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NPD 2015

2015 National Philanthropy Day®
Conference and Awards Luncheon

Friday, November 6, 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Southern Hills Country Club

Register now through November 2!

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Honorary Co-Chairs:
Mark Graham, President & CEO, Tulsa Area United Way
Paula Huck, Chair, Women’s Leadership Council, Tulsa Area United Way
Director of Community Affairs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Outstanding Philanthropist: Kayla & Scott Vaughn
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:
Isaac Rocha

Outstanding Fundraising Professional:
Lucky Lamons
Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Philanthropy: Hannibal Johnson &

Tulsa Advocates for the Rights of Citizens with Development Disabilities, Inc. (TARC)
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Keith Boyd

Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees
David & Tracy Kyle  •  Assistance League of Tulsa  •  Charles Strauser

Emeka Nnaka  •  Steffanie Bonner  •  Doug Thomas  •  Marlin Lavanhar
Tulsa’s Young Professionals  •  Anna Bebermeyer  •  Jenelle Jacobs




Fundraising Training & CFRE Review Course
Thursday, December 3 - Friday, December 4, 2015
9:00a - 5:00p

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Nov 24 - Grant Development Specialist
The Grant Development Specialist is responsible for writing grant proposals, reporting and researching new opportunities to develop funding sources for a wide variety of programs and initiatives. The Grant Development Specialist will assist the Director of Development with other fundraising activities and tasks as necessary. ... more >
Nov 10 - Events and Development Coordinator
The Events and Development Coordinator provides administrative support for Volunteers of America of Oklahoma fund raising and development related events and tasks. The Development Coordinator works closely with the Director of Development/External Affairs to implement all aspects of the development plan. The Coordinator assists with fund raising activities including major gifts program, donor relations, fund raising events, and other fund development activities. Position provides administrative support for donor database, mailings, acknowledgments, and recognition. Position assists with donor recruitment, cultivation, retention, stewardship and appreciation and related Board and staff training. Administrative supports required will include conducting industry related and grant funding research, writing, and reporting. The Coordinator also assists with messaging and communications strategies, including marketing, public relations and social media related to development and fund raising efforts. ... more >
Nov 5 - Grant Development Associate
The individual in this position is responsible for the identification, qualification, and solicitations of private funds on behalf of the Corporate & Foundation Relations team in support of Oklahoma State University. ... more >
Oct 21 - Communications Manager
YWCA Tulsa is searching for a naturally curious and highly-motivated Communications Manager to oversee internal and external communications. Qualified candidates will possess exceptional writing skills, proven outstanding customer service and attention-to-detail, and demonstrated time-management abilities. Bachelor’s degree in communications, broadcast journalism, marketing, or related field required. Minimum of three years of experience highly preferred. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >