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CHAPTER MEETING & EDUCATION SESSION: Preparing for the Future — Fundraising in a Diverse Landscape and Fostering Inclusion

June 13, 2017 | 7:30 am - 9:30 am


7:30 – 8:00am  Registration and breakfast
8:00 – 8:30am  Chapter Meeting
8:30 – 9:30am  Education Session

This event is FREE for AFP MN members.

Education Session

Preparing for the Future: Fundraising in a Diverse Landscape and Fostering Inclusion

Diversity: we all know it’s important, but do we know what to do about it? How to measure it? How to grow it?

Diversity, inclusion and equity are increasingly important concepts for the nonprofit sector to consider as we strive to meet the needs of all of our constituents, now and in the future. Join us to discuss what fundraisers and organizations can do internally and externally to be prepared for more diverse donor bases, as well as how we can help our profession be more effective at fostering equity and inclusion in our communities. Speakers will be responding to questions asked by AFP Minnesota members earlier this year.

CFRE International Approved Continuing Education Provider


Terri ThaoTerri Thao

Program Director, Nexus Community Partners

Terri is an active community volunteer, serving on the boards of the Asian Economic Development Association, East Side Neighborhood Development Company, the F.R. Bigelow Foundation, MN Housing, the St. Paul Planning Commission, and Voices for Racial Justice. She obtained her Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees from the University of Minnesota. When she does have free time, she can be found running around town with her family or with her nose stuck in a book.

Paul WilliamsPaul Williams

President and CEO, Project Pride in Living

Paul Williams is deeply rooted in our community. Raised in the heart of Saint Paul, his strong connection to the Twin Cities region, its neighborhoods and its people, fuels his work.  Prior to joining Project Pride in Living (PPL) as its fourth executive director in April 2014, he managed all city operations as Deputy Mayor of his native city.

Paul has spent his career creating partnerships and building community. While spearheading community development locally and directing operations in 30 cities nationwide for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), he developed an unparalleled understanding of the opportunities and challenges around affordable housing and community development. With compassion and a sense of what works, Paul has served as a grantmaker for The Minneapolis Foundation, The Saint Paul Foundation and the United Way of the St. Paul Area. He has also contributed to the leadership of a wide range of community boards. His spirit of collaboration, connection to our communities and commitment to amplifying PPL’s impact energize our work.


June 13, 2017
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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AFP Minnesota


Register online:
Print registration form:
FREE for members; $20 for nonmembers
Advance Registration Closes:
4:30 pm, June 11, 2017
Onsite Registration?
Yes, additional $10*


Neighborhood House at the Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55107

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