AFP GDC Vu Le Workshop

When:  Jun 13, 2024 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM (ET)

Nonprofits are amazing and are doing incredible work. At the same time, there are lots of areas for us to improve on. In particular, the way we do fundraising. It's time to reimagine what our sector could look like. During this engaging and interactive 6-hour session, which will include lunch, Vu Le of will lead conversations on how our sector is evolving.
The first half of the day will focus on the overarching view of our field. We will examine philosophies and practices that may be holding us back, including boards, philanthropy, our relationship with for-profits, and our own bad habits. The second half of the day will dive into Community-Centric Fundraising: what is it, why is it needed, what actions can we each take. Be prepared to laugh, be challenged, and feel validated. Space is limited.
Vu Le photoVu Le is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the former Executive Director of RVC. (more about Vu Le)

  • Attendees have a better understanding of the overarching challenges facing our sector.
  • Attendees increase knowledge in history and principles of CCF and the actions aligned with CCF.
  • Attendees leave with concrete action items to implement at their organization.
  • Attendees feel more connected to their colleagues and their work.

9:00 AM | Breakfast and Mingling
9:55 AM | Sponsor Remarks

    • Macomb Community College Foundation | Diane Banks · Director
    • DTE Foundation | Rodney Cole · President

10:00 AM | Introductions and Icebreaker

    • Vu Le Introduction | Becky Harris · Philanthropy Director, Foundations & Corporations · Eversight

10:30 AM | State of the Sector
11:00 AM | Group Activity: Imagining the future
11:40 AM | Group share outs
12:00 PM | Lunch
12:30 PM | Deep dive into Community Centric Fundraising
 2:00 PM | Break & Snack
 2:15 PM | Barriers to Implementation
 2:45 PM | Metro Detroit Panel: Challenges area leaders face implementing CCF


  • MiVida Burrus, MBA | Senior Director of Development · Avalon Healing Center


  • Regina Sharma | Director of Development · Detroit Justice Center
  • Heather Mourer | Director of Donor Experience · Wayne State University
  • Douglas Manigault III, CFRE | Development Director · Corner Health Center

3:30 PM | Closing Remarks
3:40 PM | Continued Networking
4:00 PM | Event End



CFRE CE logoApproved for 4.75 CFRE continuing education credits.

Thank you to our Hosting Sponsor:

Macomb Community College logo


Thank you to our Speaker Sponsor:Kellogg Foundation logo 

Thank you to our Breakfast Sponsor:

DTE Foundation logo

Thank you to our Marketing Sponsor:

WHO Marketing logo


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