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Celebrate Diversity at the AFP Conference in Vancouver!

2011-2013 AFP Strategic Plan Goal: AFP will create a community of inclusion by seeking, embracing and engaging diverse individuals, groups and organizations with a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, thoughts and cultures within the fundraising profession. Here are some fun and engaging events and sessions meant to foster deeper diversity, inclusion and awareness.

The AFP conference is happening April 1-3, 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, British Columbia. Go to http://conference.afpnet.org to learn more.

Affinity Networking Sessions
Sunday, April 1, 2012
1 – 2 p.m.
Located in West Ballroom B

Come network and share with others in various Affinity Networking Sessions on African American, Arts/Cultural; Asian;  Association Foundations; Education; Faith-Based; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT); Health; Hispanic; International Fundraising; Jewish; Public Radio/TV; Rural; Young Professionals, small nonprofits and Youth in Philanthropy

Stop by the AFP Diversity Art Showcase
Sponsored by THE ALFORD GROUP
During Exhibition Hours
Located at Booth 409 in the Exhibit Hall

Stop by the AFP Diversity Art Showcase and enjoy winning art by the students at Lord Byng Secondary School located in Vancouver, BC, where they created art depicting their interpretation of philanthropy.  Also featured will be a local professional artist, Sydney Blaise and AFP member art and poetry. See youth, member and professional art that shows how diversity can be fun!

Diverse Communities Reception
Sunday, April 1, 2012
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel – Tweedsmuir Room

Come join your colleagues in a time of networking and celebrating the uniqueness that we all bring to the fundraising profession. Hosted by the AFP Diversity Committee.

Diversity Panel Session
Corporate and Foundation Funders are Looking for Diversity, are You?
Sponsored by THE ALFORD GROUP
Monday, April 2, 2012
2:45 – 4 p.m.
Room 306

Increasing numbers of foundations and corporate funders are integrating diversity throughout their funding process. The facilitator and panelists will share their insights and experience in areas such as diversity on their boards, diversity in the organizations they fund, and perspectives on funding that reflects the diversity of their community in such forms as ethnicity, socioeconomic, and the impact on the diverse populations who are served by the nonprofit organizations that they fund.

Facilitator: Faye Wightman, CEO, Vancouver Community Foundation
Panelists:
Debora Linehan, Regional Vice President, RBC Royal Bank - South Vancouver Island
Kelly Brown, Executive Director, D5 Coalition, Chicago, IL
Dawn Chirwa, the Chief of Staff of the US Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  

Some Conference Sessions Related to Diversity

Hispanic Direct Response Marketing: Don't Miss Out
Presented by Randall Anderson, senior vice president, Listen Up Español, and Robert Banner, SVP of direct marketing at Children's Miracle Network.

A Woman's Prerogative: Are You Connected?
Presented by Dee Vandeventer, ME&V Fundraising Advisers.

Shades of Philanthropy
Presented by Thamiah L. Tutt, MBA, development director of major gifts for the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) and Angelique Grant Hutchinson, Ph.D., assistant vice president of medical development at Florida International University's College of Medicine.


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