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  • Marco A. Corona

    Marco A. Corona is the Chief Development Officer at One80 Place, which ends and prevents homelessness in South Carolina. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, attending UCLA before embarking on a career in non-profits. While in California, he worked for Best Buddies International and the Level Playing Field Institute as well as The Jamestown Community Center, where he was the Director of Development for five years. In addition, he is a graduate of Leadership Charleston (class of 2017), Immediate Past President of the AFP SC Lowcountry Chapter, and the current Inclusion Diversity Equity Access (IDEA) Chair for AFP Global. Marco has lived in Charleston since 2013 with his wife and daughter.

  • 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.

  • Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, AdvDip, FAFP

    In 2020, Simone began her 33rd year as a fulltime consultant - specializing in governance, fundraising. strategic planning, and management. She works with all types and sizes of nonprofits - focused on building organizational capacity to do stuff better. She presents at conferences all over the world, both pre- and post- Covid. She has written three books and contributed to multiple others.

    You can visit her website, for lots of free articles and resource materials that you can download and use. And if you want some "kicking butt," subscribe to Simone Uncensored, her blog archived on her website.

  • Ken Miller, CFRE

    Ken Miller, CFRE is the president of Denali Fundraising Consultants, a nonprofit fundraising consultancy. Ken earned his Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2016 and received his AFP Master Trainer certificate in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy by the AFP Alaska Chapter. Ken is presently a member of the of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Global board of directors and is also past president of AFP Alaska Chapter.

  • Kishshana Palmer, CFRE

    Kishshana Palmer is an international speaker, trainer, and coach with an 18-year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. She’s a supernova on any stage and platform due to her charismatic and candid delivery. It doesn’t matter if she’s speaking about philanthropy, living your most authentic life, or diversity, the energy she brings to the stage is always entertaining and edifying.
    Kishshana is the founder of The Rooted Collaborative -- a global online community for Women of Color in Fundraising. She's the author of "Hey, I'm New Here", the host of the podcast Take it Offline, an adjunct professor at Baruch College, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT), and an AFP Master Trainer. When an organization wants to grow, find and retain people on their team, raise money, and more she is the philanthropic fairy godmother they have on speed dial. Her work isn’t limited to organizations, she also coaches social good professionals.
    Kishshana is a NYC girl and mother of one wonderful teenage daughter. Kishshana is the epitome of your classic 90's Queens homegirl and quintessential corner office executive. She is your daily dose of Claire Huxtable with a side of Blanche Devereaux.

June 15, 2020
Mon 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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