Fundraising as a Person of Color in the Capital Region

When:  Aug 27, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  AFP NY, Hudson-Mohawk Chapter

Fundraising as a Person of Color in the Capital Region


Date: August 27, 2020


Time: 4 PM to 6 PM


Location: Zoom Meeting
Meeting link will be sent to registrants the week of the event. 


This 2-hour virtual networking session is for people of color who fundraise for a nonprofit organization, are looking to become a fundraiser, or solicit funds on behalf of a mission-related organization in the Capital Region. The program will share insights and experiences from leaders of color in the community and tools and resources on how to be successful. 

Join us for a frank conversation about our lived experiences as people of color who spend a great deal of our time pursuing contributions from white high-net-worth individuals or grants from white-led institutions.  A career in nonprofits and fundraising is not for the faint of heart. We are committed to our missions, dedicated to securing contributed revenue for our organizations, and invested in our professional development. 

This workshop is for:
Any nonprofit professional who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color and works in the Capital Region of New York. We also welcome those interested in becoming a fundraiser or who are serving in a volunteer capacity soliciting funds for a local organization or group. 
We kindly ask our non-BIPOC allies to respect this space and not join us for this program.


  • Carmen Duncan, Mission Accomplished Transition Services
  • Kirsten Hernandez, Center for Employment Opportunities
  • Amy Jones, Voix Noire
  • Kyla Schmidt, Mom Starts Here



  • Discuss with peers the effects of racism and bias while working to influence incremental change
  • Share ideas in an informal safe space with fellow fundraisers of color  
  • Discuss insights and resources to thrive in your nonprofit career  
  • Connect with peers on how to strike a professional-personal balance 


Online Instructions:
Login: Attendees will receive the Zoom meeting link the week of the event if they pre-register.


Jonathan Richardson