Education Session: Fundraising is Organizing!

When:  Feb 14, 2023 from 08:30 AM to 10:00 AM (CT)
Associated with  AFP MN, Minnesota Chapter

Session Details
AFP Minnesota is excited to co-present this education session with the Minnesota chapter of Community Centric Fundraising (CCF). During this session, our speakers will offer insights and training about donor organizing and relational fundraising. These practices prioritize relationships over financial transactions and invite donors to be in long-term relationships with organizations and their people.

M_Delorie_Headshot.jpgMary Delorié, Director of Individual Giving, Headwaters Foundation for Justice
As the Director of Individual Giving at Headwaters Foundation for Justice Mary inspires individuals and households to make meaningful gifts that make community-led grantmaking possible. Her responsibilities include developing appeals that motivate donors to fuel movement organizers across Minnesota, and managing an extremely conscientious and fun team in the process. Mary also creates opportunities that engage HFJ volunteers to be donor organizing ambassadors. Prior to working at HFJ she was the Director of Development at AchieveMpls (now Achieve Twin Cities) and The Cedar Cultural Center. She has a 20+ year history in serving mission-oriented nonprofits. Mary is a bi-racial Midwestern island-girl with creole roots in the Seychelles Islands. Extra-curricular activities include BIPOC-guided theater experiences, digesting novels with her book club, walking/skiing in her nearby park in North Minneapolis, and chasing around her 3-year-old toddler. She is always plotting a next international trip to visit family abroad.

Aimee_Vue_r1_02A_0472.jpgAimee Vue, Director of Innovation, Youthprise
Aimee Vue is unabashedly from Minnesota. She has a deep passion for all things dairy, a strong aversion for unnecessary niceties, and believes that we do better when we all do better. With roots in Minnesota, she comes from a family of educators and community organizers and is dedicated to finding the social impact through-line in everything she does. Aimee is Youthprise's Director of Innovation with expertise in design thinking, innovative youth engagement practices, and youth philanthropy. Aimee leads design thinking sessions, focus groups, and presentations for organizations, companies, and clients to implement youth engagement practices into their processes and policies with a racial equity lens. She has worked on projects with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hennepin County, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and 3M Foundation. Aimee is also the President of the Brown Club of Minnesota, served as a board member for the Southeast Community Organization, was a Nexus Community Partnership Boards and Commissions Leadership Initiative Fellow, and was part of the 7th Cohort of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice’s Giving Project. Aimee lives in downtown St. Paul, MN with her partner, Ethan, and their lovely cat, Theodosia. She is an aspiring French chef, weekend kayaker, and the most New England-ish Minnesotan you’ll meet.

Unny_Nambudiripad.jpgUnny Nambudiripad, Fundraiser, Sky Without Limits Cooperative (a project of Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia)

Duaba Unera, Donor Organizer, Wild Path Collective

Nancy_Vue_Tran.jpgNancy Vue Tran, Director of Development, Minnesota Freedom Fund

Registration Details
This event will be virtual. To be accessible to each member of our fundraising community, we’re offering you the option to pay-what-you-can. Your payment helps us honor our speakers time and expertise with a stipend and cover the costs of technology and technical support for promotion, registration, and the session. The average cost per person is about $30. If you would like to assist with covering the cost of the session for another individual, you can enter your payment under the donation section.