This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Monterey Bay Chapter. $40-50, includes lunch
This event will consist of workshop by Vu Le on Nonprofit and Philanthropy’s Necessary Existential Crisis. Le is a nonprofit leader, blogger and speaker. Additionally, there will be a DEI panel consisting of Big Sur Land Trust’s Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis; Harmony at Home’s Jonathan Reyes-Carranza; Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Laurel Lee-Alexander & Hartnell College Foundation’s Jackie Cruz.
Our world is in crisis. Nonprofits and philanthropy provide vital services to the community. But lately, we’ve deluded ourselves into thinking we may be more effective than we actually are. It’s time for some serious reflection. Are we actually making the world better, or are we helping people become more complacent? Fundraising in particular needs to do some soul searching. Many of our grounding principles, such as the concept of “culture of philanthropy,” are not only useless, but harmful. It’s time for us to light the matches and burn some philosophies and practices down, and get engaged in a bolder model of fundraising that’s more aligned with equity and justice.
This event is presented by Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Monterey Bay, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, Hartnell College and the Hartnell College Foundation. Additional sponsors include the Arts Council for Monterey County; Monterey Peninsula Foundation; and the Natividad Foundation.