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News & Events

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

To Our Neighbors and Friends in Louisiana and East Texas

Dini Spheris
August 31, 2020

  To Our Neighbors and Friends in Louisiana and East Texas And to those of us who escaped Hurricane Laura’s might: As the news and pictures continue ...

Resources for Navigating COVID-19

Dini Spheris Newsletter
April 3, 2020

We are all finding ways to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. We put together some resource information in this article that we hope you all find helpful.

Fundraising in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dini Spheris
March 12, 2020

We are being asked by clients, friends and professional colleagues – what can we expect in terms of fundraising as we make our way through this season of coro...

Dini Spheris 2019 Mid-Year Newsletter

Dini Spheris Newsletter
July 17, 2019

We would like to share with you what's been happening at Dini Spheris during the first half of 2019!

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Expanding

Houston Chronicle
April 5, 2019

Child Advocates of Fort Bend County breaks ground on expansion that will enable more children to be served

Center for Hearing and Speech and Texas Children’s Hospital Unite

TMC News
February 22, 2019

The Center for Hearing and Speech and Texas Children's Hospital will soon be working together under one roof

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!!

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.

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...

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 ...

Events

September 30, 2020

2020 Campaign Planning and Management Course

Time:10:00 AM

Location: Virtual

Houston, TX

On September 30, 2020, Dini Spheris Principal, Holly Lang and Senior Consultant, Nicole S. McWhorter, CFRE, will be the instructors for the Campaign Planning an...

September 9, 2020

Webinar – Demystifying Impact Investing: A Look at Creative Funding Opportunities for the Social Sector

Time:10:00 AM

Location: Virtual

Houston, TX

On September 9, 2020 at 10 am CST, Dini Spheris Principal, Angela Hodson will be facilitating the webinar, “Demystifying Impact Investing: A Look at Creat...

August 26, 2020

Webinar – Effective Strategy: Planning With Purpose

Time:3:00 PM CST

Location: Virtual

Houston, TX

On Wednesday, August 26 at 3 pm CST, Dini Spheris Consultant, Nadeen Mustafa, along with Iffa Kazi Davis, will be the speaking during the “Effective Strat...

July 7, 2020

2020 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...

June 16, 2020

Webinar – Giving USA: The 2019 Annual Report on Philanthropy and COVID-19 Lessons Learned

Time:12:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Houston, TX

United Way of Greater Houston and Dini Spheris are pleased to announce the annual presentation of Giving USA: The 2019 Annual Report on Philanthropy. This year...

June 9, 2020

Webinar – Partnering and Pivoting During COVID-19: A Conversation with Foundations Featuring: The LEGO Foundation and Arnold Ventures

Time:10:00 AM

Location: Virtual

Houston, TX

On June 9, 2020 at 10:00 am CST, we will be hosting the webinar, Partnering and Pivoting During COVID-19: A Conversation with Foundations Featuring: The LEGO Fo...

June 2, 2020

2020 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...

May 7, 2020

Webinar – You’re Accepting Stimulus Money – Utilizing, Leveraging and Communicating Nontraditional Revenue

Time:11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

Houston, TX

On May 7, 2020 at 11 am CST, we invite you to join us on this webinar that is primarily focused on organizations that have been approved for a PPP Loan or other...

May 6, 2020

Webinar – What’s In Your Budgeting Toolkit? Budget Realignment and Avoiding Layoffs

Time:10:00 AM

Location: Virtual

Houston, TX

On May 6, 2020 at 10 am CST, we invite you to join us on this webinar that will be focused on organizations based and/or operating in Texas. We will discuss lev...

May 5, 2020

2020 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...

Solid Ground: Reorienting Expectations and Discovering Hope in the COVID-19 Era

Time:8:30 AM

Location: Virtual - Webinar

Pensacola, FL

Pensacola State College has invited Dini Spheris Principal, Michelle Buchanan, to be a speaker at it’s webinar, “Solid Ground: Reorienting Expectati...

April 29, 2020

Webinar – Hometown Talks: Pivoting to Best and Next Practices During and After COVID-19

Time:3:00 PM

Location: Virtual Webinar

Houston, TX

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 3 pm CST, Dini Spheris Principal, Holly Lang, will be one of three panelists that collectively share “real time” experiences...

April 22, 2020

Webinar – What Do I Do Now? Fundraising Amidst This Crisis

Time:10:00 AM

Location: Virtual Webinar

Houston, TX

On April 22, 2020 at 10:00 am, Dini Spheris Consultant, Nicole McWhorter, CFRE and Principal, Angela Hodson will be helping you determine what to do now, what t...

April 1, 2020

2020 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...

March 3, 2020

2020 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...

February 19, 2020

2020 Nonprofit Law Institute

Time:9:00 AM

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

On February 19, Dini Spheris Senior Consultant, Nicole S. McWhorter, CFRE, will be one of four panelists participating in a discussion about Staying the Mission...

February 12, 2020

2020 Texas Association of Community College Foundations (TACCF) Annual Conference

Time:2:00 PM

Location: Hotel Contessa San Antonio Riverwalk
306 W Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

We are proud to be a sponsor of the 2020 Texas Association of Community College Foundations (TACCF) annual conference on February 12-14, 2020. TACCF is a profes...

February 4, 2020

2020 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...

November 15, 2019

AFP Greater Houston Chapter 2019 National Philanthropy Day

Time:11:00 AM

Location: Hilton Americas
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

Friday, November 15, 2019, is AFP Greater Houston Chapter’s 2019 National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. We are proud to be a sponsor of this annual ev...

November 14, 2019

AFP Oklahoma Chapter 2019 National Philanthropy Day

Time:3:00 PM

Location: OK Hall of Fame - Gaylord Pickens Museum
1400 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Thursday, November 14, 2019, is AFP Oklahoma Chapter’s 2019 National Philanthropy Day workshop and awards ceremony. We are proud to be a 2019 sponsor of t...