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What’s Wrong with This Picture: The Day I Could Have Made a Million Dollars. ***Being rescheduled to a later date***

August 21 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

***This event has been postponed. Rescheduled dates and more information will be posted soon.***


5:00 – 5:30 pm  Registration & Networking
5:30 – 7:00 pm  Education Session Presentation

Education Session ***Postponed and being rescheduled to a later date***

What’s Wrong with This Picture: The Day I Could Have Made a Million Dollars.

All of us strive to make ethical decisions every day. However, as fundraisers, we are in the precarious position of having to keep the best interests of both our organization and our donors in mind. This often creates a ‘grey area.’ Being able to recognize and navigate our way through grey areas is the topic for this guided discussion led by seasoned fundraisers Laura Vitelli and Brendan Bannigan. Together, Laura and Brendan will share examples of grey areas they have encountered and ask the group to share examples from their experience. By the end of the session, you will be better prepared to recognize ethical dilemmas and have a process or support system to help resolve them.


Brendan Bannigan, MPA, CFRE
Northwestern Health Sciences University

Brendan Bannigan has been in various nonprofit leadership roles over the past 25 years. Brendan is currently the Vice-President of Development and Leadership Gifts at Northwestern Health Sciences University. He has also held positions as Senior Development Officer at the University of St. Thomas and Vice-President of Individual Giving at Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest. Brendan also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas Executive Education Program. He is a proud member of AFP-MN and serves on the Education Committee.

Laura Vitelli, MBA
Beacon Interfaith Housing

Laura Vitelli is a member of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative’s senior leadership team and leads Beacon’s team of fundraisers, organizers and communicators. Laura has an MBA in Nonprofit Management and more than 25 years of experience in fund development and strategic leadership of community-based organizations. She is a long-time member of AFP-MN and its education committee.


August 21
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Members $20; Nonmembers $40


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