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February Members Luncheon
Monday, February 13, 2017
11:30am - 1:00pm
The Fort Worth Club
12th Floor
306 West Seventh Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Program Title: 
"Building a Development Team Without Territorial Divides"

It is tougher than ever to create a healthy development department and team without creating conflicts on donor assignments.  How can you craft an effective and cohesive development plan and create a team atmosphere without individual metrics taking top priority?  How can you change the "thatís my donor" philosophy to "thatís OUR donor"? This roundtable presentation will focus on the hiccups many development teams face and how to avoid those pitfalls. By the end of the presentation you will have a new frame to build a development team with a winning philosophy for management, development staff, volunteers and donors.

M. Ann Abbe
Ann Abbe is passionate about helping nonprofit organizations and universities reach their goals. For almost three decades, she worked within the realm of university fundraising, beginning at entry level and progressing to vice president for development at two major universities. For almost eleven years, Annís fundraising and administrative experience led her to consulting, not only for universities, but for various nonprofit and fundraising organizations as well. She has served as vice president for development for The University of Texas at Arlington, associate vice president and vice president for development at The University of North Texas, director of development for North Texas Public Television/Radio, and other organizations. As a consultant, Ann has worked with The Womenís Museum, Family Gateway, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and School, and many more. 

Ann speaks often at seminars and conferences, such as Association of Fundraising Professionals International (AFP), and Council for the Support of Education International (CASE), among others, and has served on community boards, including the Community Advisory Board of North Texas Public Broadcasting, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation in Washington, D.C., and the Former Students Association of Texas A&M University. Ann has authored several articles on women and cultural giving. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.A and M.A.

Register early to save some money...
At-the-door registration has gone up to $30!
*Online Registration Closes Friday, February 10 at 4:00pm*



Important Dates
03/13/17 -
March Members Luncheon

04/10/17 -
April Members Luncheon

05/19/17 -
Philanthropy In Action Conference

06/12/17 -
June Members Luncheon

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