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Creating Inclusive Workplaces for Womxn and Non-Binary People

September 20 | 8:00 am - 10:15 am

Education Session

Creating Inclusive Workplaces for Womxn and Non-Binary People

Only 20% of professional fundraisers are men, yet they hold 80% of management positions in the field. In order for the profession to thrive, organizations must remove barriers to success for marginalized genders. This panel event will discuss the unique needs of womxn and non-binary people, actionable steps for creating an inclusive space and resources for personal development on the topic. With increased awareness of bias and barriers, a workplace culture of respect and appreciation can better serve womxn and non-binary people.


Shannon McCarville

Shannon McCarville joined the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits as the program coordinator in 2009. Shannon works helps manage the logistics and execution of the organization’s educational and training programs, which include over 120 workshops and eight conferences per year. Most recently Shannon was the events and volunteer coordinator at The Loft Literary Center and prior to that held several positions at a touring educational theater. Their previous nonprofit experience also includes working at a homeless newspaper, a youth center, and several arts organizations.

Shannon is the chair of the board of She Rock She Rock, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls and women through music, and a member of the international Girls Rock Camp Alliance. They are also on the advisory committee of 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities, which promotes women and transgender artists with a focus on social justice and human rights. Shannon is a working artist in theater and music in the Twin Cities. They have a B.A. from Antioch College.

Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth Day is a filmmaker from Minneapolis. Born on the Leech Lake Reservation and raised in the Twin Cities, Day blends her Native American heritage with her urban upbringing to create films that employ traditional Ojibwe-style storytelling, while using contemporary filmmaking techniques. Her filmmaking has called Elizabeth to her current work in the urban Indian community as a Community Organizer at the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI). She was also chosen for a 2018 Native American Fellowship in the Interactive Media Department at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and she has received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Grant and a Bush Artist Fellowship, among other honors and awards.

Jamie Millard

Jamie Millard is executive director of Pollen, a community of 10,000+ civic-connectors across Minneapolis and St. Paul. Pollen invest in human connection through storytelling, bringing people together through events, and linking people to new personal and professional opportunities. Jamie has been identified as a “40 Under 40” by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, as a “100 People to Know” by the Twin Cities Business Magazine. Nationally, Jamie was recognized in the Huffington Post as one of four millennial leaders, “doing important work to move us toward a more just and equitable society.” She serves on the board of GiveMN and in 2009, Jamie co-founded the literary arts magazine Paper Darts, which is now a premier Twin Cities literary institution and has published more than 900 writers and artists.


Michelle Edgerton

After more than 15 years of working in various organizations as a professional fundraiser and senior executive, Michelle Edgerton founded The Edgerton Group – an innovative and strategic fundraising consulting business.  She is currently consulting with Cookie Cart as an investment campaign consultant and Director of Advancement.  Michelle served as the Chief Advancement Officer at Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ), Chief Advancement Officer at The Family Partnership, the director of development at Twin Cities RISE!, the development officer in major/planned giving at the Courage Center, the regional director for Legacy Management Group, and as the director of events and special projects at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. Michelle is the President Elect and Treasurer of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Minnesota Chapter and Facilities Chair for Ujamaa Place. Michelle holds a master of arts degree in leadership from Augsburg College and a bachelor of arts degree in religion from Wake Forest University.  She and her husband, David Edgerton Jr, have two sons and a daughter.


8:00am: Registration and Networking
8:30am: Chapter Meeting
9:00am: Education Session
10:15am: Event Concludes


September 20
8:00 am - 10:15 am
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Register online:
Members $20; Nonmembers $40


Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55104
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(651) 280-2000

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