August 21, 2017 | Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series Part III. A Whole New World: A Panel Discussion

August 21, 2017
Mon 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

$70.00 - $95.00
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The importance of diversity and inclusion in our organizations and jobs, and how diversity influences the complex system of giving and capitalizes on opportunities while building a culture of inclusivity.


  • Jesse Miranda, D.Min

    For more than 55 years Dr. Miranda has served the Hispanic community in ministry as pastor, in education as a college professor and in ecclesial leadership positions. He served as the founding President of the Alianza de Ministerios Evangélicos Nacionales (AMEN), a multi-denominational association of Hispanic Protestant lay and clergy leaders in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. He was Co-Director of the Hispanic Churches in American Public Life research project funded by the Pew Charitable Trust for $2.1 million. Because of his knowledge regarding Hispanic culture he has been invited to consult with the last 5 U.S. Presidents and host the first Hispanic President Prayer Breakfast that takes place each Fall. He has written two books, The Christian Church in Ministry (International Correspondence Institute), which has been translated into ten languages) and Liderazgo y Amistad i.e. Leadership and Friendship (VIDA

  • Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE

    Mr. Brown is the former chairman of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)—an international professional fundraising organization with a membership of 33,000. He founded Docere Consulting, Inc. in 2003 to serve small to midsize nonprofit organizations wishing to operate more effectively and efficiently. Docere provides a full array of fundraising services. Prior positions held include the director of development, National Minority AIDS Council; vice president of development, National Academy of Public Administration, Washington, DC; vice president of University Advancement at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California; executive director of the National Kidney Foundation of Southeast Texas; president & CEO of the Prairie View A&M University Foundation and assistant dean of External Relations, College and Graduate School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. Brown is one of one of 106 senior professionals to receive the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) designation and is an AFP certified Master Trainer. He is a frequent lecturer and teacher, and he has conducted fundraising workshops throughout the United States, Canada, China and Europe. He has published a number of articles on fundraising and diversity.

  • JoAnne Yoshimoto, CFRE

    JoAnn began her not-for-profit career in 1977 and has served continuously as staff, board member, donor and/or consultant ever since. As a senior consultant with The Alford Group, JoAnn works with diverse client projects ranging from capital campaign design and counsel to fundraising plan development to interim staffing. JoAnn particularly enjoys providing customized services to meet an organization’s unique circumstances.

    Before joining The Alford Group, JoAnn worked as major gifts and planned giving officer, foundation executive director and capital campaign director. As a board member she has served a community land trust; regional museum of culture, art and history; resource for technical assistance to emerging nonprofits, and international bicycle transportation effort, as well as the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter/Advancement Northwest. The highlight of her service with the AFP Washington Chapter was her role as Vice President for Diversity.

  • Mary Anne Chern, FAHP, ACFRE

    Mary Anne has served as President of the Foundation at White Memorial Medical Center in East Los Angeles for 20 years. She is 1 of only 4 individuals to have achieved both of the top professional credentials in her field: the Fellows Certification from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and Advanced Certification from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

    Mary Anne is held in high regard by her peers, and in 2010 she was elected to serve as the International Chair of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. In 2006 she received the Milt Murray “Trailblazer in Adventist Philanthropy Award” sponsored by Philanthropic Service for Institutions (PSI) and the North American Division/Seventh-day Adventist Church, and in 2015 she received from AHP the highest award that her profession bestows, the Si Seymour award for “career excellence and outstanding leadership in healthcare philanthropy,” named after the first hospital fundraiser. She is a published author of numerous articles and a book.