June 2014 

Think About It 

President's Message


Tish Stuart

President, AFP Eastern OK Chapter 

You may feel the same way as me by wanting to relax, enjoy the weather and spend time with family and friends.  Let's do! 


Want to have some fun?  How about dropping by our member and potential member mixer on Thursday, June 12th?  It will be from 5:30-7:30 at Infuzion Lounge, 9999 S. Mingo.   


We can also take time to review the

results of our fundraising efforts so far this year, and shift our plans and strategies to maximize our efforts.  There are several webinars scheduled during the next couple of months.  In August we are offering the AFP CFRE course with fundraising training and a work sessions for those who want to apply for the Certified Fundraising Executive application and exam.  We will not have lunch meetings in July or August, so please make note of our next one on Thursday, September 4th, at 11:30 am.


Our National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon and Conference is set for Friday, November 7th!  The conference training sessions will be held in the morning. 


Thank you for your participation in our Eastern Oklahoma AFP activities.  

June Luncheon
Simple Rules for Political Advocacy in the Nonprofit Sector. 


Speaker Dan Beirute will discuss Simple Rules for Political Advocacy in the Nonprofit Sector


Nonprofits most often have a cause to advocate. Dan will explain the legal "do's and don'ts" to political advocacy in the nonprofit sector.  


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tulsa Garden Center 
2435 South Peoria
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114

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

AFP Eastern OK's Presenting Business Partner
You're Invited
Chapter Membership Event    
Thursday, June 12 
Infuzion Ultra Lounge
101st & Mingo

Come mingle with your peers and fellow AFP members, and invite anyone interested in the 

nonprofit sector and joining AFP! AFP will provide light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. There will 

be a giveaway for all in attendance as well as door prizes! We hope to see you there!  




Creating a Breakthrough Strategy for Your Nonprofit 


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Tulsa Area United Away

1430 South Boulder Avenue, Bailey Room 

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119

Guest $20.00
Member Complimentary

Brown Bag Lunch!


Click Here for Event Summary and More Information About the Speaker


Save The Dates



August 8th & 15th

American Red Cross of Tulsa, Bartlesville Room



August 29th & 30th

Bailey Education Foundation Conference Center


We are excited to present the "new and improved" CFRE Workshop again this year. This years' workshop begins at one of two luncheons, your choice of a location in Tulsa on August 15th  or Bartlesville on August 8, and the remainder of the workshop at Bailey Education Foundation in Owasso on Friday, August 29th and Saturday morning, August 30th.  Our focus this year is not only preparation for the Certified Fund Raising Exam, but will also include strategies for completing the application.  Following the CFRE Workshop, a study group will be meeting regularly prior to taking the test during the October 18-December 6, 2014 testing period.  Applications to take the exam will be due September 30, 2014.  Please visit the website, http://www.cfre.org for testing dates and locations.


The revised AFP CFRE Review Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is an intensive two-day program that provides an overview of skills, techniques and program components based on fundraising experience at the five-year level. Unlike earlier versions of the course, the revised course is organized around the domains of the CFRE examination rather than specific fundraising strategies. In addition, the participant manual will contain test taking tips and sample exam questions provided by CFRE International. 

Participants receive: 

* Participant manual 
* Approximately 14 hours of instruction (for which you will receive credit on your application) 
* A certificate of completion at the end of the course

New and Improved Topics include 8 modules: 
* Why Philanthropy? An Overview of Fundraising & Its Concepts 
* Current & Prospective Donor Research 
* Marketing and Communications for Fundraising & Development 
* Developing a Comprehensive Solicitation Program 
* Building and Sustaining Relationships 
* Securing the Gift 
* Volunteer Involvement 
* Management 
* Accountability 

There is a separate application and fee for the 
CFRE Exam which must be received by CFRE International at least 2 months (60 days) prior to the exam date. Application is available at CFRE International at www.cfre.org or 703-820-5555. 


National Philanthropy Day

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Mayo Hotel

More details to come!

Local News

How Asking for Time Can Turn into Much More for Your Organization! 


Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa made news this past week as they had a special volunteer helping them distribute meals! This publicity was right on the heels of their re-branding that happened in the beginning of May. This is a great example of how to get the new look of your cause in front of community leaders and the public by simply asking for time. You never know what such visibility could turn into!  Great jobs Meals on Wheels team!  (Check job listings for an open position at this organization)


Check out the great coverage:







Mentoring Moment
A Two-Way Learning Experience


Kate Davis

We Are Looking For A Few Good Mentors (and mentees of course)!!

Thanks to those of you who signed up at last month's meeting to be a part of this year's mentoring program. We still have plenty of matches we need to make, so you still have plenty of time to participate either as a mentor, a mentee, or BOTH, in this year's program.


Sign up sheets will be available at the meeting on Thursday, but you may also email Kate Davis at katedavis53@gmail.com or call/text her at 918-520-3159. We all have so much to offer each other and this is the perfect program in which to share your knowledge or to learn something new. 

If you have questions, please contact Kate. Hope to hear from you soon!! 



-Kate Davis

AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter

Chair, Mentoring Program 


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

Build Your Bookshelf
The One Thing
The One Thing

At last month's luncheon, guest Larry Hostetler of AFP International reminded us of the many fantastic resources available on the AFP International website, including Action University, which synopsizes books related to fundraising and beyond. A book recently reviewed in Action University is The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, which asks, "what's the one thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?" This is obviously not a book on the topic of fundraising, but who wouldn't want to know the answer to that question? Action University, located under the professional development tab on the AFP International website, is where to go find written resources both directly and indirectly related to our job as fundraisers, but that without a doubt can help us be better development professionals. 



AFP Eastern OK's Presenting Strategic Partner

In This Issue
Think About It
June Luncheon
Build Your Bookshelf
Mentoring Moment
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Job Listings


Development Assistant

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa



Meals on Wheels of Tulsa Metro  

New Members

Kryste Benge

Resource Dev Specialist

Muscogee Nation


Candice Chinsethagid

Development Director

Up With Trees


Cheryl Kane, BA

Campaign Director

St. Pius X School

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Tulsa, OK 74153

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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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