Annual Meeting 2019

Annual Meeting 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019

We have an IDEA! What you should know about raising funds from and for diverse groups

Cleveland History Center in conjunction with The Soul of Philanthropy
10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106

We are asking that all attendees please bring a canned food item to donate

10:30 a.m. - Registration
11:00 a.m. - Panel Presentation
12:15 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - Annual Membership Meeting
1:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Phyllis Harris, Executive Director, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

Belva Denmark-Tibbs, Exhibit Committee Chair, The Soul of Philanthropy
Jazmin Long, Vice President of Fund Development, Birthing Beautiful Communities
Jimmy Malone, Founder, The Jimmy Malone Scholarship Fund
Teleange` Thomas, Co-Architect, The Soul of Philanthropy

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1.25 CFRE credit approved

AFP is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, the philanthropic sector and throughout all of society. Non-profit organizations and donors reflect the diversity of our human fabric – organizations serve, support and rely on philanthropic funds from all members of our community. However, many fundraising professionals (and some non-profit organizations and non-profit boards) grapple with the most inclusive, culturally appropriate, and informed approach to donors and prospects when it comes to raising funds. Some fundraising professionals may falsely assume that if they serve a specific population that they need to or should raise their funds predominantly from communities that reflect that same diversity.

Join us for this panel discussion about IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) and how you, as a fundraiser, can improve your skills and understanding of raising funds from and for diverse groups of individuals. The moderator and panelists bring unique perspectives from Northeast Ohio’s African-American philanthropic community. Our experts will share giving trends in this area and will provide guidance and their own fundraising stories regarding what has worked well and what hasn’t been as successful when it comes to raising funds. You will learn how your organization can better serve a diverse constituency and represent the community you serve. You will learn how various segments of the community respond to different motivations, and how to increase philanthropy.

We hope to offer additional IDEAs in the future!

Cost to Attend:
AFP Member $45 per person
Non-Member $55 per person

The Soul of Philanthropy exhibit as well as the entire museum are included in the cost!


Major Sponsors

(Presenting Partner for the Chapter's Mentoring Program)

Supporting Sponsors