National Philanthropy Day - Educational Session presented by Alexis Kanda-0lmstead

When:  Nov 16, 2021 from 09:15 AM to 02:15 PM (CT)
Associated with  AFP IA, Eastern Chapter
NPD welcomes Alexis Kanda-Olmstead to host 3 hours of riveting educational sessions in person this year at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center on November 16. Morning Session (9:15 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.): Stepping Up for Racial Justice and Afternoon Session (1:15 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.): Breaking the Mold: Women’s Leadership in Fundraising

Join your fellow nonprofit professionals for a day of inspiring and thought-provoking education with Alexis Kanda-Olmtead, Director of Advancement Talent Management at Darmouth College and founder of AKO Collective.

As a bonus for those who register before October, you will have the exclusive opportunity to register for the Awards Luncheon at a discounted price. Choose to bundle the educational session and luncheon during registration. This will save you $10!




Morning Session (9:15 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.): Stepping Up for Racial Justice

The call for racial equity is causing many of us to reconsider everything we thought to be true, including the role of private philanthropy in society. According to Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth, philanthropy often reinforces systems of power and oppression. From funding priorities to Board membership, philanthropic organizations make choices that can either help or harm the communities they serve. In this session, participants will explore diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to philanthropy; learn practices that can be adopted by their organizations; and leave with a personalized action plan.

Afternoon Session (1:15 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.): Breaking the Mold: Women’s Leadership in Fundraising

Are you leadership material? The answer depends in large part on your identities. Traditional mind models about leaders and leadership skew towards masculinity and other privileged identities, resulting in barriers that hold women back. In this workshop, participants will explore the unconscious biases we have about leaders and re-conceptualize leadership so that it works for, not against, people whose identities do not fit the traditional leadership mold. The workshop includes hands-on skill development for current and future women leaders as well as male allies.

Location

Hotel at Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Contact

Mary Beth Kunz Keel

afpeasterniowachapter@gmail.com