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AFP Townhall on Anti-Racism, Inclusion and Fundraising

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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

    Michelle T. Edgerton is founder and principal of The Edgerton Group LLC. She previously served as chief advancement officer of Northside Achievement Zone, chief advancement officer at The Family Partnership, the director of development at Twin Cities RISE!, the development officer in major/planned giving at the Courage Center, the regional director for Legacy Management Group, and as the director of events and special projects at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. She is president-elect of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Minnesota Chapter. Michelle holds a master of arts degree in leadership from Augsburg College and a bachelor of arts degree in religion from Wake Forest University.

  • Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, AdvDip, FAFP

    People describe Simone as a truth teller, provocative, inspirational, and thoughtful. In January 2020, Simone began her 33rd year as a consultant specializing in fund development, governance, management, and strategic planning. Prior to starting her consulting practice, Simone served as executive director and then as a chief development officer. She speaks worldwide and has been simul-translated into several languages. She also served as faculty in a university masters program in philanthropy and development. As a volunteer, Simone has founded two nonprofits and regularly serves on boards. She’s a former chair of CFRE International, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England – and she’s a board member of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy in the U.K. Simone has written 3 books and contributed to multiple others. She blogs as Simone Uncensored. www.simonejoyaux.com. spjoyaux@aol.com.

  • Ken Miller

    Ken Miller is the president and founder of Denali Fundraising Consultants, a nonprofit fundraising and management consulting company located in Anchorage, Alaska. Ken originally moved to Alaska in 1975 and attended Bartlett High School graduating in 1980. He then attended and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1984. After a long career in sales and management in the lower 48 he returned to Alaska in 2009.  Ken began working in the field of nonprofit fundraising and development in 2010 and was the director of development for local Anchorage nonprofit Bean's Café for four years before starting Denali Fundraising Consultants in 2014. Ken was awarded his Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2016 and in 2017 was a member of the of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Intl. board of directors. In 2019 he is the former past-president of AFP Alaska Chapter and a member of the Committee on Directorship for AFP Global.

  • Kishshana Palmer, CFRE

    Kishshana Palmer is a national speaker, trainer, and coach with a 17 year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. She’s a supernova on any stage and platforms 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 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.

June 15, 2020
Mon 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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