Association of Fundraising Professionals -
Fort Worth Metro Chapter Newsletter

2016 DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference

 Friday, May 6, 2016
Registration Opens at 6:45 AM
Sessions End at 3:55 PM

 Irving Convention Center
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX  75039
Hosted by the Fort Worth Metro and
Greater Dallas Chapters of the
Association of Fundraising Professionals

Just 1 Week to Go!

It's not too late to join hundreds of fundraising professionals already registered to attend the 2016 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference on May 6th to learn and network. Click here to view the schedule and list of sessions and presenters. 
Coming with others from your organization who are not yet members? To take advantage of the group rate, all you need is just one AFP member in your group, what a deal!
If you haven't already registered, don't delay another day. Click here and register today!
FAQ's for Conference Attendees
  • Registration opens at 6:45 AM, and sessions end at 3:55 PM. Parking is free in the Irving Convention Center garage for conference attendees.
  • Click here for a schedule overview, don't miss keynote speaker Jerold Panas at 8 AM. 
  • Pick up your badge and registration materials onsite, enter at ground level and take the escalator up one floor (watch for signs directing you to the registration area).  
  • Visit our 2016 exhibitors !
  • There will be a drawing for two free registrations to the 2017 DFW Philanthopy Conference during lunch. 
  • Earn up to 5 continuing education credits.
Does your organization have a job opening? Advertise it at the new Job Bank Table in the exhibitor area. (May 4th deadline to participate).

Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors!
Including 2016 Presenting Sponsor Clarkson Davis, 
Luncheon Sponsor M. Gale and Associates, LLC,
and Keynote and VIP Reception Sponsor iDonate.

Welcome to Our New Members!
We're so glad you have joined us!  Let us know what we can do for you - that's why we're here!

Mrs. Cortney Gumbleton - Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation
Merrill Chester - Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation
Ximena Antunez dy Mayolo
Mrs. Ellen Harris - Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation
Katherine Morris - Katherine Morris + Co.
Madison Buckner - AIDS Outreach Center
Lianne Raices
Ciara M. O'Modhrain, Esq. - 6 Stones
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.

Roby V. Key, EDD - 25 Years

Brad Cecil, CFRE - 10 Years

Judy Youngs - 5 Years

LaToyia Dennis - 5 Years
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Important Dates
04/29/16 - 

05/06/16 -
2016 DFW/AFP Philanthropy in Action Conference

06/13/16 -
June Members Luncheon 

11/17/16 -

*For a list of 2016 Program Dates and Titles, CLICK HERE

November 17, 2016
Cendera Center

Awards include:
- Distinguished Philanthropist
- Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
- Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
- Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive
- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Award Nominations due Friday, April 29th.

*If you would like to join the NPD planning committee, please contact Karen Derrick ( or Erin Wescott (

2016 AFP Web/Audio Conferences
AFP 2016 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

Tuesday, May 26, 2016
"How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect" - Gail Perry, CFRE (Click here for more information)

Register?  Questions? Contact Monique Waggoner 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.
For those interested in being matched with an AFP Mentor, please click on this link and complete the mentoring form, and email it back to AFP Office.  Matches will be made as soon as possible depending on need and availability.

If you're an experienced professional and would like to become a mentor, please let Lauren Harris
know and she'll get you matched!

2016 AFP Fort Worth Chapter Scholarships


Next CFRE Review Class

May 4-5, 2016

James R. Holcomb

Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE) Reimbursement Scholarship- CFRE Review Course or CFRE Exam

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

Click Here for application

Contact Nancy Fisher at: