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Austin Luncheons  

We require 24 hour advance notice for all cancellations.  Failure to give advanced notice will be invoiced.  Please contact if you need to cancel. 

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The University of Texas Club - Presidents Room (6th Floor)

2108 Robert Dedman Drive

Austin, TX 78712 


11:30am - 1:00pm

The luncheons will continue to be a plated style lunch.  If you have special dietary needs, such as gluten free, please email at least 1 week prior to the event.

Hiring and Retaining Diverse Fundraising Staff
Thursday, May 9, 2019


K. Palmer

Learn about how to recruit, hire and retain diverse fundraising staff members to craft a dynamic team and create high impact for your organization at the May meeting of the Greater Austin Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Thursday, May 9th at 11:30am at the UT Club.

Our featured speaker will be Kishshana Palmer, CFRE --  a nationally known coach, educator, and self-described “recovering fundraiser.” Pulling from her background in human resources, management and fundraising, Kishshana will share the secrets to reaching and including fundraisers from diverse backgrounds who can bring to the table new perspectives and help your organization catapult its fundraising goals and impact.

Kishshana works with organizations and social good professionals to help them lead well and live well. Find out more at

Kishshana Palmer, CFRE, Founder and CEO, Kishshana & Co.

Click here to register.

Upcoming Luncheons

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Past Luncheons

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Keeping Audiences Engaged is a Work of Art

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Planned Giving: It's not Rocket Science

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - The Next Generation of Giving

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Snoop Dreams: The Expression of Personality in Everyday Contexts

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Research that Grows Women's Philanthropy

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - The Impact of Tax Reform, Advocacy, and Other Issues in 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Success Secrets of the Intentional Networker: Strategies for Attracting & Building Valuable Connections with Greater Purpose, Polish & Passion 

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - The Psychology of Giving

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