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Nonprofit Prophet Ten Star Chapter Volume 1, No. 10

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

October 2012

SUCCESSION PLANNING Nonprofit organizations rely on strong leadership to pursue their missions. The transition of a chief executive is a crucial moment that can represent both great vulnerability and transformative change. Our expert panel will discuss the importance of succession planning for organizations of all sizes and how planning can benefit nonprofits long before a transition takes place. Sally Jones Heinz, CEO, MIFA Sally Jones Heinz has served as Executive Director of MIFA since February 2011. Prior to this position, Sally served as Vice President of Development for MIFA, where she led her team to develop the annual fundraiser Feed the Soul, the Something Good in Memphis campaign, and new individual giving initiatives, all while overcoming the challenges of a major economic downturn and meeting annual goals of $3 million. Patrick W. Lawler, CEO, Youth Villages Since 1980, Patrick W. Lawler has served as Chief Executive Officer of Youth Villages, one of the largest private providers of services to troubled children and their families in the country, serving more than 20,000 children and families each year. In 2006, he was recognized as one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report. In 2010 and 2011, The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group named Youth Villages as one of the 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work For in the United States. Rebecca Webb Wilson Rebecca Webb Wilson has a distinguished record of service to nonprofits. She served as Chairperson of BRIDGES’ $12 million comprehensive capital campaign and also founded Bridge Builders, a youth leadership program that is now in all public and private high schools in the Memphis area. She has been named One of Memphis Woman Magazine’s ‘50 Women Who Make a Difference’ and received the 2010 Legends Award from the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis.

Thursday, October 4th

CBU, Thomas Center, 11:30am - 1:00pm To register for the October 4th 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 (10/2). Cancellations, when necessary, should be made as early as possible to avoid being charged for the unused reservation. Members $15

Non-members $25



Nonprofit Prophet

Ten Star Chapter

Events Around Town

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Dee Henderson Jackson, TN

Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton will reflect on her life, values and upbringing, as well as her journey to becoming a successful actress at the annual Methodist Cancer Center Luncheon on Friday, November 16, 2012, at 11:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at The Peabody Hotel.

Linda Lee Director of Development RISE Memphis THANK YOU RENEWED MEMBERS! Elizabeth Boggan Hutchison School (Member since 2006)

Ken Kimble Wolf River Conservancy (Member since 2011)

Josh Davis Briarcrest School (Member since 2011)

Kristi Ransom Memphis Oral School for the Deaf (Member since 2011)

Perry Dement Memphis University School (Member since 1997) Deni Hirsh Germantown Performing Arts Centre (Member since 2007) Paula Jacobson Methodist Healthcare Foundation (Member since 1991)

Individual tickets start at $125 and a table of ten starts at $1,250. To reserve your seat, call 901-516-0500 or purchase tickets online at cancercenterluncheon. Proceeds from this year’s luncheon will benefit the Methodist Cancer Center. The 7th Annual CASA Raffle – The Ticket Home, is underway, and we have lots of great prizes. Tickets are only $10. The drawing will be held on October 26, 2012. Just go to or our website www.memphiscasa. org to purchase your tickets securely on line.

Mark Ratay Church Health Center (Member since 2011) Rorie Trammel YMCA of Memphis/MidSouth (Member since 2001)

AFP Webinar: Wednesday, October 17 at Noon

Libby Wyatt Rhodes College (Member since 2001)

How to Turn Your Volunteers (Board and Non-Board Members) into Great Fundraisers Fundraising is about relationships, and yet many organizations overlook their volunteers as potential donors and advocates for the organization. This session will move beyond the traditional practice of utilizing only board members as fundraisers, and will focus on how many different types of volunteers, including board members, can play an active role in all areas of fundraising, including events, individual solicitation, proposal writing, and direct mail.

Joe Keohane Shelby County School Education Fnd (Member since 2006) AFP Conference Volunteers Needed

Want to get more involved with AFP? We’re looking for 2013 Annual Conference planning committee members. For more information, please contact Clint Cummins, 901.729.3582 or Clint.Cummins@CANCER.ORG

Presenter: Amy Eisenstein, CFRE, Principal of Tri Point Fundraising and certified AFP Master Trainer. Location: U of M Alumni Center, 635 Normal Street Free to AFP Members; $10 for Non-Members Register at:

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

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

Thank you Methodist Healthcare Foundation for providing the door prize at our September luncheon.


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Nonprofit Prophet

Each newsletter we like to get to know one of our members a little better through a series of 20 questions. This month, Peter Abell shares a few details on both a personal and professional level. 1. Full name (people know you as)? Peter Abell 2. Date & place of birth? October 2nd 1978 in Memphis, TN 3. How long have you lived in the area? For my whole life. 4. Occupation? Assistant Director of Development at Youth Villages 5. Who was your most influential role model? My mother, she still is. 6. Favorite place to go, favorite trip, hike, etc.? Patagonia, I’ve been twice. 7. Favorite local business? Yarbrough’s Music 8. Favorite food? Pho Sai-Gon 9. Favorite book? The Catcher in the Rye (I hope that doesn’t get me onto some sort of FBI list) 10. Favorite movie? Good Will Hunting 11. What do you waste your money on? Golf 12. What is the craziest & most adventurous thing you have done? My wife and I eloped, I’ll put that if you put “best thing” also. 13. What is your fondest memory? Time as a kid with my whole family, mainly Summer trips to see the grandparents in South Dakota. 14. If you could change one thing about Memphis what would it be? I’m with Dr. Herenton on this one, the haters got to go. 15. What do you think makes Memphis a good place to live? Great people, a soul. 16. Tell me about one hidden Memphis treasure others should know about? Payne’s BBQ 17. What do you do to de-stress? Play the banjo. 18. If you were to try any other profession for one day, what would it be? An architect. 19. What is one fundraising best practice you can share with AFP membership? Give everyone special treatment and say thank you. 20. Complete this sentence: I am a lucky guy.



The Memphis Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals invites you to join in the celebration of the National Philanthropy Day Crystal Awards Luncheon Thursday, November 15, 2012 Honoring   Outstanding Corporation: Service Master    Outstanding Foundation:                                Jewish Foundation of Memphis    Outstanding Philanthropist:                           Kemmons Wilson, Jr.    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:              Mark Halperin    Outstanding Fundraising Executive:             Bob Plunk    Outstanding Executive Leader:                      Dorothy Gunther Pugh    Spirit of Philanthropy:                                    Lester and Brenda Crain    Partners in Philanthropy:                               FedEx Corporation

11:00 a.m. Meet and Greet Honorees 11:30 a.m. Awards Luncheon and Program begins Holiday Inn - The University of Memphis 3700 Central Ave. RSVP by November 8th

For more information, please call Deni Hirsh @ (901) 508-2353 Deadline for sponsors to be included in invitation - September 24th Deadline for sponsors to be included in program - October 15th

Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day & 2012 Crystal Awards Luncheon Thursday, November 15, 2012 Holiday Inn, University of Memphis

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits Presenting Sponsor - $5,000 Exclusive name recognition at the Crystal Awards Luncheon Logo on:  Invitation and E-vite  Website  Outside front cover of program  Inside front cover of program  Free-standing display  Welcome signage  Sponsor signage Full-page advertisement in program Corporate Booth Corporate link from Mention in press releases Mention by Emcee Four Tables (40 tickets) to Luncheon

Premiere Sponsor - $2,500 Logo on:  Invitation and E-vite  Website  Outside front cover of program  Inside front cover of program  Welcome signage  Sponsor signage Half-page advertisement in program Corporate recognition at sponsor table Corporate link from Mention in press releases Mention by Emcee Three Tables (30 tickets) to Luncheon

Supporting Sponsor - $1,500 Logo on:  Invitation and E-vite  Website  Event program  Sponsor signage Quarter-page advertisement in program Corporate recognition at sponsor table Corporate link from Mention in press releases Mention by Emcee Two Tables (20 tickets) to Luncheon

Contributing Sponsor - $500 Quarter-page advertisement in program One Table (10 tickets) to Luncheon

For additional sponsorship information, please contact: Deni C. Hirsh 901-508-2353 or Joel Ashner 901-756-3273

Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day & 2012 Crystal Awards Luncheon Thursday, November 15, 2012 Holiday Inn, University of Memphis

Sponsorship Agreement  

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City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________________________ Fax: __________________ Email: ________________________ Sponsor Signature: _________________________________________ Sponsorship Level ____Presenting ($5,000)

___Premiere ($2,500)

___Supporting ($1,500)

___Contributing ($500)

All print & web‐quality logos are due by September 15 to be included on the invitation. The deadline to be included in the event program is October 15. Please email your logos to

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Authorized Signature: ________________________________ Please mail your completed form AFP Memphis Chapter P.O. Box Memphis, TN or email to


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 website 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

Jonathan Ahern Joel Ashner Elise Bone Carolyn Dickens Leigh Hersey Kay Horne Ingrid McGraw Jean Morton Emily Sharpe Jennifer Strain Karen Watson

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

Medalist Donors – $250 to $999 Gail Milnor

Bronze Ribbon Donors – $50 to $99 3

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

AFP Conference and Membership Scholarships AFP Memphis is proud to announce two important scholarship opportunities. Please make special note of the application deadlines for each scholarship. Applications are at the end of this newsletter (also available online at 2013 AFP Chamberlain Scholarship The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is again offering the Chamberlain Scholarship, open to AFP members who have never attended an AFP International Conference. The Scholarship covers the recipient’s registration fee, minus a $10 processing fee. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to next year’s conference, please submit your application no later than October 25, 2012. AFP International Conference on Philanthropy will be held April 7-9, 2013 in San Diego. This conference offers great educational opportunities for growth and development in your fundraising profession. 2013 AFP Diversity Membership Scholarship AFP Memphis Board awards a membership scholarship each year to someone from a diverse organization that is not a member of AFP. Our hope is that we can “seek and achieve a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures” within our local AFP Chapter. The AFP membership will be awarded to one person from an organization that otherwise might not join AFP because they either do not have the funds to join or because they have not been exposed to all that AFP has to offer. Deadline for applying is November 16, 2012. AFP members are encouraged to share this information with a worthy organization. Applications should be e-mailed to or faxed to the attention of Connie Gonitzke at 901-684-1128. If you have any questions concerning any of these scholarships, please contact Connie at Selection will be made by the Executive Committee and individuals will be notified by December 6, 2012.

2013 AFP Foundation Chamberlain Scholarship Program  and the Fannie Bell Burnett Scholarship 

  AFP is offering both scholarships to one AFP member in good standing who never attended an AFP International  Conference. The International Conference on Fundraising will be held April 7‐9, 2013 in San Diego. The scholarship will  cover the recipient’s registration fee, minus a $10 processing fee from the Chamberlain Scholarship Program, as well as a  $1,000 Fannie Bell Burnett Scholarship toward travel and lodging costs. 2013 marks the conference’s 50th anniversary!   

Deadline for application: October 25, 2012 

Please submit to: or Fax to 901‐684‐1128, Attn: Connie Gonitzke    Personal Data        Applicant’s Name    Are you a member of AFP?   Job Title    Employer    Business Address    City                                                                                   State                                     Zip   Business Phone Number                                                                 Home Phone Number   Email Address                                                                             Website URL     Supervisor’s Signature __________________________________________________________                  (or signature of an Executive Committee member on your organization’s board)    Phone Number     Background Information    Years in the Profession   Previous Training in Fundraising     

Professional Reference     Phone      

(Please specify courses, seminars, conferences attended) 

(Other than present employer) 


I am employed as a full‐time fundraising professional or spend at least fifty percent of my time fundraising for my employer.   I have never attended an NSFRE/AFP International Conference on Fundraising and understand that only one individual from my local  organization can be selected.      __________________________________________________  (Applicant’s Signature)         




___________________________ (Date) 

Additional Required Information: What do you hope to gain from attending the AFP International Conference?   (Please contribute your answer on an additional page.)     

AFP MEMPHIS DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AFP Memphis Board is awarding a scholarship each year for a diverse organization that is not a member of AFP. Our hope is that we can “seek and achieve a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures” within our local AFP Chapter. The AFP membership will be awarded to one person from an organization that otherwise might not join AFP either because they do not have the funds to join or because they have not been exposed to all that AFP has to offer. Deadline: November 16, 2012 Personal Data

Please submit to: or FAX: 901-684-1128 Attn: Connie Gonitzke

Applicant’s Name __________________________________ Job Title ____________________________________ Have you ever been a member of AFP? _____ If so, when? ____________________ Years in the profession _____ Employer _____________________________________________________________________________________ Business Address ______________________________________________________________________________ City__________________________________ State ____________ Zip ________________ Organization Website URL _______________________________________________________________________ Business Phone number __________________________ Personal Phone Number __________________________ Email Address _________________________________________________________________________________ Previous Training in Fundraising __________________________________________________________________ Supervisor’s Signature __________________________________________________________________________ Background Information Organization mission ___________________________________________________________________________ How does your organization accomplish its mission and goals? __________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ What population is served? ______________________________________________________________________ Share how your organization representation can share diverse experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures within our local AFP chapter membership: ___________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ How would an AFP membership help you and your organization better achieve your mission goals? _____________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Applicant Signature ____________________________________________ Date ____________________________

Great Opportunity for Prospective Members! Do you know of a colleague or friend who might be interested in joining AFP? If so, please let them know about the Professional New Member Discount. In honor of National Philanthropy Day, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional Member category by November 30, 2012! To receive more information about this great offer, please contact AFP Membership chair George Miller at or by phone at (901) 361-5175.

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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