched!


For those interested in being matched with an AFP Mentor, please register through the link below:


Click on this link and complete the mentoring form, returning it to the AFP office.  Matches will be made as soon as possible depending on need and availability.

2014 AFP Web/Audio Conferences
Once again, your chapter is offering select offerings from the AFP 2014 Audioconference in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management West.
Sessions are available at $10 for AFP members, $15 for non-members.
Dates and subjects appear below.



Center for Non Profit Management West
2701 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth


11:30 a.m.-Networking
12:00 noon -1:30 p.m.
AFP Web/Audioconference and Brown Bag Lunch 




Wednesday, December 10

Small Shop Success: Building Something from nothing Starting a Well-Rounded Development Program
Amy Wolfe, MPPA, CFRE

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John A. Davis Scholarship


This scholarship is available to chapter members with 10+ years in the fundraising profession who want to gain new or more in-depth knowledge in the field of fundraising.  


Named after long-time DFW fundraiser John A. Davis, Jr.  who was instrumental in the development of both the Fort Worth and Dallas chapters of AFP.  


The scholarship is to be used to fund education opportunities beyond what is normally available through the Fort Worth Metro Chapter. 

Deadline is November 15.  Additional information is available on our website 


This scholarship is open to AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter members. The scholarship will reimburse $250 to a member who has paid for either the CFRE review course or the exam.

For more details and application, please visit our website and search the Member Resources tab - .


Fundamentals of Fundraising Scholarship 

 This scholarship application is open to AFP Fort Worth Metro or Dallas Chapter members.  Awarded scholarships provide the registration fee for the annual Fundamentals of Fundraising two-day course,

which offers a complete overview of the development foundation and is sponsored by the Fort Worth Metro and Dallas Chapters. 

Applications are available on our website -




AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship

As a community of inclusion, the Association of Fundraising Professionals seeks, embraces, and engages diverse individuals, groups, and organizations with a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, thoughts and cultures within the fundraising profession. Through this strategic initiative, AFP is committed to activities that increase awareness of diversity issues.


As part of this commitment, AFP has created a diversity scholarship program to provide financial assistance for the professional development of AFP members who are themselves members of a diverse community, or are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. 

Additional information is available on our website -




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