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Elevating your Managment Style

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Blvd

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According to a recent Gallup Poll, sixty percent of first time managers fail. To make sure all managers are set up for success, explore skills and strategies required to be a better manager within a fundraising context. The stakes are high and your management skills are important to your team's overall success. Learn how to understand your management style to impact your team's culture and manage change.

Kevin J. Foyle is the vice president of development and public affairs for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) where he oversees all aspects of UTHealth’s development program including principal, planned, major and annual gifts, corporate and foundation relations and administrative and information services. He has over 20 years of development experience in the Houston community. In May 2015, he took on the role to oversee public affairs and embark on a city-wide marketing initiative to inform the public about UTHealth.

Before coming to UTHealth, he served as the associate vice president for development at Rice University raising nearly $1.1 billion and managing a team of 70. For more than thirteen years, he also managed the major and annual giving programs during the university’s $500 million comprehensive campaign. Previously, he served as associate director of development for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center within their $351 million campaign. Prior to that, Foyle was the director of institutional advancement at Texas Chiropractic College, where he oversaw fundraising, alumni and public relations.

Foyle is a graduate of Trinity University and of the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a master’s in business administration. Additionally, he serves as the immediate past-chairman of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy board and member of the executive committee of the AFP International board.

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AFP PM – Philanthropy Matters!

AFP, Alaska Chapter hosts quarterly in-depth quarterly conversations designed for development professionals with the CFRE credential or 3+ years of experience.

AFP PM—Philanthropy Matters conversations explore the latest research, trends, and ideas in philanthropy and development. These discussions are facilitated and you earn one CFRE Certification credit each time you participate.

 Join us!: Tuesday, August 15, 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 pm

to discuss the study, Fundraising Bright Spots.

WHERE: Community Room at Hearth Artisan Pizza

1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. in Anchorage (next to Middle Way Café)

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In a 2013 study, Underdeveloped (, the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and CompassPoint captured a distressing picture of the chronic fundraising challenges facing today’s nonprofits.

A more-recent study, Fundraising Bright Spots ( examines how a select group of social change organizations is achieving breakthrough results in individual giving. The study documents the deeper organizational attributes that enable these organizations to excel, and explores common themes in the mindset behind these organizations’ fundraising, day-to-day practices and habits of their people, organizational cultures and systems.

Register by 7/11 - Your $10 registration fee will help the Chapter purchase appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. (You’ll be able to purchase additional food and adult beverages if you prefer.)

Get it on the calendar! NOVEMBER 2017 GATHERING – Scheduled for Tuesday, November 14

We hope to see you at an AFP PM—Philanthropy Matters gathering soon!

Dr. Sandra Ehrlich, CFRE                     Julie Varee, CFRE                                                        

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