Association of Fundraising Professionals -
Fort Worth Metro Chapter Newsletter

January Chapter Meeting & Luncheon

January 11, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm

The Fort Worth Club
12th Floor
306 West Seventh Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Driving Directions 
Program Title:
Networking: Building Relationships
"You can't build them from reading a Blog!"
Why is showing up important? What's in it for me? How to conquer a room and how do I walk up to a group and start a conversation?
Why connect?

Credibility, career longevity and growth, create relationships with potential donors and employers.

A Panel of experts in Professional Development, Corporate Relationships and Fundraising Development will bring insight into all of your questions and create a relatable conversation to help you "Conquer a Room" no matter where you work, what you do or who you are!

**Parking Information **
You will be given a discount on the General Club Garage Parking Rates if you bring your parking garage ticket to the luncheon registration desk to get stamped. This stamp will reduce your parking fee to $3.00 for the luncheon.
There is additional parking available at The Fort Worth Club "P1" Off-Site Parking Lot, located on the corner of 6th Street and Lamar Street. In the event that there is not an attendant at the P1 lot, the "code" that you would need to enter would be #139, this will give you the discount. 
Katherine Curtis, CFRE
President's Message


Happy New Year!

I am thrilled to serve as your president this year as we journey through the life of a fundraiser. Our meetings for 2016 take us on a journey of a fundraiser. From meeting contacts and building relationships, to understanding giving as it relates to generational differences, to the major gift solicitation and, of course, to saying thanks to our donors in a way that is meaningful to them. Each year, our chapter strives to bring educational and entertaining programming to our members, and I know our membership team this year will not disappoint.

I look forward to seeing you each in person for our first meeting of the year on Monday, January 11, at the Fort Worth Club.

It's officially 2016. Let's make it the best year ever!

Katherine Curtis, CFRE
Girls Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains
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!

Mrs. Lindsey Nicole Tooker -
Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains

Mr. Matthew Dufrene -
United Way Tarrant County
CFRE Review Course

Planning to take the CFRE test this year?

Register for the CFRE review course!

Wednesday, May 4 to 
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Click Here to register online, or download the form to register by mail.

*New and seasoned fundraisers - Start your CFRE tracker at
Special Recognition
In recognition of valued participation in the AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter, we are grateful to the following for their membership and longstanding commitment to a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life.

Monna Loftis, CFRE - 30 Years

Lisa M. Brown - 5 Years

Happy New Year!!!
2016 is going to be a great year for opportunities!  Make a plan to:

- Attend AFP Fort Worth Chapter meetings and invite a colleague
- Attend at least one conference or workshop
- Ensure your organization is updated on
- Explore collaborative opportunities
- Make new friends!
- Read, learn, and network
- Save for personal giving opportunities
- Thank donors, friends, and family
- Volunteer!!!
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Important Dates
1/11/16 -

2/8/16 -
February Members Luncheon

05/06/16 -
Friday, May 6, 2016

DFW/AFP Philanthropy In Action Conference

Irving Convention Center

*If you would like to volunteer to be on the conference planning committee, please contact Larry Bisno at

**To volunteer for the day of the conference, please contact Caren Handleman (Chair of Guest Relations) at 
"Monday Must-Read"
We are proud to announce a new initiative for our members: the "Monday Must Read."
You can find it every Monday on our Facebook page.  "Monday Must Read" includes books from industry experts, studies, and other articles that you may find essential to your career development.  Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow this initiative along with other discussion posted.

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2016 AFP Fort Worth Chapter Scholarships

1) Five - DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference Registration Scholarships Available.  

Deadline: March 15, 2016


Click Here for application


2) James R. Holcomb

Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE) Reimbursement Scholarship- CFRE Review Course or CFRE Exam Reimbursement - Two scholarships for 2015 remaining.

Deadline: Anytime, can be used for the, next class May 4-5, 2016; Amount: $250

Click Here for application
Announcing James Holcomb Scholarship winners:


Vicky Payne - Wichita Falls Faith Mission, Inc.

Hillary Bessinger - ACH Child and Family Services


3) Chamberlain Scholarship - 

AFP International Conference.


Announcing Chamberlain Scholarship Winner:

Erin McDonald - Camp Fire First Texas

She won an AFP International Conference Registration and travel expense to the International Philanthropy Conference March 20-22, 2016 in Boston, MA.

Contact Pamelia Rost at:

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 Roger Partridge,CFRE

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.

2015 AFP Web/Audio Conferences
AFP 2015 Webinars offerred 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 Webinar and Brown Bag Lunch 

Register?  Questions? Contact Monique Waggoner at

Moving? Changed Jobs? 
When your title, employing organization and/or mailing address, email address or any other contact information changes, you must go to and update your personal membership record. Any local updates would be overwritten when we import the latest national spreadsheet into our database.