National Philanthropy Day

Minnesota has seen extraordinary pain and hardship in 2020. Minnesotans have responded with generosity that is equally extraordinary!

Please join the Association of Fundraising Professionals--Minnesota Chapter for a celebration of this generosity.

Thursday, November 12 at noon | Virtual Format

You are invited to gather with fellow fundraisers, donors, community leaders, elected officials, and everyone who has played a role in meeting the needs of our neighbors this year. Together, we will honor the stories of people and organizations across Minnesota whose generosity and service have a remarkable impact on their community---stories that may not have made headlines, but made a difference all the same!


Kishshana Palmer
Keynote Speaker


AFP-MN is thrilled to welcome Kishshana Palmer, CFRE to the (virtual) podium for our National Philanthropy Day celebration on November 12. Kishshana is a national speaker, trainer, and coach with a 17-year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. Her charismatic and candid delivery makes her a supernova on any stage.

Host of the recent AFP ICON Summer Sessions, Kishshana is also founder of The Rooted Collaborative, a global online community for Women of Color in Fundraising. She's the author of Hey, I'm New Here, host of the podcast A Shot of Vitamin K, an adjunct professor at Baruch College, a 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. Kishshana is a NYC girl and mother of one wonderful teenage daughter.

In addition to delivering a keynote address during NPD, Kishshana will lead a special education session that morning for BIPOC working in or interest in the fields of fundraising and philanthropy.


View the Collection of 2019 National Philanthropy Day Videos

Congratulations to the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Honorees!

Wendy Dayton
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Ryan and Maria Keller
Outstanding Youth Philanthropists

Muffy MacMillan
Outstanding Individual Philanthropist

Jennifer Soderholm
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser

Sit Family Foundation
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization

Dorothy Day Place Capital Campaign Committee
Outstanding Contribution to Philanthropy

Questions about the event?

Please contact the AFP Minnesota Chapter office at afp@elevateamc.com or 952-444-6361

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