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.

9:30 am: Breakfast and mingling
10:00 am: Introductions and icebreaking activities
10:30 am: Vu's remarks on the state of the sector
11:00 am: Group activity: Imagining the future (drawing the front page of the newspaper set 10 years in the future)
11:40 am: Group share outs
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm: Deep dive into Community Centric Fundraising (intro to CCF, success stories, group work brainstorming actions, report out)
2:00 pm: Break
2:15 pm: Barriers to implementation, small group discussion
2:45 pm: Metro Detroit community panel on challenges our area leaders are specifically facing trying to implement CCS
3:20 pm: Wrap-up remarks
3:30 pm: End - more time for networking until 4:00

AFP Members: $200
Non-Members: $250

We recognize this price may be exclusionary for some individuals, and we want to ensure this program is accessible to all. If you need to register at a different price point, please email event manager, Elsea Burrows at and we will work with you on adjustments.

Thank you to our Hosting Sponsor:

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Thank you to our Speaker Sponsor:Kellogg Foundation logo


Lorenzo Cultural Center
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038