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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Southern Arizona Chapter

Diversity: Fundraising Through a Different Lens

Promotional Description:
Many well intentioned fundraisers have made a cultural misstep—you schedule a major event on a religious holiday, pick a menu that features food that your donor doesn’t eat, or you make an assumption about someone’s beliefs only to find you are very wrong. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Learn the questions to ask and the approach to take when working with diverse communities so that you can learn about the culture, build trust in your relationships, and develop inclusive cultivation and stewardship programs.

Learning Outcomes:
1.Identify the questions to ask when dealing with communities and cultures different from your own
2.Evaluate cultivation and stewardship donor situations with an eye for increased inclusiveness

Presenter Short Biography:
Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE is the founding partner of GoalBusters Consulting, LLC, and has over nineteen years of professional fundraising experience. A very active volunteer with AFP, Alice serves as Vice Chair, Member Services for AFP International, President of the Northern Arizona Chapter, and is a frequent presenter to AFP chapters throughout North America. She is a two-time honoree as AFP-Northern Arizona Fundraising Professional of the Year and the 90th fundraising professional in the world to attain the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential. An active nonprofit board volunteer as well as a past funder, Alice specializes in strategic planning, campaign implementation, fundraising strategy and financial analysis.

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