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November 9, 2018 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

AFP’s annual National Philanthropy Day celebration will be November 9, 2018, at the JW Marriott Mall of America in Bloomington.

Registration closed on November 2nd!


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

Exterior of JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America

Education speaker: Kay Sprinkel Grace

The AAA Way to Increased Board Engagement


Pre-NPD Workshop – For Development Professionals and Boards

Whether you are a development officer or a board leader, you’ve probably dreamed of having a board that is engaged and even enthused about donor and fund development. This session is designed to make that dream come true!

Kay Sprinkel Grace has developed, implemented and written about her practical program for getting board members involved and confident about the array of roles each can play to strengthen organizations while enhancing their own board experience. AAA (Ambassador, Advocate, Asker) is a proven program, in use in hundreds of organizations, that taps into board member confidence and motivation, providing board members with opportunities and training to be Ambassadors and some to be Advocates and/or Askers as well. Based on the idea that confidence is the factor that stimulates board participation, a copyrighted survey (which may be adapted for specific use by an organization) is given to board members who then choose the tasks they will provide to the organization as Ambassadors and as Advocates and/or Askers.  Those who use this management tool report that fulfillment of chosen tasks is high, and there are new levels of board satisfaction and engagement.

Kay Sprinkel Grace - headshotKay Sprinkel Grace is passionate about philanthropy and has devoted the last thirty years to the nonprofit sector, providing seminal thought, habit-breaking strategies, challenges to board and staff, and reengineering the vocabulary of fundraising. Her six books and frequent speaking engagements across the globe reflect her restless quest for an ever-improved capacity of organizations to truly serve their communities. A Stanford graduate (BA, MA), she has built on a career in journalism and education to create a business practice and reputation that draw from the best of both. She has been recognized by Stanford for her volunteer work with numerous awards, including the highest award for volunteer service, The Gold Spike. In 2013 she was awarded the Henry A. Rosso Medal for lifetime achievement in ethical fundraising from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and in 2016 she was in the first group of six professionals to be named Distinguished Fellows by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She has spoken to countless AFP chapters including Silicon Valley, Wine Country (CA), Greater Los Angeles, Greater Arizona, Mid-America and Topeka. In 2017, she was a featured presenter at the AFP International Conference in San Francisco and at the International Fundraising Congress in The Netherlands. For three years, she has been a co-creator and facilitator of the Leaders of Tomorrow program in Central and Eastern Europe. She works regularly with boards and staff to increase the capacity of organizations to fulfill their mission and vision. Clients include public media (KQED, OPB, KPBS), health (Alameda Health Systems Foundation, Providence Health Systems), arts and culture (Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Smuin Ballet) and others. She is President of the Board of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale and is a member of the Czech Fundraising Institute Board and the Institute for Nonprofit Management Advisory Board at the University of San Francisco. She lives in San Francisco and is passionate about travel, photography and life.






November 9, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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