2021 NPD Event & Awards Information

NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY 2021 IS BACK IN PERSON!

National Philanthropy Day
 in Eastern Iowa recognizes the people and organizations generous with their time and funding for the enrichment of our community, state and world. This year in Eastern Iowa, National Philanthropy Day will be recognized on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, and IN PERSON!

On this special day we not only honor those doing amazing work in philanthropy, but we are graced with a brilliant opportunity for education with the NPD Educational Sessions, hosted by Alexis Kanda-Olmstead. The morning two-hour educational session will kick off the amazing day, followed by the Awards Luncheon! Alexis will then close out the festivities with a one-hour afternoon educational session.
See below for all the details and ways to get involved!


NPD EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
2021 Speaker is Alexis Kanda-Olmstead


Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Schedule: 

8:45 A.M.: Check in & Networking

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

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


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


Educational Session Pricing 

EARLY BIRD PRICING (Now through September 30)   

Educational Sessions Only - AFP Member $35

Educational Sessions Only - Non Member $55

BUNDLE *Educational Sessions & Awards Luncheon - Member $55

BUNDLE *Educational Sessions & Awards Luncheon - Non Member $90

*Save $10 on the awards luncheon by bundling before October 1!

*Save $10 on Educational sessions by registering early!


STANDARD PRICING (Oct 1- Nov 16)

Educational Sessions Only - AFP Member $45

Educational Sessions Only - Non Member $65

BUNDLE *Educational Sessions & Awards Luncheon - Member $65

BUNDLE *Educational Sessions & Awards Luncheon - Non Member $100


*Avoid luncheon pricing increase on November 1 by bundling! Savings $5!
* These discounted registration fees are made possible by generous sponsors in our 

community.

* Please bring your development team, executive director, and board development committee.


Session Title/Description:

Morning Session: 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: 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.


About The Speaker

Alexis Kanda-Olmstead serves as the Director of Advancement Talent Management at Dartmouth College where she helps people maximize their potential to achieve organizational priorities. Her responsibilities include shaping the overarching strategy for talent management, coaching leaders and supervisors, and designing training and professional development programs for more than 250 staff.

During her 20+ years of experience in higher education, Alexis has delivered educational experiences to hundreds of staff and students, led award-winning diversity and inclusion initiatives, and started two talent management departments. She is the founder of the Amplify Women and Gender Initiative, a professional development program for women in Advancement, and AKO Collective, a women's leadership development company that offers training to women and girls. Alexis presents internationally on topics of inclusion and equity, including as a TEDx Speaker.


Alexis holds a bachelor's degree in organizational studies from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University, and a certificate in organization development from Colorado State University. She is a certified StrengthsQuest Educator and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner. 

 

Alexis is the recipient of the CASE D1 Gold and Silver awards for the Amplify Women and Gender Initiative and a CASE Circle of Excellence Bronze award for Diversity Programs. She is also the only person to receive the Margaret B. Hazaleus award twice for her work supporting women students and staff from the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at Colorado State University. 

Recent presentations include:

  • Breaking the Mold: Women’s Leadership in Fundraising (AFP Global)
  • Closing the Gender Confidence Gap (Academic Impressions)
  • Leadership as a Social Justice Strategy (CASE Strategic Talent Management Conference)
  • White Women Stepping Up for Racial Justice (AFP IDEA)
  • International Women’s Day Keynote (Faurecia)


For more information visit:

Website: https://alexiskanda-olmstead.com/about/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akocollective/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexiskanda-olmstead

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/akocollective/





NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY AWARDS LUNCHEON


Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Time: 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Location: Hotel at Kirkwood Center

7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


Awards are given to honor those making a difference through philanthropy at the AFP Eastern Iowa NPD Awards Luncheon, held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11:30 A.M.

Awards Luncheon Pricing  

* Early Bird pricing (BEST VALUE!) for luncheon ONLY available by bundling with educational session. Register now!
* These discounted registration fees are made possible by generous sponsors in our 
community.

* Please bring your development team, executive director, and board development committee by adding a “guest” during registration.


STANDARD PRICING (October 1 to October 31)

Luncheon Only -Member $30

Luncheon Only -Non Member $45

Luncheon & Educational Sessions - Member bundle $65

Luncheon & Educational Sessions - Non Member Bundle $100

LATE REGISTRATION (Nov 1- Nov 16) 

Luncheon Only -Member $35

Luncheon Only -Non Member $50

Luncheon & Educational Sessions - Member bundle $65

Luncheon & Educational Sessions - Non Member Bundle $100

 


2021 Awards Luncheon standard pricing registration will open October 1, along with the announcement of this year's honorees.
However, you can Register NOW by bundling with the Educational Sessions.




2021 NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY SPONSORS

AFP would like to thank our wonderful and generous 2021 sponsors. National Philanthropy Day activities, awards and events will be a success because of them.

"AFP is grateful for all of our National Philanthropy Day sponsors. Their commitment to uplifting philanthropic work in our community and honoring those who have created lasting change is very meaningful to our board and committee. We could not present this event without their support. Most importantly-- their support encourages and highlights philanthropy in all of its various forms." ~ Sarah Halbrook, NPD Committee Chair



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AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising
Arnold Olson Associate

St. Luke's Foundation
University of Iowa Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy Certificate
University of Iowa Larned Waterman
US Bank

Benson Hepker Design
Impact Photography
Community Foundation of Johnson County
MODE
The Flower Shop at Cedar Memorial
Van Meter