REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL AS A FUNDRAISING LEADER

2 days of leadership and nonprofit management training with a fundraiser’s focus.

Fantastic keynote speakers and topics from strategic planning and growth to wellness and cultural competence.

Don’t miss your chance to take the next step as a leader.
Schedule At A Glance

Note: Schedule Subject to Change

Thursday, October 3
(Pre-Conference Sessions to include AFP Chapter Leaders and Emerging Fundraisers)
7:30 am – 5:00 pmAFP LEAD Registration
7:30 – 8:30 amContinental Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30 amEmerging Fundraisers Program sponsored by Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
8:30 – 11:30 amAFP Chapter Management Session
11:45 am – 12:45 pmEmerging Fundraisers Lunch sponsored by Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
11:45 am – 2:45 pmChapter Administrators Meeting
Lunch Break for AFP Chapter Leaders
1:00 – 2:45 pmLike Size AFP Chapter Meetings
1:00 – 2:45 pmEmerging Fundraisers Program sponsored by Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
3:00 – 5:30 pmAFP Chapter Presidents Council Meeting/Voting Meeting
3:00 – 5:00 pmEmerging Fundraisers Program sponsored by Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
5:00 – 6:00 pmEmerging Fundraisers Happy Hour sponsored by Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
6:00 – 7:00 pmAFP LEAD Networking Reception
Friday, October 4
7:30 am – 5:00 pmAFP LEAD Registration
7:30 – 8:45 amContinental Breakfast
7:30 am – 5:00 pmExecutive Coaching Sessions
9:00 – 10:15 amAFP LEAD Opening Plenary -- with keynote speaker Paul Schmitz
10:30 – 11:45 amAFP LEAD Education Sessions
12:00 - 1:15 pmNetworking Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 pmAFP LEAD Education Sessions
3:00 – 4:30 pmAFP LEAD Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Plenary
5:00 – 6:30 pmAFP Political Action Committee Reception
Saturday, October 5
7:00 am – 5:00 pmAFP LEAD & AFP IDEA: Women's Impact Summit Registration
7:00 – 8:00 amContinental Breakfast
8:00am – 12:30 pmExecutive Coaching Sessions
8:00 – 9:15 amAFP LEAD Education Sessions
9:30 – 10:45 amAFP LEAD Education Sessions
11:00 am – 12:15 pmAFP LEAD Education Sessions
12:30 - 2:00 pm Joint AFP LEAD/AFP IDEA: Women's Impact Summit Plenary & Lunch -- with keynote speaker Mpumi Nobiva
2:00 pmConclusion of AFP LEAD
2:15 pmAFP IDEA: Women's Impact Summit runs through Sunday October 6

Speakers
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Paul Schmitz
Opening Keynote Speaker

Paul Schmitz

Paul Schmitz builds the collective leadership of organizations and communities to achieve greater social impact through his roles as Senior Advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. He is also the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the former CEO of Public Allies, where he helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults begin careers working for community and social change. Paul is a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, was a social innovation advisor to the Obama White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and five children.


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Mpumi Nobiva
Closing Keynote Speaker

Mpumi Nobiva

International Speaker and Communication Strategist Mpumi Nobiva, has spoken at the White House, congressional fundraisers, corporate functions and nonprofit initiatives in several countries. Mpumi grew up in South Africa, and, at age nine, lost her mother to HIV/Aids, leaving her orphaned like millions of other children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Reared in material poverty but spiritual wealth by her grandmother, she excelled in the first class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa before coming to the United States to study. She currently holds a master's degree in Strategic Communications from High Point University and serves as the first alumnus on the Board of Directors of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls in South Africa. As NationBuilder's first Leader in Residence, Mpumi is developing the digital infrastructure for Share Your Story Africa - an initiative inspired by her advocacy work uniting youth against HIV/AIDS and domestic violence in South Africa - all while sharing her powerful story at events around the world. She also is experienced in hosting events and facilitating workshops.


Education Topics

Below is the current list of session topics that will be presented at AFP LEAD. Stay tuned - there is more to come!

Note: Sessions Subject to Change

Coaching Demystified

What exactly is coaching, and what are the benefits? When should you consider contracting a coach for yourself or an employee? How do you find a coach? And what does it cost? A panel of professional coaches will answer these questions and more during an interactive discussion.

Presented by: Tara George, MBA

Tara George As the Lead Consultant for KCI’s Search + Talent practice, Tara has successfully led more than 350 recruitment assignments for a range of non-profit clients across Canada. Tara also leads specialized client compensation analysis, and provides Strategic Counsel to support clients in the areas of organizational development and talent management. A respected advancement professional with extensive networks in Canada and beyond, Tara has a clear sense of the strategic vision, leadership skills and business acumen necessary to succeed in the non-profit arena.

Dare to Lead™ - Finding the Courageous Leader in You!

"Who you are is how you lead." Brené Brown

Whether you are in a leadership role or thinking about taking that next step, this workshop will help you access your inner courage while identifying the unique strengths and surprising skills that make us courageous leaders. Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals. We will dig in and dig deep to understand how vulnerability and courage are connected and talk about practices you can implement at work to build courageous cultures, high trust teams and feedback craving employees. Based on Brené Brown’s new book Dare To Lead™, this workshop will give you the foundation you need to become the courageous leader you want to be.

Presented by: Diane Lloyd, CFRE, PCC

Diane Lloyd Diane believes we all deserve to work for inspiring leaders. Fueled by this belief, she founded Inspired Results Group in 2011, and has been coaching leaders in the public, private and non-profit space ever since. Diane has a passion for helping leaders reach their potential and inspire their teams to do meaningful work in the world. In addition to leadership coaching, she is a sought-after facilitator and trainer who creates safe, engaging and inspiring learning experiences. Diane is currently pursuing her master’s degree in leadership at Royal Roads University, maintains her CFRE and holds the PCC designation from the International Coach Federation. Diane recently had the honour of working directly with Brené Brown and became a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.

Feedback Conversations that Actually Work!

The number one topic in any leadership training is the dreaded feedback conversation. Every manager is looking for a way to have a feedback conversation that doesn’t trigger fear and dread in the eyes of their staff. There are many feedback frameworks out there, but this session will dig a little deeper and help you understand how you can create a culture that craves feedback and gives you practical tools to use in your next feedback conversation.

Presented by: Diane Lloyd, CFRE, PCC

Diane Lloyd Diane believes we all deserve to work for inspiring leaders. Fueled by this belief, she founded Inspired Results Group in 2011, and has been coaching leaders in the public, private and non-profit space ever since. Diane has a passion for helping leaders reach their potential and inspire their teams to do meaningful work in the world. In addition to leadership coaching, she is a sought-after facilitator and trainer who creates safe, engaging and inspiring learning experiences. Diane is currently pursuing her master’s degree in leadership at Royal Roads University, maintains her CFRE and holds the PCC designation from the International Coach Federation. Diane recently had the honour of working directly with Brené Brown and became a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.

Finding Success in Failure

There’s a lot of talk about successful leaders but failure is talked about in dark corners and whispered tones. What do we discover about ourselves when we fail? How do we recover after personal or professional scandal? Let’s talk about how to find your personal brand of success when you fail.

Presented by: Kishshana Palmer, CFRE

Kishshana PalmerKishshana Palmer is a national speaker, trainer, and coach with a 17-year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. She’s a supernova on any stage and platforms due to her charismatic and candid delivery. It doesn’t matter if she’s speaking about philanthropy, living your most authentic life, or diversity, the energy she brings to the stage is always entertaining and edifying.

Kishshana is an adjunct professor at Baruch College and Long Island University, Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT) and an AFP Master Trainer. When an organization wants to grow, find and retain people on their team, raise money, and more she is the philanthropic fairy godmother they have on speed dial. Her work isn’t limited to organizations, she also coaches social good professionals.

Kishshana is a NYC girl and mother of one wonderful teenage daughter. Kishshana is the epitome of your classic 90's Queens homegirl and quintessential corner office executive. She is your daily dose of Claire Huxtable with a side of Blanche Devereaux.

Introverts Unite: Combating Imposter Syndrome When You Really Want to Go Home

Have you ever felt like a fraud? Like your career achievements are a fluke? Us, too. This is especially true for introverts working in a field of (perceived) extroverts. Learn from other successful introverts about overcoming imposter syndrome, embracing who you are, and finding your place with your extroverted colleagues.

Presented by: Vinney Arora, Ann-Marie Meacham, MPA, CFRE, and Matthew Siegel, CFRE

Vinney Arora Vinney Arora is the principal consultant at The Arora Collective, where he and his team help organizations realize their growth opportunities by increasing efficiency, visibility, and supporter engagement. Prior to founding The Arora Collective, he held various positions in the nonprofit sector, including as a major gift officer and development director. He attends and hosts countless events and has built a tolerance for large groups although all he really wants is to be home alone in the dark.
Ann-Marie Meacham Ann-Marie Meacham, MPA, CFRE, is the Executive Director of the M-A Schools Foundation for the Future. Prior to that, she served as a consultant to nonprofits for over 20 years. She is a CFRE and is the 2019 Treasurer of the AFP Silicon Valley Chapter. She is also a Past President of AFP Silicon Valley as well as a Past President of the Junior League of San Jose. After a busy day, you can find her in the kitchen watching her husband prepare yet another amazing meal while avoiding conversation except with those closest to her.
Matthew Siegel Matthew Siegel, CFRE, has 20 years of experience in fundraising. He has been the director of development for the College of Humanities and the Arts at San José State University since 2015 and has held his CFRE credential since 2013. In 2020, he will be the President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of AFP. As a father to twin toddlers, he rarely gets time alone, but wouldn't have it any other way.

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence – Keys to Professional and Personal Success

Studies have consistently shown that developing emotional intelligence is likely to increase one’s satisfaction with work and personal life. This session looks at several indicators of high emotional intelligence as we as explore strategies for increasing self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

Presented by: Karen Dyer

Tara George Karen M. Dyer, a Partner in On Point Leadership, was formerly the Director of the Education and Nonprofit Sector for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Having served in this capacity for seventeen (17) years, she was responsible for leading the work that insured CCL’s portfolio of programs, products, and resources were made available to social sector leaders (e.g., nonprofit, higher education, and pre-K-12) - enterprise wide. Karen was the internal and external liaison involving CCL’s work in the social sector. Karen was a facilitator of the Women’s Leadership Program and recently named Honorary Senior Fellow – one of CCL’s highest honors.

Prior to this position Karen was the Executive Director of the Chicago Academy for School Leadership. Previous to this, Karen served as a state-wide Executive Director, school district administrator, school principal, and an adjunct professor at California State University, Hayward and Nova University.

Karen has made presentations at numerous national and international conferences as well as done executive and leadership coaching and consultation work with corporate clients, nonprofit organizations/NGOs, higher education institutions, and school districts throughout the United States, Singapore, and India. She is the co - author of the book, The Intuitive Principal and author of several articles and modules on leadership. She serves on several nonprofit boards.

Karen holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a Masters of Education degree from Holy Names University in Oakland, California, and a Doctorate from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Leadership and Management: Making the Switch from Player to Coach

For those currently serving in mid-level or senior management roles, growing both your leadership abilities and management skills is critical for your success. But many excellent fundraisers come into management roles without any formal training in either leadership or management and often aren’t sure how to grow these skills. In this session, we’ll discuss the differences between “leading” and “managing,” and share practical tools and approaches to help you grow these skills.

Presented by: Tara George, MBA

Tara George As the Lead Consultant for KCI’s Search + Talent practice, Tara has successfully led more than 350 recruitment assignments for a range of non-profit clients across Canada. Tara also leads specialized client compensation analysis, and provides Strategic Counsel to support clients in the areas of organizational development and talent management. A respected advancement professional with extensive networks in Canada and beyond, Tara has a clear sense of the strategic vision, leadership skills and business acumen necessary to succeed in the non-profit arena.

Leadership Development as a Social Justice Strategy

Are you leadership material? The answer depends in large part on your identities, in particular those related to gender and race. Biased models of leadership reinforce dynamics of power and oppression within our organizations, which is why we must make concerted efforts to develop leaders who do not fit the typical prototype. Explore the identity of a leader, learn what it takes for people from historically marginalized and minoritized identities to envision themselves as leaders, and take away practical tools that will help develop your own leadership capacity. Research on the Advancement profession will be shared along with new practices in leadership development that are emerging from within the social justice community.

Presented by: Alexis Kanda-Olmstead

Alexis Kanda-Olmstead Alexis serves as the director of advancement talent management at Dartmouth College where she helps people maximize their potential to achieve organizational priorities. Her responsibilities include shaping the overarching strategy for talent management, coaching leaders and supervisors, and designing training and professional development programs for 250 staff.

Alexis believes people should be engaged by their work and have the opportunity for continuous growth and development. During her more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Alexis has delivered educational experiences to hundreds of staff and students, led award-winning diversity and inclusion initiatives, and started two talent management departments. She is the founder of AKO Collective, a women's leadership development company that offers training to women and girls, and presents nationally on gender-related topics.

Alexis holds a bachelor's degree in organizational studies from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University, and a certificate in organization development from Colorado State University. She is a certified StrengthsQuest Educator, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner, and TEDx Speaker.

Leading Change: Leveraging My Own Style to Make Things Happen

In this session you will learn your preferred style in approaching and leading change as well as how your style impacts others. You will explore how to best deal with others with different style preferences and identify those potential pitfalls that may impact your ability to be most effective in your role.

Presented by: Karen Dyer

Tara George Karen M. Dyer, a Partner in On Point Leadership, was formerly the Director of the Education and Nonprofit Sector for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Having served in this capacity for seventeen (17) years, she was responsible for leading the work that insured CCL’s portfolio of programs, products, and resources were made available to social sector leaders (e.g., nonprofit, higher education, and pre-K-12) - enterprise wide. Karen was the internal and external liaison involving CCL’s work in the social sector. Karen was a facilitator of the Women’s Leadership Program and recently named Honorary Senior Fellow – one of CCL’s highest honors.

Prior to this position Karen was the Executive Director of the Chicago Academy for School Leadership. Previous to this, Karen served as a state-wide Executive Director, school district administrator, school principal, and an adjunct professor at California State University, Hayward and Nova University.

Karen has made presentations at numerous national and international conferences as well as done executive and leadership coaching and consultation work with corporate clients, nonprofit organizations/NGOs, higher education institutions, and school districts throughout the United States, Singapore, and India. She is the co - author of the book, The Intuitive Principal and author of several articles and modules on leadership. She serves on several nonprofit boards.

Karen holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a Masters of Education degree from Holy Names University in Oakland, California, and a Doctorate from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Leading with Empathy, Gratitude, and Action

The nonprofit sector is currently experiencing an unprecedented amount of employee turnover and executive leadership succession, while at the same time the number of new organizations continues to grow. With access to technology, a positive work culture, opportunities for advancement, and professional development becoming priorities for today’s workforce, leaders must implement new strategies in order to meet these needs. This session will examine the elements of servant leadership, and how leading through empathy, gratitude, and action can address issues concerning employee engagement, job satisfaction, and retention.

Presented by: Ian Adair

Ian Adair Ian Adair is a three-time nonprofit CEO and fundraising expert who has raised tens of millions of dollars by focusing on one strategy - winning donor attention. Ian has been fortunate to have success leading corporate and nonprofit teams, volunteer boards, and front-line staff around the country to further program growth and impact. In 2016, Ian was chosen as one of the Top 100 Must-Follow Giving Influencers on Twitter. Currently, Ian is the CEO of the Gracepoint Foundation in Tampa, FL. which raises awareness and financial support for mental health and addiction services; Ian also operates a speaking and professional development firm, Strategy 27. LLC.

Managing Intergenerational Teams – LIVE

As development professionals we spend a lot of time thinking about how to communicate with and solicit gifts from donors in each generation but what about our teams? As the profession grows more young professionals are becoming fundraisers. They are excited to raise money and want to do a great job. However, like the generational differences in our donors, our teams’ needs vary by generation. During this conversation, we will explore how good intergenerational management can help a manager get the best out of his/her team.

Presented by: Kishshana Palmer, CFRE

Kishshane PalmerKishshana Palmer is a national speaker, trainer, and coach with a 17-year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. She’s a supernova on any stage and platforms due to her charismatic and candid delivery. It doesn’t matter if she’s speaking about philanthropy, living your most authentic life, or diversity, the energy she brings to the stage is always entertaining and edifying.

Kishshana is an adjunct professor at Baruch College and Long Island University, Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT) and an AFP Master Trainer. When an organization wants to grow, find and retain people on their team, raise money, and more she is the philanthropic fairy godmother they have on speed dial. Her work isn’t limited to organizations, she also coaches social good professionals.

Kishshana is a NYC girl and mother of one wonderful teenage daughter. Kishshana is the epitome of your classic 90's Queens homegirl and quintessential corner office executive. She is your daily dose of Claire Huxtable with a side of Blanche Devereaux.

Mental Health in the Workplace – How Nonprofits Can Support Employees and Create a Work Culture That is Stronger Than Stigma!

Mental health awareness has become a major concern that organization’s need to address in order to support their employees and attract new talent. This session will examine: How mental illness is impacting the work place and the nonprofit sector; How mental health effects employee retention, organizational culture, and a nonprofit’s financial bottom line; What initiatives and HR policies nonprofits can do to support mental health in their organizations; The importance of mental health awareness and how promoting stories of lived experience and recovery can help.

Presented by: Ian Adair

Ian Adair Ian Adair is a three-time nonprofit CEO and fundraising expert who has raised tens of millions of dollars by focusing on one strategy - winning donor attention. Ian has been fortunate to have success leading corporate and nonprofit teams, volunteer boards, and front-line staff around the country to further program growth and impact. In 2016, Ian was chosen as one of the Top 100 Must-Follow Giving Influencers on Twitter. Currently, Ian is the CEO of the Gracepoint Foundation in Tampa, FL. which raises awareness and financial support for mental health and addiction services; Ian also operates a speaking and professional development firm, Strategy 27. LLC.

Mischief, Scandal and Bad Behavior: Confronting the Dark Side of Nonprofits

Disasters will happen, and most are not even your fault. But what are you (and your organization) going to do when disaster strikes? Damage control, recovering donor trust, dealing with negative media. Its REAL, folks, so come on in and face the fire! Walk out confident that you are ready to deal with the mischief, scandal and bad behaviors.

Presented by: : John Andrew Scola, CFRE

John Andrew Scola With over 35 years of nonprofit leadership experience, John is respected for his exceptional abilities and integrity. Before serving as CDO for Boys & Girls Clubs Phoenix, John served the Phoenix Rescue Mission and multiple NPO’s as President of his own consulting form. John earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Dallas where he later served on the Board of Trustees. He received the AFP’s Greater Arizona Chapter Outstanding Executive Award in 2002.

Performance Management: Methods for Success

Thanks to the traditional “command and control” model of supervision, many managers either neglect performance management because they don’t want to do it or lean into it in the wrong direction and create a negative work environment. This session will share an updated model that aligns employee expectations with strategic goals.

Presented by: Jennifer Ward

Tara GeorgeJennifer Ward is an attorney and certified HR professional who advises companies to help them create great workplaces for their teams and comply with the law. She is the Arizona President of Employers Council, a membership-based organization that provides HR resources for businesses in the Western US. Jennifer is a graduate of Arizona State University and the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. She is married and has two young sons.

Social Impact Investing: A New Tool for Fundraisers?

There has been much hype in recent years about the emergence of social impact funds. These investment vehicles focus on making market or near market returns by financing social and environmental causes. But how do they really work? Dr. Shangraw will provide an overview of this new resource raising tool and share his experiences working with social impact investors.

Presented by: Rick Shangraw, Jr., PhD

Rick Shangraw, Jr., PhDR. F. “Rick” Shangraw Jr., PhD, is chief executive officer of ASU Enterprise Partners. Under Shangraw’s leadership, ASU Enterprise Partners was created in 2016 as a new model for diversified revenue generation in support of Arizona State University. For the past two years, Enterprise Partners has earned the distinction of being a top company to work for in Arizona by Republic Media and AZCentral.com.

Shangraw previously served as CEO of the ASU Foundation for a New American University (2011-2017). During his tenure as CEO, the foundation grew its assets to over $1 billion; received five consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator and recognition for its commitment to transparency by GuideStar USA; generated over $900 million in new gifts and commitments; and earned Careerbuilder’s Top Company to Work for in Arizona honors from 2014 – 2016. Before his appointment to the foundation, Shangraw was ASU’s senior vice president for knowledge enterprise development, establishing ASU as one of the fastest-growing research enterprises in the U.S., with research expenditures ranked 17th among American universities without medical schools. Shangraw came to ASU after his tenure as CEO of Project Performance Corporation, the Washington, DC-based research and technology consulting firm he founded that specialized in environmental, energy, and information management.

Shangraw holds a doctorate from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University with specializations in technology, information policy, and organization design. He also holds professor of practice appointments in the ASU School of Sustainability and the School of Public Affairs in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Systems Thinking for Fundraising Success

Building relationships and raising money are essential aspects of our jobs, yet are no longer enough to produce transformative impact. Learn how systems thinking—the ability to holistically understand and shape structural patterns, power dynamics, and implicit assumptions beneath events and situations— positions you to achieve organizational success and collective impact.

Presented by: Dr. Elizabeth Castillo

Dr. Elizabeth CastilloDr. Elizabeth Castillo is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University. Her mission is to repair the world by transforming the economy to work for everyone. Her scholarship investigates how intangible assets like social, cultural, and moral capital lead to financial sustainability. She earned a PhD in Leadership Studies in 2016 from the University of San Diego after two decades of fundraising management at the San Diego Natural History Museum and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership.

CANCELLED
Weathering the Storm: Navigating Your Way Through Crisis and Beyond

A disgruntled employee. A misappropriation of funds. An errant tweet. Crises come in all shapes and sizes, but with the right tools and a series of best practices, you can feel comfortable charting your own course successfully through to the other side.

Presented by: Allison Clear Fastow

Allison Clear FastowAllison Clear Fastow has led communication strategy for, among others, Fortune 500 corporations, one of the nation’s top ten nonprofit organizations and numerous issue advocacy efforts. Allison is proud to have managed a campaign that leveraged earned and paid media to advocate for the freedom of two US citizens from 640 days of detainment and torture in the UAE, ultimately resulting in their release. Allison serves on the board of the National Child Research Center.

CANCELLED
Who Are You and Why Are You Here?

It may seem like existential navel-gazing, but asking yourself these questions and others is key to developing an effective, and compelling, narrative. Learn how to set yourself apart from the crowd and win the messaging game.

Presented by: Allison Clear Fastow

Allison Clear FastowAllison Clear Fastow has led communication strategy for, among others, Fortune 500 corporations, one of the nation’s top ten nonprofit organizations and numerous issue advocacy efforts. Allison is proud to have managed a campaign that leveraged earned and paid media to advocate for the freedom of two US citizens from 640 days of detainment and torture in the UAE, ultimately resulting in their release. Allison serves on the board of the National Child Research Center.


Emerging Fundraisers

This program on Thursday, October 3, is for AFP Young Professional and Collegiate members only.

Presented by: Kishshana Palmer, CFRE

Is there a formula for success in your career? Can you add a teaspoon of “this” and a tablespoon of “that” and expect rockstar status? Before you put your head and just “do good work”, let’s talk about what you’ll need in your toolkit to build a career that’s authentically you!

Presented by: Elizabeth Castillo

Early in our careers, it may feel like we have little power within an organization because we aren’t senior managers. Does this mean we cannot exercise leadership? Absolutely not! In this session, learn how to develop informal authority--the ability to mobilize people through social influence--to achieve personal and professional success.

Improve your leadership by understanding how your social style impacts your communication with colleagues, donors and community stakeholders. Discover your own style and explore how to gain insight into how to communicate with others by learning the best way to approach others based on their style.

Harness the greatest tool in your arsenal: time. Time management can seem like an intimidating topic, but in reality, it represents taking active control of your activities by getting organized and sticking to a daily schedule. As nonprofit leaders, having processes in place that direct our conversations and actions spells the difference between average and exceptional results. Each one of us only have 86,400 seconds in the day. It’s up to us to use them wisely.

Registration
Standard Pricing
  • AFP Member: $599 USD
  • Non-Member: $799 USD
Specialty AFP Member Pricing
  • AFP Collegiate Member: $179 USD
  • AFP Young Professional Member: $399 USD
  • AFP Chapter Leader: $399 USD
  • AFP Global Board and Committee Member: $399 USD

Please Note: By registering, you are expected to contribute to a harassment-free conference experience per the AFP Conference Code of Conduct.


Location
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Sponsors

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AFP LEAD: Emerging Fundraisers Sponsor

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