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AFP Austin July 2023 Virtual Chapter Meeting
Thursday, July 20, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
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AFP Austin July 2023 Chapter Meeting – it’s virtual!

July 20, 2023

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

$10 for members and non-members

Fundraisers! Let's Chat About Promoting Equity in a Time of Uncertainty
Facilitated by Michelle Flores Vryn, CFRE, Chief Development Officer, One Star Foundation

Are you trying to navigate power dynamics and getting stuck when you bring up equity in your nonprofit? Join us for a dynamic, facilitated conversation about Community Centric Fundraising (CCF).  It is a movement that embeds equity and social justice in fundraising. It also empowers the fundraiser to examine their own power. Grounded in 10 principles, the CCF movement provides a framework to re-examine many donor-centric practices.

What does it look like for fundraisers to meaningfully engage with the values of CCF, particularly in times of scarcity and uncertainty? We will discuss how to approach this as well as real-world examples of how nonprofits have shifted their work to be more CCF-aligned.


(1)   Understand: the background and potential solutions to the challenges of the traditional donor-centric design.

(2)   Acknowledge: The impact of traditional system designs on populations with the least resources.

(3)   Reconcile: Better identify with the drivers and reflections needed to reimagine and build more equitable resource building strategies.

We’ll not only discuss these principles but also include time for small group conversations for those who would like to participate.

This meeting will take place virtually. Register for the Zoom session using the link on the confirmation page!


About Michelle:

Michelle Flores Vryn, CFRE has 15 years of nonprofit experience, raising funds for climate change and biodiversity, education, and disaster resilience. Her work includes institutional giving, capital campaigns, special events, and annual giving. Before joining OneStar as the Chief Development Officer, she worked in international fundraising. Michelle sees herself as a lifelong learner, disruptor, and cross-sectoral community builder. As a first generation college student, Michelle is passionate about supporting and mentoring Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) nonprofit professionals and creating better workplace cultures where they can thrive. She is a believer in the power of connected social change enthusiasts and enjoys having conversations with them on LinkedIn. Michelle is a proud board member of Mission Capital and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Global. 



*This session has been approved for 1 point of CFRE Credit* 

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