FREE Webinar


November 19, 2019

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Reservation Deadline: November 15, 2019

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Although the webinar is FREE, reservations are required.

View online from your desk! When you register, you will be sent a link to the webinar so that you can eat your lunch at your office and enjoy this education! Chatting will be available so you can share comments and questions with other attendees.

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Sponsored by

Greater Toledo Community Foundation

Our thanks to The Greater Toledo Community Foundation, whose generosity allows the AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter is able to provide this webinar FREE all interested nonprofit fundraising professionals, board members, and volunteers. Normally, AFP webinars would cost $79 for AFP members and $99 for non-members.


The Future of Philanthropy and Why Diversity Matters

Presented by Brenda Asare - President and CEO, Alford Group

Women GiveThe IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy released a new report called Women Give 2019: Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color. This report examines the giving patterns, priorities, and attitudes of America’s wealthiest households and, in particular, explores the intersection of race, gender and giving. In 2019, The Alford Group celebrates its 20th consecutive year as AFP’s diversity sponsor and partner. We will speak to the new report and context it with our history and first-hand knowledge/experience on this topic.

This topic is crucial to the sustainability of our industry/sector. Demographics are changing and we must change with the times. Participants can expect to learn:

  • The findings from a new body of research exploring race, gender and giving
  • Insights into how to further diversity the nonprofit sector and philanthropic donor base

About the Speaker

Brenda AsareBrenda Asare is President & CEO of The Alford Group. She has is repsonsible for assisting clients in taking their organizations to the next level by building their capacity, strengthening their boards, creating donor-centered relationships, and elevating the culture of generosity to support bold visions to impact communities in more meaningful ways. She has partnered with clients to raise over $2 billion to create game-changing results to fuel their visions.

Brenda brings over 25 years of not-for-profit management and resource development experience. Prior to joining The Alford Group, she was Chief Development Officer with the American Red Cross in Chicago where she spearheaded a $13 million campaign to build the country’s first Disaster Operations Center. She also headed up various disaster fundraising efforts raising over $100 million. There she recruited and mentored talented development professionals who have gone on to work as leaders in the nonprofit sector.

She is a frequent speaker on Principal and Major Gifts development and Board Governance. Workshop attendees enjoy her sense of humor and the way she creatively makes topics come to life. Her passion lies in ensuring brighter futures for children in need of positive influences and access to opportunities so they have a springboard to succeed. Brenda is active in her church and on the boards of The Children’s Place and the African American Legacy Fund.







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