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April Members Luncheon
Monday, April 10, 2017
11:30am - 1:00pm
The Fort Worth Club
12th Floor
306 West Seventh Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Program Title:
 "Crucial Strategies to Increase Your Grant Writing Success"

Are you looking to energize your grant writing strategy and garner better results? While many organizations rely heavily on grants to diversify income streams, too many adopt a "shotgun" approach to grants that is both time-consuming and ineffective.  This presentation will provide specific strategies to maximize your grant writing efforts and avoid common pitfalls on the way to fundraising success.

Christy Cryzter Pierce
Project Partners 

Christy Crytzer Pierce, brings more than 14 years of well-rounded nonprofit industry experience, greatly expanding our capacity to serve our clients including those like Cassata High School, Plano ISD Education Foundation and Fort Worth Academy.  An accomplished professional known for her friendly, results-oriented approach, Christy has held positions in communications at the National Endowment for the Arts, Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Her work on national PR campaigns include Congressional grant workshops, the grand opening of Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, the GRAMMY-award winning recording Made in America, two music director announcements, and a high-profile fundraiser with Oscar de la Renta.  Read More...

Corrine Fiagome
Project Partners

Corinne Fiagome, a DFW native and former Teach for America teacher, delivers 16 years of professional nonprofit expertise in fundraising, program design and evaluation, policy research and analysis, communications, events, and community engagement. Most recently, she led grant writing, corporate engagement, and foundation relations as the Manager of Institutional Giving for the Center for Transforming Lives (formerly the YWCA® of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) - increasing private grant contributions to more than $650,000, an increase of 78% over four years. Corinne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, specializing in management and marketing, from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Policy degree, specializing in social policy, from Duke University. She is currently a fellow in the 2017 class of Leadership ISD - Tarrant County. In her free time, she loves reading, exploring, and spending time with her three children and husband.  Read More...


Important Dates
04/10/17 -
April Members Luncheon

05/19/17 -
June Members Luncheon

11/16/17 -

National Philanthropy Day

November 16, 2017
Cendera Center
Awards include:
- Distinguished Philanthropist
- Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
- Outstanding Philanthropic Organization, Foundation/Trust, or Corporation
- Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive: The Ben Franklin Award
Submit Your Award Nominations Online
due Friday, April 28th

(Or Click Here to download the nomination form)

*If you would like to join the NPD planning committee, please contact
Erin Wescott or Kristy Minter

AFP 2017 Webinars are offered in partnership with CNM Connect - West Campus.  
Sessions are available at $10 for AFP members, $15 for non-members.  Use discount code "fwafp" at check-out.   

CNM Connect - West Campus
2701 W. Berry Street, Ft. Worth 

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
-AFP Webinar and Brown Bag Lunch: Feel free to come a little early to network.


Questions? Contact Monique Waggoner at


AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter - P O Box 211 Fort Worth, Texas 76101