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Monday, August 11, 11:30 a.m.

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX  76102

Member:           $20
Non-member:  $35
Program-only:  $15

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Program Topic: Intentional Stewardship

Presented By: Carole V. Rylander, CFRE

With more than 28 years of service in the non-profit sector, Carole offers customized solutions in fund development, planning and governance to non-profit organizations. She was named Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Dallas Chapter of AFP and has held accreditation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 1990.    

Program: Intentional Stewardship

Most of us focus our time and resources on the tactics of securing and renewing donations, with the understanding that building donor loyalty is paramount. But research is telling us that donor loyalty is not driven by fundraising appeal and renewal tactics! Rather, tactics account for less than 20% of the total retention value. High commitment or loyalty is attributable to the range of donor experiences the entire organization provides. In short, the collective actions our organizations offer determines whether donors renew or not.

So, how intentional are our donor stewardship programs? What donor experiences are we offering - or could we offer? What if we considered ourselves as "philanthropic travel agents," helping donors identify and reach their giving destinations?

On August 11 Carole Rylander, CFRE, will facilitate discussion of these provocative questions. We will create a comprehensive list of donor experience strategies and review a planning framework for enhancing the loyalty of your donors.  

Dear Members of the Fort Worth Metro Chapter of AFP,
One of the most exciting privileges of serving as your NPD
co-chairs is the opportunity to share with you, our members, the names of our 2014 National Philanthropy Day Awards honorees:  
  • Mary and Dick Lowe
    Distinguished Philanthropist
  • Michele Hahnfeld
    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
    Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
  • Missy Gale, CFRE; M. Gale & Associates
    Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive
  • Junior League of Fort Worth
    Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
  • Colonial Kids for a Cause
    Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

 As you know, these outstanding individuals and organizations will be officially honored on October 30, 2014 at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. 


Please join us in congratulating these honorees and thanking members of the 2014 NPD Awards Committee, led by Karen Derrick, for their exemplary work in evaluating the group of highly qualified nominees. We sincerely appreciate all those who took the time to provide these outstanding nominations for consideration.


We hope you will join us on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel for the annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon.




The 2014 NPD committee has been busy planning for a stellar event that will both express our gratitude for Fort Worth’s incredibly generous philanthropic community as well as honor the memory of a few very special individuals who lives have been role models for us all.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 213 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

AFP fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

The Fort Worth Metro Chapter has about 200 members and the most Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE) of any chapter in the world! Traditionally, our AFP Chapter is also a Ten-Star Chapter, one of only 75 globally.

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