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Nonprofit Prophet Ten Star Chapter Volume 1, No. 2

P. O. Box 40386, Memphis, TN 38174-0386

February 2011

Monthly Luncheon

The Butterfly Effect.

How Our Smallest Actions Lead to Enormous Results Author and professional speaker Ed Horrell is a customer service advocate who teaches about the importance of respectful and engaging behavior. His “Kindness Revolution� columns are syndicated across the country, and he was recently featured in an story on the sad state of customer service in the U.S.

Ed Horrell, founder of The Kindness Revolution

Ed is a native of Memphis, a graduate of the University of Memphis, and a former visiting professor at Christian Brothers University. His presentation at the AFP meeting will leave you inspired and will refresh your perspective on donor relations. CBU, Thomas Center, 11:30am - 1:00pm

To register for the February 3rd luncheon, please visit Paying by credit card (VISA, Mastercard & AmEx) is not only welcome but preferred! We can only accept cash or checks at the door and we no longer send invoices. REMEMBER to make your luncheon reservation no later than noon Tuesday (2/1). Cancellations, when necessary, should be made as early as possible to avoid being invoiced for the unused reservation. Members $15

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BOOKS DONATED TO THE NON-PROFIT RESOURCE CENTER AT THE MEMPHIS LIBRARY IN HONOR OF OUR 2010 AFP SPEAKERS Welcome New Members! Allison Gillis Brownlow Donor Relations Manager BRIDGES, Inc. Mandy Stockton National Foundation for Transplants Alexandra Cox Turner VP of Planned Giving Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis

January – James Hutto Internet Management for Non-Profits – Strategies, Tools and Trade Secrets February – Elizabeth Duncan, Steve Carpenter Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign March – Leo Arnoult, Val Lay Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations April – Michael Detroit The Ask: How to Ask for Support for your Non-Profit Cause May – Penny Aviotti, Stephanie Butler, Bob Fockler, Barbara Sax Jacobs Grantseekers Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Finding Funding June – Ruby Bright Women, Wealth & Giving

Thank You For Your AFP Membership Renewal! Nell Blair The University of Tennessee Carol Carolson, CFRE Chris Chastain Crittenden Regional Hospital Foundation Arlenia Cole Brinkley Heights Urban Academy Charles McLarty, Jr. WKNO Jean Morton SunTrust Bank Sherrie Rinehart Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

July – Barlow Mann Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing August – Dr. Michael Chalmers, Meg Crosby, Dr. Ralph Hamilton The 11 Questions Every Donor Asks September – Mayor A C Wharton, Rabbi Micah Greenstein Mission Impact: Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits October – Linda Bonnin Fundraising in Times of Crisis December – Elise Bone, Aaron Keegan, Michelle Stubbs Planning Special Events: Excellence in Fund Raising Workbook Series The Nonprofit Resource Center – a special collection of resources located in the Business & Science Department on the third floor of the Central Library of the Memphis Public Library. A wealth of information is available in a variety of formats: books, videos, audiocassettes, periodicals, foundation annual reports, CD’s, and directories. They also maintain a collection of Foundation Center grant and grantmaker directories and the Foundation Directory Online, Professional Level database.

Thank You!

Elizabeth Rouse ArtsMemphis

Our appreciation to Meritan and CBU for allowing us the use of their facilities for our meetings in January. •

Thank you Meritan, Girl Scouts, Laura Terry, and Methodist Healthcare Foundation for providing door prizes at our January meeting.



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20 Questions with Kelly Davis Each newsletter we like to get to know one of our members a little better through a series of 20 questions. This month, Kelly Davis shares a few details on both a personal and professional level. 1. Full name (people know you as)? Kelly Davis 2. Date & place of birth? June 9, 1981, Hopkinsville, KY 3. How long have you lived in the area? 6 1/2 years 4. Occupation? Director of Development for University Initiatives at U of M 5. Who was your most influential role model? My parents and my maternal grandfather, A.O. Richards 6. Favorite place to go, favorite trip, hike, etc.? A sporting event or a good restaurant 7. Favorite local business? All the great local restaurants 8. Favorite food? Just good food, I eat about anything you put in front of me 9. Favorite book? Most of my reading involves news or current events 10. Favorite movie? I’m not a huge movie person, but I’d say Tombstone 11. What do you waste your money on? Food and just having a good time 12. What is the craziest & most adventurous thing you have done? It depends how you define that! I don’t know that I have any extraordinary adventurous feats. I guess I’d say spur of the moment and kind of crazy trips to go to sporting events – The British Open, the World Series, the Final Four, the College World Series. 13. What is your fondest memory? There are many. In general, I’d just say spending time with family and friends at games, on trips, on our farm, etc. 14. If you could change one thing about Memphis what would it be? The pessimistic attitudes many folks seem to have 15. What do you think makes Memphis a good place to live? Great people and there is always something fun to do. If you can’t find something to do here, you aren’t trying 16. Tell me about one hidden Memphis treasure others should know about? I don’t know how hidden it is, but the food. There are so many great restaurants of all varieties. Oh, and great high school basketball. 17. What do you do to de-stress? Exercise, eat, referee basketball and hang out with friends 18. If you were to try any other profession for one day, what would it be? A financial investor, though I would be completely over my head 19. What is one fundraising best practice you can share with AFP membership? It’s no secret at all, but the most important things I see are being trustworthy and forming true relationships 20. Complete this sentence: Kelly is: passionate about people and things he is close to and believes in.



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Calendar of Nonprofit Events AFP posts these events as a service to its members and is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. Send relevant information about nonprofit events in the format below to

February 2011 12 - Works of Heart, benefiting Child Advocacy Center, Memphis College of Art, Overton Park, 7 - 10pm 24 - Volunteer Mid-South will hold the Volunteer Expo at The Oak Court Mall. This event is an opportunity for you to show off your agency to potential volunteers, donors, board members, and members of the Mid-South community. To secure your participation, register today as space is limited! In the spirit of a “job fair,” over 100 Mid-South non-profit agencies will participate in the Volunteer Expo to educate attendees about their organizations, discuss their programs, and promote their volunteer opportunities. The Volunteer Expo will be held from 4pm-7pm at the Oak Court Mall, 4465 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117. At the Volunteer Expo, you can: •Promote your volunteer opportunities • Provide donor information to individuals and corporate representatives List board openings • Promote awareness of your agency’s role in the Mid-South community To register call Ann Dotson at 523-2425, ext 200 or e-mail a

Nonprofit Job Bank See the newest job postings at If you have a job opening and would like help getting the word out, consider using the AFP website to post your position. Door Prizes Needed! If your organization would like to donate a door prize for our monthly luncheon, please contact Laura Terry at

Newsletter Information In order to get the newsletter out on time, information needs to be sent to the editor no later than the 15th of the previous month. Please send your information, including events for the calendar, to Jennifer Strain at Please help the editor and send calendar events in the correct format. Thanks!



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Congratulations Scholarship Winners! Sonji Branch, Associate Director of Development at Facing History and Ourselves, was the recipient of the $1000 2011 Fannie Belle Burnett Scholarship to attend the AFP International Conference in Chicago on March 20-23, 2011.

Susan M. Mills with Goodwill Homes Community Services, Inc. is the recipient of the AFP Memphis Diversity Scholarship award. She will receive a year membership to AFP.

AFP International Conference Chicago, IL March 20 - 22, 2011 Registration is now open for the 2011 International Conference – AFP’s dynamic event for Professional Fundraisers. It’s a forum to provide perspectives for your profession – the critical insight and learning you need, right now, to successfully manage your career for the future. General session speakers to include President Bill Clinton and Queen Latifah. Join us for our first WEB/AUDIOCONFERENCE of 2011 on Wednesday, February 9! How to Identify and Talk with Major Donors Presenter: Timothy Logan, ACFRE Sharing your organization’s story and its needs with Major Donors is crucial for a successful fundraising program. How do you identify potential Major Donors and how do you cultivate them once you do? This presentation will focus on two key aspects of a successful Major Donor program: identifying major donor prospects and reaching out to share your philanthropic needs. 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. – University of Memphis Alumni Center – 635 Normal Street Please arrive by 11:50 a.m. and feel free to bring your lunch! Free to AFP Members; $10 for Non-Members Register here: Also, mark your calendar for our second WEB/AUDIOCONFERENCE on Thursday, February 24. It’s Not About You, It’s About Them: the New Imperative in Corporate Fundraising – Hear about the latest trends in corporate philanthropy and “selling impact” to companies. Presenter: Jason Saul, Author 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. – University of Memphis Alumni Center


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