Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter September 2020
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • October Program, The Art of Hello, is October 28
  • Thursday's Thoughts Virtual Cocktails & Collaboration October 8
  • Young Professionals Virtual Happy Hour is October 27
  • Welcome, New & Renewing Chapter Members
  • Congratulations, CFREs!
President's Message
Dear Friends,

Have you heard the news? Registration is now open for the 35th anniversary of our National Philanthropy Day, and I could not be any more excited for this special live virtual event!

Mark your calendars for Friday, November 13 and plan to join our all-star co-chairs Tanya Downing and Ben Vann for an afternoon of celebration, reflection and inspiration as we give a resounding round of applause to this year’s honorees. And what would our Philanthropy Day Luncheon be without the incomparable Scott Murray? Scott and Murray Media are back to emcee our program once again this year. 

Register here for a virtual seat for you and your guests, or purchase a virtual table. Can't make it but want to support the educational and philanthropic mission of National Philanthropy Day and the Greater Dallas AFP? Make a donation! Individual seats are just $25 and include a complimentary admission to one of our 2021 monthly educational programs. Additionally, everyone who registers by November 10th will be entered in a drawing to win a 10.2 inch Apple iPad – so register today and show your support for our 2020 honorees and your Greater Dallas AFP Chapter. 
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Paula Calise
October Program: 30 Seconds That Can Make All the Difference
As professionals, we all deserve to be known for our achievements and understood for our value proposition. The critical element is to introduce yourself to people in such a way that the listener understands your essence and uniqueness. A great professional brand quickly differentiates you from others. Paula Calise, founder and principal at Linked Executive Search, named one of the top ten search firms in the country by Forbes in 2020, is back to share her three-step approach.
Register now and learn more about the Art of Saying Hello, and how to make an impact when meeting someone for the first time - it's 30 seconds that can make all the difference!

Thanks to Catapult Fundraising for hosting this online program!
Thursday Thoughts
is a casual peer-to-peer virtual happy hour when AFP members and non-member guests hold an open conversation to discuss and share ideas on a variety of topics, challenges and current events. Join us on October 8 by registering here.
Young Professionals Virtual Happy Hour
for members and non-members age 30 and under. Check in and connect with your Young Professional fundraising colleagues. It's a vibrant online community of up and coming movers-and-shakers who are sharing their experiences and lessons learned. Join us on October 27 by registering here.
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AFP CFRE Refresher Course
is an an intensive program intended to provide an overview of the six knowledge domains of the CFRE exam. In collaboration with the AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter, we are one of just two AFP chapters currently offering this virtual refresher course. Learn more and register for the 2020 CFRE Refresher Course, October 29-30!
Remember, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Let’s finish the year strong!

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Shawn Wills, CFRE
President, Greater Dallas AFP
Thanks to Our 2019-2020 Chapter Sponsor
Texas Capital Bank
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  • Terri Altmann, Rebirth Empowerment Education
  • Katie Eubank, United Way of Grayson County
  • Linda Gray, Corporate Connections
  • Felicia Gummi, Texans Can Academies
  • Melisa Loopez
  • Christina Moore, Educational First Steps
  • Rhonda Parker, Parker Autism Center
  • Cece Rockwell, Impact Ventures
  • Jennifer Schmiel
  • Samantha Sims, Journey to Dream
  • Eric Zarko, Iconicit
  • Ashley Coston, Buckner International
  • Sarah Elliott, CFRE, Dallas Afterschool
  • Kelly Ann Kaufman
  • Jim Livernois
  • Paula Parrish, CFRE, Children at Risk
  • Michael Schwerin, SPCA of Texas
  • Laura Tovar, Deaf Action Center
  • Missy Whisler, Dallas Arboretum
Congratulations to new CFRE Veronica Moreno, and to Tori Correll and John Gilchrist, who have recertified their CFRE designations!

If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know!