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Monday, July 14, 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: The Economic Gold Mine of Donor Loyalty

Presented By: Rachel Muir, CFRE

When she was just 26 years old, Rachel Muir launched Girlstart, a non-profit organization to empower girls in math, science, engineering and technology in the living room of her apartment with $500 and a credit card.  Several years later she had raised over 10 million dollars and was featured on Oprah, CNN, and the Today show.  Her career spans includes leading an online fundraising consulting practice at Convio/Blackbaud and managing major gift portfolios for some of the countryís largest and most successful nonprofit brands.  Rachel serves as Vice President of Training at Pursuant, where she leads classroom and custom training to transform people into confident, successful fundraisers.   

Program: The Economic Gold Mine of Donor Loyalty

Retaining donors is where fundraising profit is made, however most organizations lose two out of three donors after the first gift.  In a recent study 69% of nonprofits said they do not or donít know if they have a strategy for maintaining donor loyalty.  Why are we losing so many donors?  What can we do to prevent it?  What do donors want?  How can we best maximize our fundraising efforts?  Discover trends in philanthropy that can drastically impact your fundraising performance.  Weíll explore why donors stop giving, how to measure donor retention and how to apply a donor centered cultivation plan to a calendar.  Youíll learn how to make the donor the hero of your story and inspiring stewardship examples that can help you guarantee a long term future with 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