April 2014 
Save the Dates
2014 Training Calendar

Maximize your AFP membership by attending monthly luncheon networking events and FREE webinar classes. Commit one event (or all!) to your schedule now using this year's schedule:


Monthly Luncheon Schedule

Thursday, April 3

Thursday, May 1

Thursday, June 5

July - No Luncheon

August - No Luncheon

Thursday, September 4

Thursday, October 2nd

Thursday, November 6 or 13 (TBD)

Thursday, December 11


Monthly Webinar Schedule

Thursday, April 24

What Makes Millennials Want to Give


Wednesday, May 14

Shifting World of Business and Community


Wednesday, June 11

Creating a Breakthrough Strategy for Your Nonprofit


Tuesday, July 8

Major Gifts for Small Shops


Thursday, July 24

Six Figure Fundraising


Wednesday, August 13

Development from the Donor's Perspective


Wednesday, August 28

24-Hour Turnaround Campaigns


Wednesday, September 17

Creative Design for Fundraising Campaigns

National Speaker Series
Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up


With decades of experience finding, recruiting and training diverse young leaders across the country, Public Allies CEO Paul Schmitz has encapsulated many of his greatest insights and lessons in the book "Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up". 


Paul has traveled the country to deliver hundreds of talks and workshops about the lessons of leadership, diversity, and community service. He provides an empowering new definition of what leadership is: an action someone takes, not a position someone holds. Paul uses inspiring stories and interactive exercises to engage audience members to reflect on their own leadership journeys; think differently about their and others' leadership possibilities; and explore five values essential for leaders to practice in order to bring people and groups together to create better solutions.


Oklahoma City

April 16, 2014




April 17, 2014


Ethics Resources from March Luncheon

If you missed last month's luncheon, here are some great resources that Lynn Flinn shared with attendees:

Ethical Orientation Questionnaire by the Center for Ethics & Business, Loyola Marymount University


10 things you can do to avoid becoming the next Enron by the Ethics Resource Center

Mentoring Moment
A Two-Way Learning Experience


Lauren Brookey 
Vice President of External Affairs 
Tulsa Community College

"When I agreed to be part of the mentoring program, I was looking forward to helping Allison. I didn't realize what a great source of information and feedback she would be for me in my own professional role. What a great program! I have thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to get to know Allison better and share professional challenges and interests."


-Lauren Brookey, TCC

Mentor to Allison Walden


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

April Luncheon
Developing Long-Term, Mutually Beneficial Partnerships between Nonprofits and Corporations

Community Affairs representatives from some of Tulsa's top corporations will provide guidance and insight on how nonprofits can engage with corporations to develop deep-level partnerships that create employee engagement and meaningful opportunities for volunteerism. This session will not be a "these are our guidelines" presentation but rather provide helpful insight from an "insiders" point of view.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tulsa Garden Center 
2435 South Peoria
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114

Registration closed
Walk-ins:     $30.00 
For more information, please contact Margaret Wish, Chapter Administrator.

AFP Eastern OK's Presenting Business Partner

Cast Your Vote: State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grants

State Farm will award forty $25,000 grants through its Neighborhood Assist program. 


The top 200 nonprofit causes were selected in March, and the final 40 grant winners will be selected through Neighborhood Assist's Facebook App. Vote on your favorite cause April 28-May 16.

Build Your Bookshelf
Fundraising with Businesses 


Fundraising with Businesses by Joe Waters

One of the aspects of fundraising development professionals often struggle with is corporate partnerships. Building relationships with businesses is often difficult due to corporate executives' increasingly busy schedules as well as businesses' sometimes strict policies on philanthropic giving. 


Joe Waters' book, Fundraising with Businesses, provides 40 new-and-improved strategies for nonprofits to leverage corporations large and small to give. 


This excellent resource has fantastic ideas that are fresh and current, involving social media and quick and simple ways for busy professionals and their companies to give back. Specific case examples and step-by-steps are used to give development professionals clear guidance on how to implement these fundraising tools. 


Whether your organization is new to soliciting corporate partnerships or you are looking to refresh your corporate giving program, Fundraising with Businesses is a fantastic resource.


AFP Eastern OK's Presenting Strategic Partner

In This Issue
Training Calendar
National Speaker Series
Ethics Resources
Mentoring Moment
April Luncheon
State Farm Grants
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Tish Stuart


Chapter Administrator

Margaret Wish



Jane Dunbar



Jocelyn McCarver


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Amy Miller



Suzy Sharp


VP of Education

Steffanie Bonner


VP of Advancing Philanthropy

Susan Garcia


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Allison Walden


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Kate Silvey


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