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August Chapter Meeting & Luncheon

Monday, August 10, 2015 
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
(Presented in three sessions)
**Note the extended hours for this event!**
*Morning and Afternoon sessions are an
AFP "Members-Only" benefit*

 The Fort Worth Club
12th Floor
306 West Seventh Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Driving Directions 

**Parking Information Update**

You will be given a discount on the 

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 portion.


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 #139, this will give you the discount. 


**Registration deadline is Thursday, August 6!!!


Program Topic:  
A Day with Simone Joyaux

Morning Session:  9:30am - 11:00am (AFP Members-Only Benefit)

"Making the Move to Top Management"

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.


Luncheon Meeting:  11:30am - 1:00pm

"Getting the Board Involved in Fund Development"

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.


Afternoon Session:  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 monthly e-news.


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 England.


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!


Important Dates
08/10/15: August Members Luncheon

09/14/15: September Members Luncheon

10/12/15: October Members Luncheon

11/10/15: Fort Worth AFP National Philanthropy Day, Cendera Center

12/14/15: Holiday Members Luncheon
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.  

Center for Non Profit Management West 2701 W. Berry Street, Fort Worth

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 mcmillan@cnmconnect.org


Do "a little" now...so no one needs to do a lot later!  The June Philanthropy in Action Conference needs volunteers now! You can make a difference while volunteering a little time each week or month leading up to the conference, while the Philanthropy in Action Conference Committee Members are doing the heavy lifting!  We have tasks and roles to fit your schedule.  Please step up and let us know if you’re willing to give "a little" of your time.


Contact the Logistics Chair at Pamelia@FSAScholarshipFoundation.org


AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter - P O Box 211 Fort Worth, Texas 76101