August Chapter Meeting & Luncheon
August 10, 2015
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
(Presented in three sessions)
**Note the extended hours for this
*Morning and Afternoon sessions are
The Fort Worth Club
**Parking Information Update**
You will be
given a discount
General Club Garage Parking Rates if
you bring your parking garage ticket to the
luncheon registration desk to get stamped.
This stamp will reduce your parking fee to$7.00
per vehicle for the all-day program, or
$3.00 if you only attend the luncheon
There is additional
parking available at The Fort Worth Club
"P1" Off-Site Parking Lot, located
on the corner of 6th Street and Lamar
Street. In the event that there is not an
attendant at the P1 lot, the
"code" that you would need to enter would be
will give you the discount.
**REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO
**Registration deadline is Thursday,
9:30am - 11:00am (AFP Members-Only Benefit)
"Making the Move to Top
Are those people listening to you? You know
who I mean: senior management, the
CEO, and the board. Are those
decision-makers applying fundraising
expertise? Like how to set charitable giving
goals - instead of just handing you the
figure to raise. Distinguishing between
personal opinion and the body of knowledge.
Do you effectively use your power and make
your voice heard? Let’s
talk - Together we can figure out how to
make the fundraising voice heard everywhere
it needs to be heard.
11:30am - 1:00pm
"Getting the Board Involved in Fund
It’s not negotiable: Each individual
board member must participate in
fundraising. That includes giving a personal
financial gift and taking on fundraising
tasks - every year. Is this happening in
your organization? Could this be happening
better at your agency? And why does board
member participation matter anyway? Bring a
few board members and let’s talk turkey.
1:30pm - 3:30pm (AFP Member’s Only Benefit)
"Asking for the Gift Face-to-Face"
Maybe this sounds scary. But really,
you can do it. In fact, your organization
has to do this. Why? Because personal
face-to-face solicitation - meeting with
someone you know who knows you - is the best
way to raise money. You find the right
people, people who care. You tell stories,
stories that matter. You figure out the
right gift to ask for and the right person
to do the asking. And then you do it - to
support annual operations as well as special
projects and capital programs. By the way,
who does this? You, the fundraising staff.
And, you, the board members. So come along
and learn how.
About the Presenter: Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE
Simone P. Joyaux is described as "one of the
most thoughtful, inspirational, and
provocative leaders in the philanthropic
sector." A consultant specializing in fund
development, strategic planning, and board
development, Simone guides countless
organizations and professionals through her
consulting and coaching, teaching and
writing. She works with all types and sizes
of nonprofits, speaks at conferences
worldwide, and teaches in the graduate
program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s
University, in Minnesota, USA.
Her books Keep Your Donors, Strategic
Fund Development, and Firing Lousy Board
Members all receive rave reviews. Simone has
also contributed to several other books. She
writes for the Nonprofit Quarterly, blogs
weekly as Simone Uncensored, and publishes a
As a volunteer, Simone founded the
Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, a social
justice organization. She regularly serves
on boards. Currently she chairs the Advisory
Board of the Centre for Sustainable
Philanthropy at Plymouth University in the
U.K. And, she chairs the Board of Directors
of Planned Parenthood of Southern New
Simone and her life partner have
bequeathed their entire estate to charity.
Visit her at www.simonejoyaux.com.
Table Registration is now open for the 2015 Fort Worth AFP National Philanthropy Day!
2015 AFP Web/Audio Conferences
Are you looking for a high quality, low cost,
convenient fund raising educational source?
Once again, your chapter is offering select
offerings from the AFP 2015 Webinars in
partnership with the Center for Nonprofit
Management West. Sessions are available
at $10 for AFP members, $15 for non-members.
Dates and subjects appear below.
Where? Center for Non Profit Management West
2701 W. Berry Street, Fort Worth
When?11:30 a.m.—Networking 12:00 noon -1:30
p.m.—AFP Webinar and Brown Bag Lunch
Wednesday, September 16th In It for the
Long Haul: How Donor Retention and Major Gifts
Can Transform Your Nonprofit James Greenhoe,
CFRE Register? Questions? Contact
Linda McMillan at