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AFP Educational Session and Luncheon

Please join us for our AFP Educational Session

When: Friday
From 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Where: The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Ln
Houston, Texas  77027
United States
Presenter: AFP-Greater Houston Chapter
Contact: Tracy Akinade

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STATE OF PHILANTHROPY in 2017 - Effecting Change in Uncertain Times



 M.Anne Murphy, CFRE, Principal Dini Spheris
Understanding the trends in today’s philanthropic market is critical to building a successful fundraising program. In this presentation, Anne will pair her personal experience along with local and national data to shine light on the current philanthropic climate. To hear Anne’s perspective on philanthropy in her own words, please view this video shared at the 2015 NPD Awards Luncheon

Anne is one of the brightest minds in the field of capital campaign planning and management. With bold thinking and a hunger to stay at the forefront of her chosen field, Anne provides her clients with state-of-the-art best practices in every circumstance. Anne began her fundraising career at Stephens College, and then went on to New York to earn a Master’s in Fundraising Management. Upon graduation, she worked as a staff consultant for Girl Scouts USA and on the campaign staff for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Centennial campaign. Eventually, Anne’s career led her back home to Houston, where she worked for the University of Houston Foundation, March of Dimes and University of Houston Downtown before coming to Dini Spheris.


Anne has also served in leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, including the local and national foundation board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where the M. Anne Murphy Award for Outstanding Professional Advancement is given out each year in her honor at National Philanthropy Day®. In 2015, Anne received the Byron Welch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the AFP Greater Houston Chapter, the highest award given by the chapter to those in the fundraising profession.


No organization is too big or too small to benefit from Anne’s professional counsel. Working in a wide spectrum of client environments, from education to youth services to public-private partnerships, Anne is adept at addressing organizations that don’t fit the ordinary mold. Anne has proven herself to be a transformational coach to those involved in development planning and campaigning. From her volunteerism – Anne has spent over 30 years teaching fundraising courses in collaboration with Rice University – to her counseling practice, Anne remains a consummate industry leader.


          Learning Objectives:

  • How  build a development plan that embraces philanthropic trends
  • How to educate your volunteer leaders on philanthropic threats and opportunities
  • Uncertainty – make it work for you

    Who Should Attend:
    All fundraising professionals who are interested in understanding how philanthropy is evolving   


AFP educational luncheon


11:00 am – 11:30 am       Registration & Networking

11:30 am – 12:15 pm       AFP Business & Lunch

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm         Keynote Speaker M. Anne Murphy, CFRE



Members: $25                   Non-Members: $40

Member Walkup: $30        Non-Members Walkup: $45


Students: $10 (need to provide valid student ID at the door)



Cancellation and Substitution Policy* If you need to cancel your registration you may do so for a full refund, until the Friday before the AFP event. Attendees who do not cancel in writing by the deadline date are liable for the ticket cost. Sorry, no refunds are available for no-shows. If you are unable to attend the event, we recommend that you send a substitution in your place. Changes to registrations must be presented in written form. Please send an e-mail of your cancellation, changes or substitution request to


This session is worth 1 CFRE credit point.

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