November 2013 | National Philanthropy Day Issue  
National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Mayo Hotel

115 West 5th Street

Tulsa, OK 74103


Conference: 7:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Luncheon: Noon-1:30 p.m.


Registration closes at noon TODAY! 

NPD Schedule


7:45 a.m. Registration & Professional Partner Fair Opens

(coffee and pastries served)


8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Session One

Achieving the Level Beyond Success 

Dan Clark, CSP, CSPA

We define success as getting what we want, but significance is achieved when we want what we get.


9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Session Two (choose one)

The Intentional Board

Kent Stroman, Institute for Conversational Fundraising™

Are you and your board on the same page? Equip the board to fulfill its true purpose.


Re-Inventing the Event

Talmadge Powell and Todd Pyland

Time to try something new? OR Love the one you're with? Find out here and see examples of events that work. 


Top 10 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Stuart McDaniel, The GuRuStu Group

Maximize exposure and gain recognition with dos and don'ts from an expert with nearly 95 non-profit clients to its name.


11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Session Three (choose one)

Hartley's Believe It or Not

Diana Hartley, APR, Sarkeys Foundation

Hear stories of successful grant applications and missteps from a grant program officer. The names of organizations will be changed to protect the innocent, and not so innocent!


HR Essentials for Non-profits

Michelle Choquette, CAP Tulsa

Human resources issues impact every nonprofit. Learn the fundamentals to assure effective HR at your agency.


Funders' Speed Networking

This fast-paced networking session gives you face-to-face time with Tulsa's generous funders. Ask the questions you always wished you could. Special guest funders include:

  • Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation ~ Michael DuPont
  • George Kaiser Family Foundation ~ Ben Stewart
  • Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation ~ Elizabeth Frame Ellison and Nicole Ableser
  • Sarkeys Foundation ~ Susan Frantz
  • Williams Foundation ~ Susan Shepherd
  • WPX Energy ~ Allison Jones

Noon to 1:30 p.m. National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Join emcee Kristin Dickerson, Keynote Presenter Dan Clark, our four Outstanding Philanthropists and our seven Spirit of Philanthropy honorees as we celebrate Tulsa's excellence as a philanthropic community and honor those whose philanthropic endeavors make an impact on us all.


1:45 to 3:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation

The Art of Significance

Dan Clark CSP, CSPA

Internationally-known author, consultant, and award-winning athlete Dan Clark is a primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and the author of 20 of his own best-selling books, including Puppies For Sale, which was made into a film at Paramount Studios starring Jack Lemmon. As a master storyteller, Dan has been published in more than 40 million books, in 40 languages worldwide, has appeared on more than 500 television and radio programs including Oprah and Glenn Beck, and was featured as the cover story in Millionaire Magazine.


Dan's new book, The Art of Significance is the culmination of a 20-year research project that documents why great is not good enough; why best is only relevant depending on what you compare it against; and why so many successful companies have collapsed. Clearly the common denominator is that too many leaders and managers believe they are thinking and changing, when in reality they are merely rearranging their opinions and prejudices, which only perpetuates their current faddish system of success.


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


Registration closes today. Reserve your spot now!

Four Questions with Keynote Speaker Dan Clark


Dan Clark On Raising The Bar
Dan Clark On Raising The Bar

NPD Chair Heather Duncan sat down with Keynote Speaker Dan Clark recently to gain valuable insight from Dan on today's nonprofit challenges and opportunities.


Heather Duncan: As an expert storyteller, what advice would you give to fundraisers whose job it is to tell their organization's story to attract donors?


Dan Clark: Focus on the story of the organization and build relationships - not donations.  The most important thing to do when telling your story is focus on the "why".  The potential donor should be able to answer the following questions:  Why should I listen?  Can I do it too? What do I do next?


HD: What do you see as the biggest challenge for nonprofits today, and what do you think professional fundraisers can do to combat it


DC: Fundraisers are in a competition for discretionary funds.  They must remember that personal relationships are necessary and key.  The relationships should be built based on mutual respect.  If this is maintained, the challenges will not become obstacles.


HD: Many of us work as part of a team in our organizations. What advice would you give on how we can each be a leader and motivate our team members to accomplish our goals together?


DC: It all goes back to communication and relationships.  If we put the relationships first, the communication will follow. By being a part of a team, we accept responsibility for the whole team.  Our team goal should be to be more than we already are.


HD: As fundraisers, our ultimate goal is to bring money into our organizations. How do we go about accomplishing this without becoming too fixed on "the ask"?


DC: Don't be fixed on the ask.  Get back to the root of the relationship.  Be genuine and maintain respect.  If we make it about the relationship, we don't have to worry about the ask.

National Philanthropy Day Winners and Honorees


Amy Miller, AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter President; Roy M. "Skip" Teel, Jr., Outstanding Philanthropist; Ken Busby, Outstanding Fundraising Executive; Conor Robert Cass, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy; Pattie Bowman (not pictured), Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser. 
Photo courtesy of Steven Michaels Photography.


Outstanding Philanthropist
Roy M. "Skip" Teel, Jr.


Roy M. "Skip" Teel, Jr. 
Photo courtesy of Steven Michaels Photography.

Mr. Teel is involved in many causes throughout Tulsa. He has provided long-term community service to Child Abuse Network (CAN), Tulsa Ballet and the University of Tulsa. He has also been active with the TU chapter of Sigma Chi. Professionally, Teel has owned and operated businesses in the conventional mobile telephone and paging industry, food manufacturing industry and the oil and natural gas business.


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Pattie Bowman


Pattie Bowman

Ms. Bowman is a life-long volunteer and long-time Tulsa resident. She has lived in Tulsa for 25 years, been married for 37 years and has a son and two daughters. She is a member of the Junior League of Tulsa, Chairman of the Board for Tulsa Opera, and a member of the boards for Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Community College and Oklahoma Aquarium. She is Co-Chairman of the Circle of Red for the American Heart Association. 

Outstanding Fundraising Executive
Ken Busby  


Ken Busby
Photo courtesy of Steven Michaels Photography.

Mr. Busby is the Executive Director of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa. Previously, he was the Director of Development for Tulsa Zoo Friends and Membership Director and Director of Communications with Gilcrease Museum. Busby serves as president of Tulsa International Mayfest and chairman of the Tulsa Symphony and Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust.  He is on the executive committee of the Tulsa Regional Chamber's Visit Tulsa Advisory Council. The Tulsa native is an alum of the University of Tulsa. 

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
Connor Robert Cass  

Connor Robert Cass  
Photo courtesy of Steven Michaels Photography.


Connor, a 2013 Holland Hall graduate, is this year's Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy. He was selected to manage $50,000 for the Youth In Philanthropy Initiative and his cohort developed REV, a program that encourages nonprofits to utilize teenagers as volunteers. After a significant ice storm, he created Green Tree of Tulsa (GTOT), to lead fundraising efforts to replace trees in the community and reduce the carbon footprint. So far, GTOT has planted 2,200 trees in the Tulsa area. Cass is a freshman at the University of Tulsa.



The chapter has added a special "honoree" category to this year's NPD awards, to salute honorable mentions among our nominees. Seven "Spirit of Philanthropy" honorees will be recognized at this year's luncheon for their contributions to Eastern Oklahoma's philanthropic community.   



Frank Rhoades


Volunteer Fundraisers

Katie Mabrey 

Richard and Sally Minshall


Professional Fundraisers

Kate Davis

Drew France


Youth in Philanthropy

Lily Raskin

Kathryn Tombridge

Thank You to Our Generous Event Sponors!
NPD Business Partners


Presenting Business Partner

Spectra Press

6103 E. Admiral Blvd.

Tulsa, OK 74115


Business Partners

Steven Michaels Photography

3171 E. 26th Street

Tulsa, OK 74114


The GuRuStu Group

628 East 3rd Street

Tulsa, OK 74120




Kent Stroman and the Institute for Conversational Fundraising™

Pioneer Building

319 SE Dewey Ave., Suite 300

Bartlesville, OK 74003


5 E. 5th Street

Tulsa, OK 74103


A Special Thank You to our NPD Awards Committee and Judging Panel


Awards Committee

Tom Taylor, Awards Chair

Executive Director 

Emergency Infant Services


Tish Stuart

Director of Development

Catholic Charities


Lori Long

Executive Director 

Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges



Richard Boone, former AFP President and past winner of Outstanding Fundraising Professional NPD Award


Lynn Sossoman, past winner of Outstanding Fundraising Professional NPD Award


Kent Stroman, past winner of Outstanding Fundraising Professional NPD Award


Dana Wilkes, Hardesty Family Foundation and past winner of Outstanding Philanthropist

In This Issue
NPD schedule
Key Note Speaker Dan Clark
NPD Winners and Honorees
Event Sponsors
Event Business Partners
NPD Committee and Judging Panel
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Thank you to our NPD Committee
Debbie Crowley

Catholic Charities


Taylor Davis

Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma


Drew France

CAP Tulsa


Amy Miller

Community Volunteer


Devon Miller



Brandi Moore



Carrie Salce

Salvation Army


Paula Settoon

Tulsa Community College


Molly Smith

The Little Light House


Tish Stuart, CFRE

Catholic Charities


Tom Taylor

Emergency and Infant Services


Allison Walden

Tulsa Regional Chamber


Sarah Wenglewski

CAP Tulsa


TJ Warren



Margaret Wish

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