One of the primary roles of a fundraiser is to connect community resources to community need. Although we’ve connected the two in some ways, a schism persists when we “other” those in need and glorify the ones who have the resources. The objective of this webinar is to focus on fundraising for the collective community allowing a respectful unification and recognition that we fundraise for us, not them.
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 of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Minnesota Chapter and is a member of the Global Board of Directors for AFP. 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.