October 2013  
Believe There is Good in the World
2013 National Day of Philanthropy


This year's luncheon and educational conference will be held on November 7, 2013 at the historic Mayo Hotel. Ticket prices increase Friday, so secure your early bird ticket today!



7:45 - 8:30

Registration, Professional Partner Fair, Coffee and Pastries

8:30 - 9:30

Conference Kickoff and Special Training Session with Dan Clark

9:45 - 10:45

Choose 1 of 3 Training Breakout Sessions - More Details to come!

11:00 - 11:45

Choose 1 of 2 Training Breakout Sessions or Participate in Funder's Speed Networking

12:00 - 1:30

Luncheon and Award Ceremony

1:45 - 3:00

Key Note: Dan Clark


From 3 to 4 p.m. and during all scheduled breaks, participants may visit the Professional Partner Fair to enjoy free wifi and complimentary beverages in the Mayo Lobby.

Thursday, November 7, 2013



7:45 AM - 3:00 PM



12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Mayo Hotel
115 West 5th Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103


Questions or concerns can be directed to:

Margaret Wish, Chapter Administrator


Educational Conference:

Early Bird:


After October 6:


Educational Conference Fee Includes: 

Conference and luncheon registration

Valet parking

Invitation to special speaker cocktail reception on November 6, 2013

Luncheon Only: 

Early Bird:


After October 6:



Group Luncheon (Only available until October 6, 2013):

Reserved Seating  for 8 at the Luncheon and Keynote address:



ALL Walk-In registrations will be charged an additional $25.00.

Heather Duncan, CAP Tulsa
NPD HONORARY CHAIRS: Richard Boone and Milann Siegfried

October Luncheon

Strategic Planning with an Eye Toward Development

Ellen Ralph

Non-profits are competing more than ever for scarce resources. This presentation outlines some strategic planning fundamentals, and makes the case that a strategic plan can lay the foundation for development, guiding the work of staff and volunteers in the fundraising arena, and redirecting strategies where development is concerned.

Frank Mullhern
Thursday, October 3, 2013
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

Tulsa Garden Center
2435 South Peoria, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114

Guest Luncheon:     $30.00
Member Luncheon:  $20.00

Questions or concerns can be directed to:


Margaret Wish, Chapter Administrator


View Event Summary


Member Retention Event

We Need Your Input!


Several of our chapter members are working to put together a Member Retention event this fall! 


As this will be a wonderful new addition to our organization, the committee is asking that you follow the link below and take the simple, four question survey on what you'd like to see at the event.


The event is set for:


Thursday, October 24th

5:30 p.m.

Your input is greatly appreciated!



Every Member Campaign Update


Together our chapter has already raised $1,035, which is 35% of our goal of $2,950! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. 


Remember, all pledges must be received by December 31, 2013. 


Make a donation to the AFP Foundation today.

Mentoring Moment
A Mutually Beneficial Partnership

"When I was asked to be a mentor, I said, 'sure!'  I believe in mentor programs! When I was asked to mentor Liz Anderson, I said, 'she's already a professional, and does an outstanding job in the communications field. What could I possibly offer to her in the way of mentoring???!!!' That said, we have a great working relationship, bounce ideas, review strategies, etc. I think I get more out of this experience than I put in. It's a terrific program. Keep it up, AFP!"


-Ken Busby, Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa


"When I found out Ken Busby was my mentor, I was thrilled! Ken is a well-known leader in the Tulsa community and has such a wealth of knowledge. From fundraising to networking to community engagement, I know he is and will continue to be a great resource for me. One thing I have learned from Ken by way of observation is to take advantage of every opportunity to make a connection with someone - it is time well spent. Thank you, AFP for creating this program!"


-Liz Anderson, Holland Hall

 Every month the AFP chapter will feature a real-life experience of an AFP member that speaks to the value and authenticity of mentorship. If you're interested in participating in the mentorship program as a mentor or a mentee, please contact Kate Davis.

October Webinar
90 Minutes to Social and Mobile Fundraising Success
Presenter: Claire Kerr, Artez Interactive


Did you know that in a typical peer-driven or "crowdsourced" fundraising campaign, almost 90% of socially-referred traffic comes from Facebook ... While about 5% comes from Twitter? 


Are you surprised that one in four people fundraising for a good cause will use mobile technology to ask for donations ... And will raise more money than those who do not? 


This program includes analysis of data from hundreds of peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns and the patterns of millions of visitors to charity and  non-profit websites in order to understand how social and mobile usage affects fundraising success. 


At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will: 

  • Take away fresh data proving how your supporters use social media & mobile tools to fundraise for causes.
  • Learn the success factors behind peer-driven fundraising campaigns and events.
  • Gain new insights into donor behavior on the web, smartphones and tablets.
  • Acquire take-home tactics for reaching out to your social & mobile audiences


Thursday, October 17

Noon-1:30 p.m.



Tulsa Area United Way 

1430 South Boulder Avenue - Bailey Room 


Questions? Pat Atkinson, Audio Conference Chair

Build Your Bookshelf
Conducting a Successful Fundraising Program


Conducting a Successful Fundraising Program
by Kent E. Dove

Whether I'm reading for work or pleasure, there are few really thick books I care to keep around. I tend to gravitate to resources that I can grab off my shelf and find what I'm looking for quickly. 


An exception to that rule is the book Conducting a Successful Fundraising Program by Kent E. Dove. This book truly covers it all from the basics like annual campaigns and grant proposals, to less typical fundraising strategies like membership clubs. 


What I really appreciate about Conducting a Successful Fundraising Program is that it provides high quality templates for gift agreements and receipts, pledges, and a stellar special event checklist. I find these templates to be an invaluable resource, as it's sometimes difficult to find professional solutions on the internet. 


While Conducting a Successful Fundraising Program is a great resource for any development officer, it's especially fitting for a novice fundraiser or anyone starting their role with a new organization.  

A Note From Chapter President, Amy Miller


Now that fall has officially arrived, many of our boards have started meeting more regularly. Often, nonprofit staff feel that board members do little but attend meetings. Many nonprofits experience frustration with getting their boards to fundraise; in fact, it was cited in recent studies as one of the main reasons why executive directors and development directors leave their jobs. 


However, if you ask board members, many of them are likely to report that they aren't given enough to do. Board members are often busy executives with great contacts and business experience, but very limited fundraising experience. Try giving them more guidance, allowing them to help the fundraising process at a level they are comfortable with. Helping these valuable volunteers become more engaged and connected with your organization can be well worth the extra time spent training them.


The key is to make it easy for board members to participate, and to help them understand that fundraising is much more than making an "ask." One way to give board members a chance to understand the process of donor engagement is asking them to call donors to say thank you. Arm them with enough information to answer questions that may be asked about your programs, clients, and other organizational activity. If they have knowledge of sensitive material, remind them of what should remain confidential. In this case, it may help to write out a script they can follow so they be sure to state the organization's position correctly.


A "thank-a-thon" is a win-win activity. It will not only help board members feel useful in the fundraising process, but it will also help improve relationships with your donors, who will be delighted to receive a thank you call without an attached ask.


Good luck!


Amy Miller

AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter President 

In This Issue
2013 NDP
Oct. Luncheon
Member Retention Survey
EMC Update
Mentoring Moment
Free Webinar
Build Your Bookshelf
Note from Chapter President
Welcome To Our New Member!

Patti Grice 

Director of Giving

Riverfield Country Day School

Chapter Job Listings

Northeastern State University


NSU Stewardship & Annual Giving Coordinator

Northeastern State University


Senior Director of Gift Planning

OSU Foundation


Business Manager

Junior League of Tulsa


Development Officer

Tulsa Habitat for Humanity


Gift Officer

Buckner Foundation 
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2013 Board of Directors
Amy Miller

Tish Stuart

Immediate Past President
Pam Dose

Jane Dunbar

Laura Chalus

VP of Education
Steffanie Bonner

Monthly Programs Chair
Toni McGee
Web Conference Chair
Pat Atkinson

VP of Advancing Philanthropy
Susan Garcia

CFRE Chair
Monica Champ

Professional Partners Chair
Kate Davis

Youth In Philanthropy Chair
Christina Ward

VP of Community Relations
Allison Walden

Newsletter Chair
Taylor Davis

Social Media Chair
Brandi Moore

Publicity Chair
Carrie Salce

VP of Membership Services
Kerry Hornibrook

Recruiting and Orientation Chair
Amanda LeCrone

Member Retention Chair
Lindsay Hughes

Volunteer Coordinator
Ashlee Noland

NPD/Conference Chair
Heather Duncan

Awards/Scholarships Chair
Tom Taylor

Chapter Administration
Margaret Wish
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