Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

July 2024

In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • Register for August 28 Luncheon Program
  • Celebrating 64 Years of AFP!
  • Support your local AFP chapter by giving to APF Now!

President's Message

Happy Fourth of July! Summer is a time when some fundraising shops are mercifully quieter. Our fundraising efforts slow down because many donors, foundations and individuals, are physically or mentally on vacation.

I hope you’ve made plans to slow down during June and July when fundraising is at its slowest. I hope that you are enjoying friends and family and doing self-care rituals that will leave you re-charged for the upcoming and very busy third and fourth quarters of the year. Because burnout is something that plagues our profession, remember that self-care and work-life balance are a fundraising professional's best bet for a long career.

The Greater Dallas AFP Chapter is taking this advice by not having a July luncheon program or board meeting. Cheers!

We are also excited about our next program on August 28th, with the formidable Heather Stevens as our speaker. And be sure to save the date for National Philanthropy Day, Thursday, November 14 at the Dallas Arboretum. 

I pray each of you has a successful month – no matter the metric of success!

With gratitude,

Alicia Peoples, JD

President, Greater Dallas AFP

August Luncheon Program:

Capital Campaigns!

Top Trends, Best Practices, and the Basics to Help You Plan a Successful Campaign

Is there a capital campaign in your future? If so, you want to be prepared. Campaigns have specific strategies, approaches and patterns. In this session, nonprofit consultant Heather Stevens will share the data to back this up. You'll leave with the latest research, trends, and best practices for planning an effective and efficient capital campaign.

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

11:30 AM Registration & Networking

12-1 PM Program

Learn more and register now for this upcoming event


Heather Stevens is President & CEO of Rise360 Consulting. As a career nonprofit executive, Heather has learned firsthand what motivates donors to support a cause. She provides her clients with proven market-driven solutions to help them reach their realistic marketing and fundraising goals. With over 18 years of experience serving nonprofits, social enterprises and their supporters, Heather has helped numerous organizations expand their causes and narratives. In addition to her professional experience with nonprofit organizations, Heather brings a strong commitment to her community by being a partner with Good Returns, a member of the Rotary Club of Dallas, PEO International, a Safer Dallas Steering Committee Member, Gifting Brands Board of Directors and W. Ray Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees. She is a previous Board Director of the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society and a Past Co-Chair of the Advisory Board at the University of Texas at Dallas' Mathematics and Natural Science School.

Learn more and register now for this upcoming event 

Members and non-members are welcome! Discounted rates for emerging professionals age 30 or less than 4 years as a fundraising professional, member or non-member).

$50 for non-members

$35 for members

$30 for emerging professionals

AFP Global is offering $50 off Global Membership Dues for lapsed and new members joining the Professional or Associate categories now through July 31, 2024.


Use this Discount Code: AFPANNI24

Support Your Dallas AFP Chapter!

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The work we all do to support Dallas area nonprofits has never been more important! Together we can help each other thrive. Please invest in the important work of our fundraising profession by supporting your Greater Dallas AFP Chapter's annual AFP Now! Campaign. Learn more and make your gift HERE.

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