In This Issue
August Breakfast Meeting
President's Letter
Interested in our 2017 AFP Board?
LuncheonAugust Breakfast Meeting: Bring your CEO, Executive Director, and/or Board President to Breakfast
Speaker: Janice Gow Pettey
Thursday, August 4, 2016 // 7:30a - 9:00a  
Tulsa Garden Center

Janice will lead an interactive discussion on the topic "How's Your Ethical Vision?", where she will share how an organization cannot consider the depth of engaging a culturally diverse population in its fundraising practice without also considering the ethical dimensions of such a move. Bring your leadership and colleagues to this thought-provoking breakfast to be inspired and engaged in this high-level conversation about how we serve who we serve, and why it matters.
Allison B. Walden, CFRE
2016 President, AFP Eastern OK; SVP Resource Development, Tulsa Regional Chamber
PresidentLetterLetter from the President
If you were to leave your current position tomorrow, do you know what legacy you'd leave behind? What would you be remembered for, lauded for... blamed for? What from your tenure would stick with your organization's fundraising operations and culture, and what practices and policies for which you were known would erode with your absence?
Beyond all the manuals, written policies and internal controls your organization may have, the real answer to these questions depends on the people you leave behind to continue the good fight. Do those you work alongside share your passion for the fundraising mission? Do they share your fundraising vision and your values? The people you've coached, mentored and trained - and even your peers - have they embraced and embedded into the culture those things which are really most important for your organization's fundraising efforts to succeed? Even if you plan to stay put a while, have your prepared yourself, your boss, your board and your colleagues for the time when you won't be there to shoulder the load by assuring they know the plan and what it takes to get there?
Chapter Unveils Two-Year Strategic Plan

The board of directors is pleased to share with you the AFP, Eastern Oklahoma chapter's strategic plan for 2016 and 2017. This plan will guide the chapter's activities for the next 18 months to execute the chapter's mission, pursuit its vision and execute a program of work rooted in four pillars -- Inclusion, Relevance, Influence and Sustainability.  The plan will be housed on the chapter website and will be reviewed and updated quarterly by the board and committee members responsible for the plan's execution.
A special thank you to our strategic planning committee, led by VP of Governance Michelle Reagor of Restore Hope Ministries and co-chairs Brenda Michael-Haggard of Clarehouse and Lee Bartel of John 3:16 Mission for their hard work and dedication to this project.
LeadershipAcademy2016 Leadership Academy Scholarship Opportunity
The Nominating Committee is offering a $1,000 scholarship for up to two AFP members to attend AFP Leadership Academy in Portland, Oregon, October 20-22, 2016. Recipients of the scholarship will attend this two and a half day event with our local chapter leadership as well as 100 other AFP chapter leaders nationwide, in preparation to serve the chapter in a leadership role for 2017.

Have you considered jumping into AFP leadership but aren't sure where to start? Or are you already on the board or a committee and want to step up your leadership for 2017?
Board2017We are looking for our 2017 Executive Committee  
If you are interested in volunteering on the 2017 AFP, Eastern Oklahoma Chapter Executive Board [Term Dates: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017], please email your interest to Tom Taylor, Immediate Past President before August 15, 2016.

The nominating committee will begin forming our 2017 AFP, Eastern Oklahoma Chapter Executive Board, with a planned announcement in September and voting at the October Luncheon.
Area Job Listings
SaveSave These Dates!
August Webinar: Nonprofit Videos (on a Budget) that Engage and Retain Donors 
Presenter: Steven Shattuck
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 // 12:00 - 1:30pm
Tulsa Area United Way & Bartlesville Area United Way

New Member Orientation 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 // 10:15 - 11:15am
The Tulsa Garden Center

September Luncheon 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 // 10:15 - 11:15am
The Tulsa Garden Center

Fundraising Training & CFRE Review Course
Wednesday & Thursday, October 26 & 27, 2016 // 8:00am - 5:00pm
OSU Tulsa Learning Center 
NPNNon-Profit News
Celebrate 10 Years of Barre Society at Open Barre!  
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 // 5:30 -7:00pm 
Tulsa Ballet Theater, Inc. 
Join the Barre Society for a rehearsal preview in their intimate on-site Studio K theater. They are excited to share the behind-the-scenes process of their dancers working with choreographers on the latest creations in dance. 

Grant Opportunity with The Finish Line Youth Foundation
The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities where employees and customers live, work and play.
We offer programmatic grants of up to $5,000 for organizations that provide opportunities for kids to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps.
Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!
  AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter
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P.O.Box 33103 | Tulsa, OK 74153