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What to Expect When You are a Mentor (or Protégé)

What to Expect When You are a Mentor (or Protégé)

We recently sat down with Asa Irwin and Nicole Angus, a mentor and protégé pair connected through AFP Advancement Northwest's Mentor Program, to talk about their experience working together and the impact the program has had on their work. If their story inspires you, consider signing up as a mentor or protégé, visit our website.

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National Philanthropy Day - Cultivating a Culture of Giving - 07-12-2018 Newsletter

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Why Philanthropy Needs to Adapt - 07-06-2018 Newsletter

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Creating Inclusive Presentations

In preparation for this year’s Forum on Strategic Fundraising, members of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Committee (DEIA) led a webinar for presenters and panelists on best practices in creating inclusive presentations. This session was motivated by the desire to eliminate barriers to learning and participation for all Forum attendees and was built on prior resources developed by Troy Coalman and Nicky McGarity.

If you find yourself preparing for a presentation of your own, be mindful that audience members could have access needs that may or may not be apparent. The following best practices can help ensure that all attendees are able to take part fully:

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Making Presentations an Inclusive Experience - 06-28-2018 Newsletter

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Investing in Tomorrow's Nonprofit Leaders - 06-22-2018 Newsletter

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Last Chance to Submit a Nomination!

Deadline to submit your nomination for National Philanthropy Day is this Friday, June 22!

Have you been thinking about all the phenomenal philanthropists you know and wondering which one(s) you should nominate for a 2018 National Philanthropy Day award?

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Forum Recap: Important Ideas and Ideals - 06-14-2018 Newsletter

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Networking - It gets a bad rap but is essential - 06-08-2018 Newsletter

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Tips for Promoting Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Last month, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access committee previewed the idea of moving from a mindset of “checking the diversity box” to embracing an organizational culture that values inclusion and equity. Easier said than done, right? 

It’s hard enough that every organization approaches this topic with a different perspective and history but add the fact that every person within an organization will have a different level of knowledge, comfort, and commitment to tackling these questions, and it’s clear why just checking a box is so tempting. 

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Ways to Create a Culture of Equity and Inclusion - 05-31-2018 Newsletter

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Why Attend the Forum?

Your next boss, hire or co-worker could be in the room.

May 29, 2018
Oh, I wanna be just like Vu!
I wanna talk like Vu
Walk like Vu
You'll see it's true
Boop-boop-bi-doo!


I'm singing the song above to the tune of The Jungle Book's endearing song, and I am all ramped-up to hear Vu Le at AFP Advancement Northwest 2018 Forum on Strategic Fundraising. Do you love hearing from exciting thought leaders? I do. Take a minute to watch this video from Vu. 





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Conversation with 2018 Professional Achievement Award Winner, Ray Li

Congratulations to Ray Li, the winner of this year’s Professional Achievement Award! Ray is not only a strong leader in the sector, but also the first person of color to receive the award. We sat down with Ray to talk about this and other thoughts he had about the sector.

Can you tell us about an early philanthropic experience that shaped you into who you are today?

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Connections and Representation Matter - 05/24/2018 Newsletter

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Congrats Ray Li, the 2018 Professional Achievement Award winner! - 05/18/2018 Newsletter

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Recognizing generosity in your community - 05/16/2018 Newsletter

Nominations for National Philanthropy Day are now open!

Generous actions happen every day in our local communities. Sometimes it is a small action, like a person picking up a dropped key and returning it to the owner. At other times, people or organizations choose to make a large investment to help solve a community need. 

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Learn How to Keep Great Employees at this Year's Forum

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Spring Training, It's not just for athletes - 05-04-2018 Newsletter

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The Importance of Talking About Diversity - 04-26-2018 Newsletter

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Fundraising's #MeToo Moment - 04-20-2018 Newsletter

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