June 4-5, 2020
Irving Convention Center
Let me begin by thanking you for attending the 2019 AFP DFW Philanthropy In Action Conference. I hope you enjoyed hearing from some of the top experts in the world of philanthropy. For those of you who are using a Fitbit or Smartwatch, I hope you appreciate the extra effort that we took to make sure you got in all of your steps as you traveled down and up the stairs to the bottom floor of the Irving Convention Center during the tornado warning. If nothing else, this conference will be memorable for our common excursion.
Please know that I have heard from all of our speakers and each one expressed their gratitude for allowing them to be involved in the conference. I sincerely hope that you were able to pull some useful information from each of the presenters and will begin to implement it into your programs.
A few "housekeeping items" to share.
Click here for the conference evaluation. This year it might even be more important than in the past since we experimented with a new format. Please take a few minutes out of your busy day to share your invaluable feedback, as the conference committee is already planning next year's conference, June 4-5, 2020, at the Irving Convention Center. I cannot emphasize how much attention that is paid to this information.
Congratulations to Brandy Coty, Founder and Executive Director of Zoie's Place in Denton, and Ronnie Bellamy of Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth. Brandy is the winner of a one year membership in AFP, and Ronnie wins full registration to the AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference in 2020. Thanks to all who visited our exhibitors during the breaks, completed the passports, and turned them in for the drawing!
This year it is imperative that we provide handouts from our conference presenters. Since all of you missed at least half of one of the presentations because of the tornado warning, we want to ensure that you have access to our presenters' powerpoints, handouts, notes or videos. Here are links to what was provided to us. We will post any additional information if / when it is provided to us.
Finally, when we decided on a new format for this year's conference, it was our intention to make sure that you left the conference being inspired to realize that you are part of a world-wide group of development professionals who are literally changing the world. I hope we achieved our goal and that you are energized to continue to serve.
Again, thank you.
Paul Dunne, CFRE
2019 DFW Conference Chair
Click here to view the photos taken at the conference.