Calendar of Events

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2018 Schedule

All meetings at Arlington Hall unless noted otherwise.

Click here to view the 2017 Webinar Schedule.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Greater Dallas AFP Satellite Program — How to Tell Your Story and Increase Giving Power

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
January 2018 Luncheon

The January 2018 Luncheon will be on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Time: 11:30:00 AM - Networking
11:50:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM - Luncheon Program : How to Tell Your Story and Increase Giving Power
Guest Speakers: Paul Dunne, CFRE, ThinkPadSolutions, and Bryan Peterson, Peterson Ray & Company
Luncheon Program:

How to Tell Your Story and Increase Giving Power

Every organization has a unique story to tell, but in the age of social media, 24-hour news and crowdfunding, are you telling your story in a way that will maximize giving power? Paul and Bryan will share real-life examples of powerful nonprofit messaging, strategy and design platforms that have produced results and provide practical ideas for how your organization can uncover elements of your story that can empower staff, trustees and volunteers and unleash growth opportunities in fundraising.
Venue: Arlington Hall at Lee Park
3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219

Register Online Here. Alternatively, you may download the reservation form and fax it in. (For security purposes we urge you NOT to email this interactive PDF form with your credit card number on it back to us. Instead, please snail mail, fax to 972-490-4219, or print out and scan before sending with your credit card information.) Online registration closes on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10 PM. Online registration accepts credit cards only. To pay by check, mail or fax in the downloadable registration form.


After a successful business career, Paul Dunne, CFRE, joined the nonprofit sector as a Senior Development Officer for the Denver Rescue Mission. He furthered his career serving as Executive Director of Development for the Inner City Health Center, and working with the North Hawaii Community Hospital and Ability Beyond Disability. He then served as Vice President for Development at his alma mater, Howard Payne University in Texas. He currently serves on the AFP International Board and Greater Dallas Chapter board of directors. Paul started his own consulting firm, ThinkPadSolutions, in 2016.

Bryan PetersonBryan Peterson is the Founder and Creative Lead for Peterson Ray and Company, an visual communications design firm. His work has been recognized nationally for achievements in corporate and college communications, and has appeared regularly in leading design publications. His best-selling book, Design Basics for Creative Results, is a design textbook used by college campuses across the nation.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
2018 Professional Development Subscription —

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
February 2018 Luncheon — TBD

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
March 2018 Luncheon — TBD

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
April 2018 Luncheon — TBD

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
May 2018 Luncheon — TBD

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
CFRE Refresher Course

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Friday, June 15, 2018
2018 DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
August 2018 Luncheon — TBD

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
September 2018 Luncheon — TBD

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
October 2018 Luncheon — TBD

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Past Events

Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy

"AFP Dallas appreciates the Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy for graciously opening its doors to us for our schedule of monthly programs. The Conservancy is a 501 (c)(7) charitable organization whose mission is to preserve, maintain and thoughtfully develop Lee Park and Arlington Hall," says Gay Waltrip Donnell, President and CEO of the Conservancy. By booking events at the Hall, you and your organization support the Conservancy's mission of caring for these Dallas treasures. For rental information visit We invite you to join the Conservancy to support our mission and meet our philanthropic members at