Professional Development & Networking Breakfast Meeting

August 28, 2019


  • 8:00 - 8:30 am ... Networking
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am ... Program

Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center - 1225 Broadway, Toledo OH


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Registration/Cancellation Deadline:
August 23, 2019


  • On or Before August 23:
    $18 members of AFP or TAPPP
    $25 non-members
  • After August 23:
    $23 members
    $30 non-members
  • If this is your FIRST meeting:
    No charge

Approved for 1.0 CFRE credits; documentation.



Payment & Refund Policy

The AFPNWO Chapter accepts credit card payments only, and all payments must be received in advance. If you do not pay by the registration deadline, you will be charged the additional $5.00 late fee. If you make a reservation, you are responsible for the fee even if you do not attend. Cancellations must be received by the posted reservation deadline to be eligible for a refund or non-payment.





Diverse Communications: Building Trust in Fundraising Teams

Presented by Dr. Shanda Gore, Vice President for Institutional Innovation and Economic Development, Union Institute & University, and Taylor Burciaga, Executive Director, Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center

How do you create an atmosphere of dignity and respect within your team and when working with donors? You start with common ground, building trust, and celebrating how our differences make us stronger.

Shanda and Taylor will explore how you get there through ....

  • Defining a trust culture
  • Finding a common ground
  • Explore dimensions of diversity
  • Recognizing and overcoming barriers to communications and trust


About the Presenters

Dr. Shanda GoreAs Vice President for Institutional Innovation and Economic Development for Union Institute & University, Dr. Shanda Gore provides leadership to develop long-term revenue strategies for enrollment growth, new market access, and targeted funding sources supporting the university’s national reach and network. She leads marketing to create targeted and effective strategies and activities, collaborating with regional recruiting efforts to establish partnerships with public and private institutions and organizations.

Previously, she served as Associate Vice President at The University of Toledo. She is also the CEO & Chief Diversity Officer for Mays & Associates, Ltd., working with clients to create strategic diversity and inclusion plans specifically focused on recruitment and retention of employees and customers.

Dr. Gore earned her Ed.D. in Leadership and Policy, Diversity, from Bowling Green State University.



Taylor BurciagaTaylor Burciaga has been part of the nonprofit community for more than 12 years, working at Viva South CDC, the Maumee Chamber of Commerce, the Valentine Theater & Toledo Cultural Arts Center, and currently the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center (SQACC) as Executive Director. Over the past 3 years, she has worked to grow the Old South End’s support and collaboration with SQACC while marketing to new areas in order to celebrate Latino culture and educate individuals of all backgrounds about its rich history.  In addition to her nonprofit background, her previous career experience included Event Planning, ranging from social to business events. Prior to joining the SQACC team, she was the Executive Director of the Maumee Chamber of Commerce.

Taylor grew up in the Old South End, attended Bowling Green State University, and ultimately decided to stay in the Toledo area to continue her career in community involvement. The Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center focuses its programming efforts on education and celebration of the Latino culture. The Center strives to provide opportunities in art, pottery, dance, cooking, gardening, and more in order to give back to the people of the Old South End and surrounding Toledo area.

Taylor believes that serving in the nonprofit industry has its challenges, but that it can also be extremely rewarding. It is much more than a job--it’s a lifestyle.

Taylor currently serves on the Board of the Toledo Land Bank as well as the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Northwest Ohio.










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