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Event Recap: AFP LEAD 2019 and AFP IDEA: Women’s Impact Summit

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In early October, the Association of Fundraising Professionals had a momentous (and educational!) weekend in Phoenix, Ariz.

On October 3, AFP LEAD took the stage to host emerging fundraisers and AFP chapter leaders for special pre-conference content. Hundreds more attendees joined those emerging fundraisers and AFP chapter leaders on October 4 as AFP LEAD officially kicked off, bringing key speakers forward to host impactful, emotional and beneficial sessions, focusing on growth and wellness, gearing attendees up to take their next steps as leaders within the sector.

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Melody Song, AFP International Committee member and IDEA chair for the AFP Calgary Chapter, creatively captured some of the most significant points from the AFP IDEA: Women’s Impact Summit in Phoenix, Ariz., held at the beginning of October. In her original illustration, Melody highlighted speakers and impactful words and quotes from the all-important, empowering event that addressed issues women face in fundraising.


While AFP LEAD came to a close on October 5, the energy and momentum was carried into the ever-important and inaugural AFP IDEA: Women’s Impact Summit. The culmination of work done by Tycely Williams, CFRE, Rachel Hutchisson and those dedicated to empowering women within the nonprofit sector, the Summit highlighted, discussed and advanced discussed key issues affecting women with presentations and speakers offering solutions, guidance and inspiration to change the narrative and advance gender equity.

A weekend filled with energy, emotion, education and passion, take a look at just a few of the highlights below, and read what people had to say on social media:

AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger kicks off AFP LEAD by addressing attendees.
AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger kicks off AFP LEAD by addressing attendees.

 

Zulia Hernandez, emerging fundraiser and University of Houston student, attends AFP LEAD for educational sessions geared toward professional growth and wellness.
Zulia Hernandez, emerging fundraiser and University of Houston student, attends AFP LEAD for education sessions geared toward professional growth and wellness.

 

AFP LEAD attendees close out an educational and exciting day at a reception.
AFP LEAD attendees close out an educational and exciting day at a reception.

 

1.	Ian Adair leads breakout sessions on Saturday, Oct. 5 discussing leading with empathy, and the importance of mental health support in the workplace.
Ian Adair leads breakout sessions on Saturday, Oct. 5 discussing leading with empathy, and the importance of mental health support in the workplace.

 

Tycely Williams, CFRE, chair for the AFP IDEA: Women’s Impact Summit, and Mpumi Nobiva, opening keynote speaker share a moment during the event.
Tycely Williams, CFRE, chair for the AFP IDEA: Women’s Impact Summit, and Mpumi Nobiva, opening keynote speaker share a moment during the event.

 

Keynote speaker Kim Churches speaks to attendees of the Women’s Impact Summit breakout sessions.
Keynote speaker Kim Churches speaks to attendees of the Women’s Impact Summit.

 

Closing keynote speaker Teresa Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, closes the ever-important Women’s Impact Summit with an emotional and inspirational speech.
Closing keynote speaker Teresa Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, closes the ever-important Women’s Impact Summit with an emotional and inspirational speech.

 

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Thank you to each and every one of our speakers, sponsors and attendees for not only attending the event and bringing such positive energy to Phoenix, but for committing yourselves to fundraising, empowerment and change.

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