Access: It means more than opening a door
When AFP Global presented the challenge to its chapters to weave inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (I.D.E.A.) into everything they do, our chapter embraced the challenge because we want our chapter to reflect the diverse richness of the community. The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Wisconsin has never been an exclusive organization. And yet our chapter is predominantly and culturally white. The chapter doors are open, but invisible barriers might still exist keeping people of color, the LGBTQ community, and many others outside.
Authenticity, Creativity, and SINGING?!
AFP SEWI Superuser here, ready to tell you all about the Best and Worst of this year’s ICON conference. ICON is the annual international fundraising conference organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This year, it featured 215 of the best and brightest fundraisers in the business with keynote address by Heather McGhee, New York Times bestselling author of The Sum of Us.
GIVING USA 2021 - MILWAUKEE
On Thursday, June 17, 2021, we hosted our annual Giving USA panel conversation, however, once again, it was held virtually. Melissa Berliner from Campbell & Company moderated the panel that included Jennifer Mehr, director of advancement at Riverwest Food Pantry, Chuck Rozewicz, chief development officer at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and Rebecca Stoner, director of development operations at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
On Philanthropy: Your 2020 Holiday Song
The year 2020 has been unprecedented in so many ways. It only follows that the year’s nonstop changes would affect the holidays as well. That explains the song I heard on the radio the other day: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Coronavirus all around CARES Act tax law changes now will inspire Good donors to spread their money around…”
Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access
As fundraisers for nonprofits, we all work towards building a stronger and better community. Whether we are addressing poverty, homelessness, health, quality of life or any other cause, our common goal is to create a better tomorrow for those we serve. Today we must all take a stand and say Black Lives Matter.
You Can Raise More Money During the Pandemic
You don’t need to have a health-care related mission to succeed in fundraising during this time of pandemic, shut-down, and fear. Detailed in this article is a template for an e-mail or direct mail piece which can produce significant revenue for your organization right now.
Two Funders of 100 Women (or More)
Throughout my fundraising career, women have come together to support the organizations where I’ve worked, often through auxiliaries or Friends groups. Lately, women have leveraged advances in social media and technology to upgrade their collective power to support the work we do in the nonprofit sector. Here are two examples:
Women in Philanthropy
“Women rock!” “Women rule!” “If you want something done, ask a woman.” “Women hold up half the sky.” This is the opening statement in an article recently included in an AFP TOP TEN list posted on the AFP International website--a very timely inclusion for AFP of Southeastern Wisconsin.