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We enjoy engaging with philanthropic professionals and often speak at national conferences, seminars and public events. View our events schedule and latest news to see what the Dini Spheris team is up to.

News

Dini Spheris 2018 Mid-Year Newsletter

Dini Spheris Newsletter
July 20, 2018

Please take a few minutes and read about the exciting things happening at Dini Spheris!

Mississippi Aquarium Breaks Ground in Gulfport

Mississippi Today
May 12, 2018

Congratulations to our client, Mississippi Aquarium, as its construction kick-off event was "Sail"ebrated on Friday, May 11, 2018!!

Dini Spheris Announces New Dallas Office Leader: Sheridan Joslin


January 10, 2018

The Board of Directors of Dini Spheris is pleased to announce the naming of its new Dallas Office leader, Sheridan Joslin, Principal. Sheridan joined the Dini S...

Dallas Holocaust Museum Breaks Ground on New Facility

Dallas News
October 10, 2017

On Tuesday, October 10, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new larger facility that will be loc...

INTEGRIS Arcadia Trails Center for Addiction Recovery Groundbreaking

The Oklahoman
October 5, 2017

Six years ago, Kelly Dyer Fry, Reggie Whitten, Terri White and Dr. Murali Krishna, met to discuss what they could do to fight the opioid epidemic ravaging the s...

Dallas Holocaust Museum Receives $2 Million Grant

Patron Magazine
June 22, 2017

This week the Dallas Holocaust Museum received a $2 million grant from the Dallas-based W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT). Am...

Dallas Theater Center Wins Regional Theatre Tony at 71st Annual Tony Awards


June 13, 2017

Congratulations to our friends at the Dallas Theater Center for winning the prestigious Tony Award for best regional theater. As a former client, we know how ha...

My Possibilities Announces Expansion and Launches $25 Million Capital Campaign

Richardson Living
May 1, 2017

Congratulations to our former client, My Possibilities, on the recent announcement of its plans for expansion and launch of its $25 million capital campaign.

AT&T Performing Arts Center Offered $12M by Moody Foundation

The Dallas Morning News
April 10, 2017

Congratulations to our former client, AT&T Performing Arts Center (ATTPAC), the recipient of $12 million from the Galveston-based Moody Foundation.

Kirsten Cameron Schachter to Join Dini Spheris


March 28, 2017

The Board of Directors of Dini Spheris is pleased to announce that Kirsten Cameron Schachter will join the firm as a Senior Consultant on April 17, 2017. Kirste...

Cynthia Colbert Riley to Join Dini Spheris


March 13, 2017

The Board of Directors of Dini Spheris is pleased to announce that Cynthia Colbert Riley will join the firm as a Senior Consultant on July 1, 2017. Cynthia has ...

Resource Center Dallas Exceeds Campaign Goal


February 7, 2017

Congratulations to our client, Resource Center Dallas for exceeding its campaign goal!

Dini Spheris Offers Development Best Practices Series


January 3, 2017

At Dini Spheris, we know a strategic fundraising program is a necessary ingredient for success, which is why we are so excited to partner with United Way of Gre...

Dallas Holocaust Museum Announces New Home in West End

D Magazine
October 27, 2016

The Dallas Holocaust Museum recently announced details of plans to build a new facility in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas. The new 50,000 squ...

Sheridan Joslin, Principal, Moves to Dini Spheris Dallas Office


June 1, 2016

It is with great enthusiasm that Dini Spheris, principal and fundraising consultant, Sheridan Joslin relocates to the Dallas regional office of Dini Spheris. Fo...

Resource Center Moves into New Building


May 23, 2016

Congratulations to Resource Center on the Grand Opening of its new LGBT Community Center...

Notre Dame School Celebrates Its Donors and Receives Blessing of the Building


April 26, 2016

On April 20, Notre Dame School celebrated its “Hearts and Hammers” campaign by inviting the major donors to tour the renovated building which has be...

Dini Spheris Principal David Jones to become CEO of George Bush Presidential Library Foundation


April 20, 2016

It is with great pride that Dini Spheris bids farewell to longstanding Board member, principal and consultant, David Jones. David came to Dini Spheris 28 years ...

Star of Hope Mission Breaks Ground for New Cornerstone Community℠ Campus


April 7, 2016

  Congratulations to Star of Hope, Houston’s premiere service provider to homeless men, women and families, on the groundbreaking for the exciting new Co...

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Exceeds its Campaign Goal


March 8, 2016

Congratulations to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on exceeding its campaign goal.  In addition to exceeding its goal, Tobin Center also announced a w...

Events

December 11, 2018

2018 Development Best Practices Series Session VI – The Donor Cycle: Prospect Stages and Methods

Time:9:00 AM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level In the nonprofit sector, philanthropy makes great things possible. A strong fundra...

November 29, 2018

2018 Development Best Practices Series Session V – The Development Plan: Shaping Strategy, Goals and Actions

Time:9:00 AM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level In the nonprofit sector, philanthropy makes great things possible. A strong fundra...

November 14, 2018

2018 Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference

Time:7:45 AM

Location: NRG Center
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

On November 14 2018, the 2018 Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference is being hosted by    CenterPoint Energy and UH Downtown at NRG Center. Experts from vario...

November 6, 2018

2018 Development Best Practices Series Session IV – Infrastructure: Ensuring Efficient Capacity, Resources and Operations

Time:9:00 AM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level In the nonprofit sector, philanthropy makes great things possible. A strong fundra...

October 16, 2018

2018 Development Best Practices Series Session III – Staffing: Effective Utilization of Fundraising Employees

Time:9:00 AM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level In the nonprofit sector, philanthropy makes great things possible. A strong fundra...

September 27, 2018

2018 Development Best Practices Series Session II – Leadership: Board Governance and Development

Time:9:00 AM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level In the nonprofit sector, philanthropy makes great things possible. A strong fundra...

September 13, 2018

2018 AFP Colorado Chapter Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute Annual Conference

Time:1:00 PM

Location: Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center
620 Village Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Dini Spheris is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the AFP Colorado Chapter fall conference, 2018 Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute, on September 13 – 14, ...

September 6, 2018

2018 Development Best Practices Series Session I – Philanthropy 101: Fundamental Elements of Strong Fundraising

Time:9:00 AM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level In the nonprofit sector, philanthropy makes great things possible. A strong fundra...

August 7, 2018

Trends in Corporate Philanthropy

Time:9:00 AM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

United Way of Greater Houston has invited Dini Spheris Principal, Holly Lang to speak at its Community Leaders Conference on August 7. Holly, along with Headqua...

June 19, 2018

Giving USA 2018 – Tracking The Trends In Philanthropic Giving

Time:9:00 AM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Dini Spheris Principals, Angela Hodson and Holly Lang will partner with United Way to share an overview on Giving USA 2018: The An...

June 15, 2018

2018 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference

Time:8:00 AM

Location: Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039

Dini Spheris is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference. This conference will be held on June 15, 2018 at the Irving Convent...

June 7, 2018

2018 HAIS Summer Conference for Advancement

Time:8:00 AM

Location: Fort Bend Christian Academy - South Campus
1201 Lakeview
Sugar Land, TX 77478

On June 7, 2018, Dini Spheris Principal, Angela Hodson and Senior Consultant, Nicole McWhorter, CFRE, will be speaking at the HAIS Summer Conference for Advance...

April 24, 2018

2018 Campaign Planning and Management Course

Time:9:00 AM

Location: Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
Rice University 6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1827

On April 24, 2018, Dini Spheris Senior Consultant, Holly Lang and Consultant, Nicole S. McWhorter, CFRE along with Sara W. Williams of Marts & Lundy will be...

March 25, 2018

Critical Partnerships – Fundraising with Physicians

Time:8:30 AM

Location: Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

The 2018 CASE District IV Annual Conference is March 25-27, 2018 at the Fort Worth Omni. The purpose of CASE District IV is to be a leader in providing resourc...

November 16, 2017

AFP Greater Houston Chapter 2017 National Philanthropy Day

Time:11:00 AM

Location: Hilton Americas - Houston
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, please join us for the 2017 AFP Greater Houston Chapter National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. Dini Spheris is proud to be a...

November 15, 2017

​2017 Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference​​

Time:7:45 AM

Location: NRG Center
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

On November 15, 2017, the 2017 Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference is being hosted by CenterPoint Energy and UH Downtown at NRG Center. The 24th Annual confer...

November 10, 2017

AFP Greater Dallas Chapter 2017 National Philanthropy Day

Time:12:00 PM

Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, Landmark Ballroom
300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207

On Friday, November 10, 2017, we invite you to join us at the 2017 AFP Greater Dallas Chapter National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. Lynn McBee, nominated b...

November 9, 2017

AFP Colorado Chapter 2017 National Philanthropy Day

Time:11:00 AM

Location: Denver Center Theater Complex - Seawell Ballroom
1101 13th Street
Denver, CO 80204

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, we hope you will join us at the 2017 AFP Colorado Chapter National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. We are proud to sponsor this...

September 6, 2017

Transformational Gifts: Where to Find Them and How to Get Them

Time:7:30 AM

Location: The Catholic Foundation
12222 Merit Drive Suite 850
Dallas, TX 75251

On September 6 at 7:30 a.m., Dini Spheris principal, Sheridan Joslin, will participate in a three person panel that will be speaking about “Transformation...

August 23, 2017

AFP Greater Dallas Chapter Educational Luncheon

Time:11:30 AM

Location: Arlington Hall at Lee Park
3333 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75219

On August 23 at 11:30 am, Dini Spheris principal, Sheridan Joslin, has been invited to be the guest speaker for the AFP Greater Dallas Chapter August Luncheon....