In recent years, a BIPOC-led group of fundraisers in Seattle established Community-Centric Fundraising, a movement to advance fundraising toward social and economic justice. The movement, which has gained increased attention, invites the nonprofit sector to examine its established fundraising conventions — including the prevailing practice of ‘donor-centric fundraising’ — and aspire toward a more equitable model, as defined by 10 CCF Principles.The goal of this session for attendees to learn more about how we can raise money while serving our community and aligning with AFP’s IDEA priorities.
Presenter: Michelle T. Edgerton, MA
After more than 15 years of working in various organizations as a professional fundraising, marketing and communications senior executive, Michelle Edgerton founded The Edgerton Group – an innovative, strategic fundraising and organizational development consulting firm. Michelle’s strength is building strong, successful fundraising programs and helping organizations obtain greater clarity and mission alignment through strategic investments. Michelle is also a sought-after speaker and presenter. She has facilitated tough conversations with fortitude and grace. Michelle is the President Elect and Treasurer of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Minnesota Chapter. She also serves on the board of directors for other community organizations. Michelle holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Augsburg University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Wake Forest University. Currently, Michelle is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. She and her husband, David Edgerton Jr, have two sons and a daughter.