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Peer to Peer Encounters: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Fundraising Field
August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until August 29, 2018
Few things are more important to a nonprofit’s success than the strength and effectiveness of its development professionals. The work of the fundraiser makes possible the work and impact of the organization. But development professionals do more than raise funds, they are vital ambassadors in the community for the organization’s work – often acting as the face of the organization in a myriad of contexts and settings.
In a region as culturally and racially diverse as San Diego County, how are we inspiring a diverse rising generation of fundraisers? How must the field respond to ensure that development professionals reflect the diversity of the region and all communities served by our sector? Why is this important to our success and community impact and how can we create the spaces and tools to nurture fundraisers of color and diverse philanthropy and leadership teams? These questions and more will be explored in a unique peer-to-peer encounter on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Fundraising Field. This facilitated conversation will share the latest developments on growing diversity in philanthropy and provide an opportunity for fundraisers to discuss and share their experience and aspirations for the future of the profession.
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Monday, August 27 / 3:00 – 4:30pm
National University South Bay Campus: 660 Bay Blvd, #110, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Wednesday, August 29 / 12:00 – 1:30pm
National University Torrey Pines/Sanford Education Center: 11355 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
Facilitator: Michelle Jaramillo, Communications & Narrative Change Consultant
Michelle Jaramillo works with a diversity of clients to help organizations use the power of story, paired with research and evidenced-based messaging, to move people’s hearts and minds around issues that impact all of us. Previously, Michelle served as Director of Communications and Narrative Strategy for Partners for Progress, a nonprofit working to strengthen democracy in San Diego County. Prior to that she served as Community Impact Director for The San Diego Foundation, where she developed and managed systems-change strategies to address the needs of the region. She has also served as Communications Director of the San Diego Housing Federation, and as Director of Communications and Programs for the U.S. – Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership. Michelle is a co-founder and past chair of the Latina Giving Circle of San Diego, a co-founder and chair of the San Diego Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, a 2014 graduate of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality Leadership Institute and The Funders Network 2016 PLACES Fellow. She has B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at the University of San Diego.