Association of Fundraising Professionals -
Fort Worth Metro Chapter Newsletter

August Chapter Meeting & Luncheon

Monday, August 8, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm
The Fort Worth Club
12th Floor
306 West Seventh Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Program Title: 
Special Events: Are They Worth It?

How should we determine "Return on Investment"?

When is an appropriate time to retire an old event?

How do you place value on events as a marketing tool?

Panel presentation including: 
 - Julia Summers,
Alliance for Children
 - Paige McNamara,
Alliance for Children
 - Lindsey Garner,
Commuities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County
 - Jeremy Byrd,
Trinity Habitat for Humanity

Members Benefit - Reminder
Don't forget that one of the benefits of being a member of our chapter is that each month you have the opportunity to attend a fantastic educational session with a great lunch for only $20.  Our chapter underwrites the luncheons so you don't pay the full cost.
  If you are not a member or you have let your membership lapse the price is $35.  If you bring a guest - and we hope you do! - their price is also $35.

If you need to renew your membership, it's quick and easy to do online at Go to "Join AFP" on the left side and under that you will see "Renew Membership"
You can also find helpful information here.

If you have any questions about AFP or your members benefits, you can reach Kristie Gibson, Director of Retention, at (817)922-7714 or by email.
Katherine Curtis, CFRE
President's Message

August 2016
Lot's of information in this newsletter, so look for a longer president's message next month.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday, August 8 as we learn about Special Events!

Reserve Your Table!

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Cendera Center

Announcing our 2016 Award Honorees:
Helen and Jimmy Payton 
Distinguished Philanthropist
Charlie and James Powell
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Bill McLeRoy
Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive - 
The Ben Franklin Award
Motor Home Specialist
Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
Southlake Women's Club
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
The Miles Foundation
Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
Breanna Brietske
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

(Click here to read the full announcement...)

Are Now Open Online
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*If you would like to join the NPD planning committee, please contact Karen Derrick or Erin Wescott at
Fundamentals of Fundraising

Have you been in the fundraising profession for 0-4 years? Do you want to sharpen your skills and network with your fundraising peers? Then join us for the Fundamentals of Fundraising 2-day intensive course on Oct 6-7, 2016 at CitySquare's Opportunity Center. Featuring an amazing faculty of highly experienced fundraisers and co-hosted by the Fort Worth and Dallas chapters of AFP, you don't want to miss this opportunity!
For more info and to apply, 
New!!!  Member's Benefit - Job Postings 

2016 AFP Fort Worth Chapter Scholarships

Don't forget about the multiple scholarships our chapter has to offer!  For a complete listing, click here.

Contact Nancy Fisher at:

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Important Dates

September Members Luncheon


October Members Luncheon

11/17/16 -

*For a list of 2016 Program Dates and Titles, CLICK HERE
Congratulations to our newest CFREs!
Ryan Armstrong, CFRE

Karen Derrick, CFRE

Marti Lawrence, MSW, CFRE

Lianne Raices, CFRE
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.
Don L. Garrett
40 Years

Be The Cause! 
On behalf of the AFP Fort Worth Metro Board of Directors, we ask you to join us in launching the 2016 Be the Cause Campaign!  We have 100% Board participation, and we are asking you to make a gift. Each and every gift, in any amount is greatly appreciated! Every one that makes a gift before September 5th will be entered into a drawing to win one of two (2) $25 gift cards!!!  
This year, we want to make certain that the AFP Fort Worth Metro chapter reaches its 2016 campaign goal quickly!  Once you have determined your commitment level, please visit the Be the Cause website to make your gift or pledge.  The AFP Fort Worth Metro 2015 goal is $1,875, with 25% chapter participation.  Click here for answers to many frequently asked questions about the campaign.
As we say in our day jobs, a gift of any amount does help. You can give a one-time gift or sign up for monthly giving and be a part of the AFP Alpha Society.  Your support to the Be the Cause Campaign helps our chapter in numerous ways.  Training for our chapter leaders at the Annual Leadership Academy and scholarships to the AFP International Conference are just two of the many benefits we receive. 
Please feel free to email Brenda Rios if you have any questions regarding the 2016 Be the Cause Campaign or call at 817-702-2490.
We appreciate all you do for the AFP Fort Worth Metro and for our community
Best Always,
Brenda Rios
Be The Cause Campaign Chair

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!!!
Ryan Barrera
Texas Health Resource Foundation
James R. Holland
Texas Health Resource Foundation
James Stanphill
JPS Foundation
Mr. Alexander Radler, BA
Radler Foundation
Miss Tiffany Drapkin, BS
ACH Child and Family Services
Keri Goins, MA
The Kitchen
Mr. Ryan M. Armstrong
American Cancer Society
Melinda Johnson
Key School
Ms. Jordan Wright
Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County
Miss Tara Sambol
The WARM Place
Jim Hodgson
Fort Worth Aviation Museum
Alexandra Nikolaisen
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Megan Stiller
Christian Community Storehouse
2016 AFP Web/Audio Conferences
AFP 2016 Webinars are offered in partnership with CNM Connect - West Campus.  
Sessions are available at $10 for AFP members, $15 for non-members.  Use discount code "fwafp" at check-out.

Dates and subjects appear below.   

CNM Connect - West Campus
2701 W. Berry Street, Ft. Worth 

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
-AFP Webinar and Brown Bag Lunch: Feel free to come a little early to network.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
"Relationship Fundraising: Where Do We Go From Here?"
- Adrian Sargeant
- Ian MacQuillin

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!

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