January 2014
Tish's Think About It
Tish Stuart
Tish Stuart, CFRE
2014 AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter President
It is my goal for our AFP chapter to be a leading voice in promoting philanthropy and the fundraising profession in eastern Oklahoma.  We represent the numerous worthy causes necessary to serve basic human needs as well as the enrichment of life.  Let's be zealous about building our professional and technical fundraising skills.  Let's continue to hold each other to the highest ethical standards.  Let's pursue best practices in our profession as we carry out the missions of our organizations.  Let's uphold the Donor Bill of Rights which we attest to when we renew our memberships.  And let's have fun as we network horizontally, vertically, and externally!   


I appreciate this opportunity as president of our Eastern OK Chapter.  We have officers and board members who are talented and enthusiastic about our profession. 


Do you want to become involved or do you have ideas for programs, training, or networking?  If so, please contact me or another board member right away.  Hope to see you often. 


Tish Stuart, CFRE


January Luncheon
Social Media and the Nonprofit Sector
Jason Collington

Jason Collington, Web Editor with Tulsa World Media Company, will discuss  Social Media and the Nonprofit Sector.

We will do our best to accommodate walk-ins to this event. 



Thursday, January 9, 2014  11:30 AM - 1:15 PM 



Tulsa Garden Center

2435 South Peoria

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114



$30, guest

$20, member 

Seven Touches


In the Winter 2014 edition of Advancing Philanthropy, the donor stewardship principle known as the Seven Touches makes an appearance in an article, reminded us of how important this staple is in any fundraising program. Here are the Seven Touches, referenced from Advancing Philanthropy:

  1. Prompt thank-you letters
    Consistent thank-you letters should be sent within 48 hours of receiving a gift. A tiered recognition plan that involves multiple thank-yous as giving levels increase will offer the greatest impact to position repeated giving. Remember that first-time donors deserve the same level of thanks as your loyal and largest donors do to ensure they become repeat donors.  
  2. Impact reports
    Donors are inspired by the results of their giving. Positive outcomes that are a direct result from their support of a program will motivate them to give again.  
  3. Annual report
    Just like a program report that shares how donor support led to success for an aspect of the organizational mission, an informative annual report that depicts the overall picture of a charity will build trust in its ability to efficiently reach and surpass goals. Similarly, transparency and accountability lead to donor loyalty as they continue to become engaged in mission delivery.  
  4. Volunteer recognition cards
    Sent in April during Volunteer Recognition Month, it highlights your charity's appreciation of its donors' active involvement in the mission of your organization. Whether they are board members, committee members, or other volunteers, committed donors appreciate recognition.  
  5. Birthday cards
    Sent out the first week of each month (or three days prior to the donor's birthday, if possible), a birthday greeting says that your organization is paying attention to donors in a very personal way.  
  6. Thanksgiving or National Philanthropy Day cards
    At a time of year for expressing thanks, thanking your donors should be a priority.  
  7. Personal phone calls
    Make personal phone calls in early December to wish donors "Happy Holidays."

The above was extracted from the article Concierge Stewardship by Brian M. Sagrestano, J.D., CFRE and Robert E. Wahlers, M.S., CFRE in the Winter 2014 ed. of Advancing Philanthropy Magazine 

In This Issue
Tish's TAI
January Luncheon
Seven Touches
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2014 Board of Directors



Tish Stuart


Chapter Administrator

Margaret Wish



Jane Dunbar



Jocelyn McCarver


Immediate Past President

Amy Miller



Suzy Sharp


VP of Education

Steffanie Bonner


VP of Advancing Philanthropy

Susan Garcia


VP of Community Relations

Allison Walden


VP of Member Services

Kate Silvey


President Elect

Tom Taylor

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