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IDEA Breakfast – November 7, 2019

November 7, 2019 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Handing over the Reins: Shifting Power and Resources in Nonprofit Decision-making

About the Event: 

At this summer’s MCN/AFP Fundraising Conference, the plenary panel spoke to the audience on the future of philanthropy. In that discussion, the role of community voice in making grant decisions was central. Yet while leaders highlighted how they consulted communities of color in grant decisions, no one talked about giving those communities the reins.

We would like to. Join this incredible panel as together we explore strategies in how to shift decision-making power and resources to communities most impacted by those decisions. Who is doing it well and who is not? And how do fundraisers and foundation staff speed up that transfer of power?

Come enjoy a light breakfast and a deep discussion about how nonprofits and foundations can bring greater equity to how they give and use resources, and how your role as fundraisers and foundation staff can help.


  • Camille Cyprian, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Minnesota Council on Foundations
  • Avi Viswanathan, Program Director, Nexus Community Partners
  • Naaima Khan, Program Officer, Bush Foundation
  • Monica Bryand, Co-Executive Director, Voices for Racial Justice
  • Bo Thao-Urabe, Executive & Network Director, Coalition of Asian American Leaders


About the IDEA Breakfast Series

AFP Minnesota’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Breakfast Series invites nonprofit leaders of color to share stories of leadership, fundraising, and how they navigate the sector as a person of color. The series is part of AFP-MN’s goal to make the fundraising profession more inclusive with greater representation in the sector at all levels of leadership.

The IDEA Series is specifically designed to benefit current and aspiring fundraisers of color; however the series is open to everyone interested in participating and learning from this conversation.

Please share this event broadly with your network, especially your POC connections.

7:30am – 8:00am: Registration and networking
8:00am – 9:30am: Panel and Audience Discussion
9:30am: Close and Networking


November 7, 2019
8:00 am - 9:30 am
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East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier St
St Paul, MN 55106 United States
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