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Nonprofit Prophet Ten Star Chapter Volume 1, No. 7

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

July 2012

July Luncheon Has America’s Charitable Giving Climbed out of its Great Recession-fueled Trough? Which sources of giving (individuals, bequests, corporations, foundations) experienced the strongest growth? Which sectors experienced the greatest changes in giving - up or down? How do these national trends play out locally? Do they matter? Leo Arnoult, a former chair and current board member of the Giving USA Foundation, publishers of the comprehensive annual report on national giving trends, and organizer of the first local report Giving Memphis will share his thoughts about the meaning of this information relative to our fundraising efforts now and going forward. Leo is President of Arnoult & Associates, Inc. which is celebrating its 25th anniversary providing strategic planning and fundraising consulting.

Thursday, July 12th CBU, Thomas Center, 11:30am - 1:00pm To register for the July 12 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 (7/10). Cancellations, when necessary, should be made as early as possible to avoid being charged for the unused reservation.

Members $15

Non-members $25





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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Cathy Hernandez Development Director Ballet Memphis THANK YOU RENEWED MEMBERS! Carol Davis-Brame Opera Memphis (Member since 2010)

Jenny Nevels Baptist Memorial Health Care (Member since 2011)

Clint Cummins American Cancer Society (Member since 2008)

Hannah Newsom Church Health Center (Member since 2011)

Bob Fockler Community Foundation (Member since 2007)

Latoria Parker Leadership Memphis (Member since 2003)

Rita Gibson Memphis Area Legal Services (Member since 2011)

Bobby Prince University of Memphis (Member since 2008)

Connie Gonitzke National Foundation for Transplants (Member since 2005)

Andrew Prislovsky Christian Brothers University (Member since 2010)

Bryce Haugsdahl United Way of the Mid-South (Member since 1982) Sandra McMahan Int’l Children’s Heart Foundation (Member since 2006) Susan Mills Goodwill Homes Community Servs (Member since 2011) Cindy Moore MIFA (Member since 2007)

Saturday, August 11th 2012 Chickasaw Oaks Mall 7pm to 10pm Food, Fun, Margaritas, Wine, Beer Silent Auction & Entertainment by Andy Tanas and Salsa Dancers Ticket $40 Methodist Healthcare Foundation Living Awards Benefit Thursday, August 16, 2012 The Peabody Hotel-Memphis 6 pm- Reception 7:00-Dinner Tickets-$100 each Tables- $1,000 Information: 901-516-0500

Please join us for our July 18th Webinar at Noon Online Success Strategies, Tools and Trade Secrets

Alice Roberts The Orpheum Theatre (Member since 2002)

Over the past decade nonprofit organizations have been inundated with Internet services and technology options. This session taught by Ted Hart, one of the world’s foremost experts on Nonprofits and the Internet, will focus your organization on how it can integrate offline fundraising with online strategies. While nonprofit organizations continue to embrace the use of the Internet for a variety of purposes, the challenge most organizations face is how they can build upon their traditional direct mail, special event and other activities while not being an Internet expert themselves. Mr. Hart will help you begin your efforts or enhance what you have already started.

Kevin Roper University of Memphis (Member since 1991) Alisa Smallwood, CFRE Smallwood Consulting (Member since 1996) Brier Turner Delta Arts (Member since 1987)

In this session: • How to reach the “new breed” of online givers • How to build community through online social networks • How to stay ahead of the curve

Molly Wexler Memphis Jewish Federation (Member since 2010)

Presenter: Ted Hart, ACFRE and expert in both online and traditional fundraising. Location: U of M Alumni Center Free to AFP Members; $10 for Non-Members Register at:

Thank You! Our appreciation to Meritan and CBU for allowing us the use of their facilities for our meetings in June.

Door Prizes Needed! If your organization would like to donate a door prize for our monthly luncheon, please contact Kay Horne at

Thank you Latino Memphis and Methodist Healthcare Foundation for providing door prizes at our June luncheon.


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Each newsletter we like to get to know one of our members a little better through a series of 20 questions. This month, Amelia Barton shares a few details on both a personal and professional level. 1. Full name (people know you as)? Amelia Barton 2. Date & place of birth? August 19, 1942

Florence, South Carolina

3. How long have you lived in the area? 35 years 4. Occupation? Executive Director, DeltaARTS 5. Who was your most influential role model? My amazingly creative tenth grade English teacher, Dorothy Cockfield 6. Favorite place to go, favorite trip, hike, etc.? Murrels Inlet in South Carolina 7. Favorite local business? CafÊ 1912 8. Favorite food? Shephards Pie 9. Favorite book? The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman and Room by Emma Donoghue because they both reveal the power of imagination 10. Favorite movie? Out of Africa 11. What do you waste your money on? Diet Cokes 12. What is the craziest & most adventurous thing you have done? As a child jumping from the roof of the pack house on our farm believing I could fly 13. What is your fondest memory? Sharing my life with my extraordinary husband, Derrick Barton 14. If you could change one thing about Memphis what would it be? The level of cleanliness 15. What do you think makes Memphis a good place to live? The river, the arts, the restaurants, the people, and the soulful spirit of the city 16. Tell me about one hidden Memphis treasure others should know about? Rizzo’s Diner 17. What do you do to de-stress? Sit on my screen porch with a glass of wine listening to Leonard Cohen Live from London 18. If you were to try any other profession for one day, what would it be? Country Singer and Creator of names for OPI nail polish 19. What is one fundraising best practice you can share with AFP membership? Thorough research on potential major donors enabling you to make connections to their personal interests 20. Complete this sentence: Amelia is a Memphis midtowner with her whole heart and soul.


2012 CRYSTAL AWARDS FOR PHILANTHROPY NOMINATION COVER SHEET Nominations are due Monday, July 16, 2012 (deadline will not be extended) Complete a separate cover sheet for each nomination. Include a narrative summary that speaks to each of the award criteria and include a minimum of two letters of support. Nominee Name Organization Name Business Address Home Address Phone




E-Mail Nomination for (check one): Outstanding Corporation Outstanding Executive Leader Outstanding Foundation or Philanthropic Organization Outstanding Fundraising Executive Outstanding Philanthropist Outstanding Young Philanthropist (ages 18 to 39) Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Nominated by: Name Organization Name Phone E-Mail I am an AFP member. I am not an AFP member.

Please visit the AFP website Philanthropy Day page to download the full Crystal Awards nominations packet including requirements, categories and criteria.

AFP Alabama Chapter Conference The AFP Alabama Chapter is offering a dual-track conference, July 18-20, 2012, featuring the Fundamentals of Fundraising Course and the CFRE Review Course. Anyone in our chapter is invited to participate. The AFP-AL Summer Conference cost for AFP Members is $450. The cost for non-members is $550. It will be held in Prattville, Alabama at the Marriott Montgomery/Prattville Hotel & Conference Center at Capitol Hill. The special conference rate is $129 a night. For details, contact Peggy Darby at In addition, they are seeking help from our fellow AFP Chapters to secure presenters for both tracks and presenters must currently hold the CFRE certification. If you would like to present, contact Sheri Ransome at

Earn CFRE Credits You can earn CFRE continuing education credit at each monthly chapter meeting. Your attendance at AFP earns .5 CFRE hour for each monthly program speaker. Our chapter will document the speaker information with CFRE and AFP, as well as provide you with a form for your records. Pick up your form each week at the registration desk.

Luncheon Sponsorships Do you know of a local business who could benefit from promotion to our AFP membership? Please share that information with any member of our chapter board. We are always looking for monthly luncheon sponsors.

Certified Fund Raising Executive The credential for fundraising professionals


CFRE International has developed this form as a way for you to quickly track (and keep in your files!) a record of the continuing education sessions you have attended. Simply check the boxes next to the sessions you attended and, where necessary, fill in the session title. At the end of the conference, add up the total number of hours. Keep this sheet and you will be ready to complete your application form. All of the session slots listed are eligible for continuing education points on your CFRE application for initial certification and/or recertification. Sessions not listed here are not eligible for points.

Activity Organizer: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Memphis Chapter Title of Activity: AFP Memphis Monthly Chapter Meeting Programs for 2012 Names of Presenter(s): Various Speakers – each spoke for approximately 30 minutes (see below) Dates and Location: January – June 2012, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee Date: January 5, 2012 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CFRE CE Credits .5 hrs) Speaker: Laura Linder, Executive Director of the Jewish Foundation of Memphis. Topic: Ensuring the Future of our Annual Campaigns Date: February 2, 2012 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CFRE CE Credits .5 hrs) Speaker: Ellen Rolfes, formerly with Ole Miss and The Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Topic: Women’s Giving Initiatives: How to successful use them to raise major gifts

Date: June 7, 2012 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CFRE CE Credits .5 hrs) Speaker: Cindy Brewer, CMP, DMCP, President, Destination King. Topic: Five Professional Secrets for a Successful Nonprofit Event

Date: March 8, 2012 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CFRE CE Credits .5 hrs) Joanna E. Curtis, CFRE, Director of Major Gifts, University of Memphis. Topic: Inside the University of Memphis’ Capital Campaign Date: April12, 2012 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CFRE CE Credits .5 hrs) Speakers: Linda Jackson McNeil, Vice President of Development for BRIDGES, and Kim Gaskill, co-owner of Gaskill Strategies. Topic: The Role of Communications in Fundraising Campaigns Date: May 3, 2012 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CFRE CE Credits .5 hrs) Speaker: Jay Sieleman, Executive Director, The Blues Foundation. Topic: The Blues Foundation: A Nonprofit Success Story Total number of contact hours attended:_______ (number of contact hours = number of Continuing Education points)

2012 Every Member Campaign We would like to recognize those members who have already made a donation or pledge to AFP through the Every Member Campaign. Thank you for your generous support of AFP and our profession. Please refer to the AFP Memphis monthly newsletter for more information about the campaign including the Gift/Pledge Form. Please forward your completed form to Kris Crim at 68 South Prescott St., Suite 201, Memphis, TN 38111 so we have a record of your gift at the local level. We will take care of forwarding your form and donation to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. Don’t forget donations to AFP are tax deductible! Blue Ribbon Donors – Less than $50

Silver Ribbon Donors – $100 to $249

Joel Ashner Elise Bone Leigh Hersey Kay Horne Jean Morton Emily Sharpe Jennifer Strain

Kris Crim J.J. Doughtie Connie Gonitzke, CFRE Dan Murrell, CFRE Tona Jackson Simpson Alisa Smallwood

Bronze Ribbon Donors – $50 to $99

Medalist Donors – $250 to $999

Clint Cummins Kelly Davis Deni Hirsh Diana Kelly Millie McPherson George Miller, CFRE Liz Salton For more information about the AFP Every Member Campaign or to make a donation, please contact Kris Crim –

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy 2012 Every Member Campaign Gift/Pledge Form Name


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to be paid by 12/31/12.

Please charge my payments directly to my credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) according to my payment schedule: Payment 1 Payment 2

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Thank you for supporting AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law, as no goods or services are provided in consideration of a gift. Please send your completed pledge form to AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, 4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203-4168 or fax it to 703-683-0735. Please contact us at 800-666-3863 with any questions.

NEW AFP Membership Types

We are excited that AFP has announced three new membership types. We believe that these changes will provide greater opportunity for Memphis area professionals to join AFP, experience the many benefits of membership in AFP and save while doing so. For more information, visit the AFP national website at and click on the top left tab, Join AFP. Young Professional Membership Open to individuals, 30 years old or younger, who hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising, are compensated for their services and are employed, or have been employed by an organization that provides benefits to society. Membership fee is $75.00 and includes chapter dues. AFP Nonprofit Organizational Membership – Small Organizations Open to nonprofit organizations who can answer yes to all the following criteria: 1. An operating budget of less than $1,000,000, 2. A fundraising department with less than two (2) Full time equivalent (FTE) staff, 3. Individually incorporated or otherwise organized as a separate entity in the laws of the specific country; and 4. Not affiliated with a larger institution supporting their operations. The organization will designate one fundraising professional to receive the benefits offered in this membership category. The membership may be transferred to another individual if the original member leaves the organization. Limit one membership per organization. The $150.00 includes chapter dues. AFP Nonprofit Organizational Membership – Large Organizations AFP’s Nonprofit Organizational Memberships will provide long-term value, promote philanthropy and charitable giving and bring public recognition of an organization’s commitment to foster ethical standards and professionalism in fundraising. To be eligible for the large organization discounted membership rates, an organization needs eight (8) or more fundraising professionals. For more information about how a large organization can qualify and experience reduced membership costs, please talk directly with Jennifer Watkins, AFP Membership Representative at or 800-666-3863 to learn how this membership type applies directly to your organization.

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