AFP-WPA Fellows Program Creates Opportunities for Diverse Fundraising Professionals and Announces 2012 Diversity Fellows Program
Pittsburgh, PA – The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Western Pennsylvania Chapter (AFP-WPA) is delighted to announce a call for applicants for our 2012 Diversity Fellows Program. The Diversity Fellows Program is an outreach initiative of AFP-WPA which extends scholarship opportunities to minority and underrepresented populations for inclusion in the chapter’s membership.
AFP-WPA will select 2 Fellows for 2012, who will receive member benefits at 8% of the cost of a regular membership. Applicants must have substantial responsibility for fundraising in their organization with at least one year of experience. Fellows will receive: admission to monthly chapter programs, a seat at the 2012 National Philanthropy Day, and attendance at the AFP Emerging Philanthropy Conference. Fellows will be recognized in chapter publications and events, and will receive valuable training and professional development opportunities through AFP-WPA mentors, programs, and events.
The Diversity Fellows Program is intended to increase awareness of the mutual benefits of diversity and inclusion for Chapter members, offer guidance to underrepresented fundraising professionals in achieving their career objectives, and provide mentoring, networking and professional development opportunities to minority fundraising professionals. Jeff Lukacsena, diversity committee member guiding the selection process, stated, “The need for this program was evident through our review of current membership. It is critical for our organization to have representation across all ethnic and underrepresented backgrounds, and this program will help provide access to these populations.”
For more information about the 2012 Diversity Fellows Program and application information, visit the AFP-WPA website at www.afpwpa.org. Applications should be returned by November 10, 2011 to:
111 Jamison Lane
Monroeville, PA 15146
Cell: (412) 558-0229; Home: (412) 824-4709
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The mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is to enable people and organizations throughout the world to practice effective and ethical fundraising through education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy. They are committed to educating and encouraging its members and the nonprofit sector to better serve their respective communities.
Founded in 1960, The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents nearly 30,000 members in 213 chapters world-wide. AFP works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. AFP fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. More than 300 local fundraisers are members of the Western Pennsylvania chapter providing an opportunity to network with local colleagues.
Members meet often to build relationships and learn best practices from skilled nonprofit leaders. Educational opportunities include regular meetings, the Annual Education Conference, audio conferences, and review for Certified Fundraising Expert (CFRE) certification. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in fundraising or nonprofit management.
RACE by David Mamet (September 8 – October 1)
SPECIAL OFFER! $10 discount for friends of Western PA Diversity Initiative
Directed by: Andrew S. Paul
Starring: Alan Bomar Jones, John DeMita, Casiha Felt, and Michael Fuller
A high-voltage, incendiary drama that rips the cover off what is thought – but NEVER said – along the vicious path to justice! Race is set in the law offices of Jack Lawson, who is white, and his black partner Henry Brown. We meet them as they’re deciding whether to represent Charles Strickland, a wealthy white man accused of raping a black woman. When the new legal assistant gets involved, emotions bub- bling just under the surface EXPLODE!
Race may be the central theme, but Mamet is also interested in how differences – in color, gen- der, ethnicity and class – foster a lack of communication and breed resentment.
For more information visit http://www.picttheatre.org/
Use discount code: WPDI
discount valid for full-price adult tickets only. Not valid on previous purchases or with other offers.
Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat – 8 p.m. Sun – 2 p.m. Tues (9/13 & 9/27) – 7 p.m. Special 2 p.m. Sat. 10/1
Henry Heymann Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland
Panel Discussion on Race! October 1st at Noon – Henry Heymann Theatre – FREE
Featuring: Larry Davis, Director, Pitt Center on Race & Social Problems Larry Glasco, Associate Professor, History Department, Pitt Barbara Wolvovitz, Civil Rights Attorney
African-American Heritage Day Parade (Saturday, October 1, 2011)
11 AM ~ Rain or Shine
Please call call 412.392.0322 or click here for more information.
Free admission to the August Wilson Center for African-American Culture following the parade. Activities include: performances, activities for children, guided tours and vendors. For vendor opportunities contact the August Wilson Center.
Parade Route: Centre Avenue – Sixth Avenue – Liberty Avenue
Hispanic Heritage Month @ Savoy (October 4, 2011 at 6:00 PM)
Join PMAHCC and ALPFA in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in style at Savoy.
DJ Juan Diego will be playing Latin music all night.
Free Sangria when ticket is purchased in advance.
Free Appetizers from 6-8pm.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
A special thanks to our generous sponsors: Comcast and PNC Bank.
Go to http://www.showclix.com/event/HispanicHeritageMonth to order your tickets.
Empowering the “Forgotten Ones” Through System Change (October 5, 2011)
Empowering the “Forgotten Ones” Through System Change: A statewide, cross-disability conference looking at the challenges faced by immigrants and culturally diverse individuals.
We are happy to announce a special conference devoted to the challenge of serving immigrants, refugees, and culturally diverse individuals with disabilities in Pennsylvania. The conference will bring together disability advocates and professionals with leaders of underserved immigrant and minority communities to engage in a dialogue on best practices for achieving greater cultural and linguistic competence in the disability service and support system.
Temple University, Student Center (South)
1755 N 13th Street
(Between Cecil B. Moore Ave. & W. Montgomery)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
OUR FEATURED PRESENTERS INCLUDE:
Daphne Kwok is the Executive Director of Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) and Chair of President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The Commission was re-established in 2009 by President Obama as part of a White House Initiative to improve the lives of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities underserved by federal resources. As executive director of APIDC, Daphne Kwok works to give a face and voice to Asian Americans with disabilities. She has two decades of experience as a community leader at both the national and state levels. She previously served as executive director of the Organization of Chinese Americans, a national civil rights organization with more than 10,000 members. She was also the first-elected Chair of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans. Daphne is uniquely qualified to address the plight of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities.
TAWARA D. GOODE
Tawara Goode is nationally recognized as a thought leader in the area of cultural and linguistic competence. She is the Director of the National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University. She recently helped to develop a cultural competence self-assessment tool for disability organizations. Ms. Goode is a board member and chair of the Multicultural Committee of the Association of University Centers on Disability.
Rooshey Hasnain’s primary professional interest revolves around the lives, challenges and strengths of people with disabilities, especially those from refugee and immigrant backgrounds. She is currently Visiting Research Asst. Professor and Project Director at the Center for Capacity Building on Minorities with Disabilities Research at the University of Illinois. She is a national expert on cultural brokering models and has presented at workshops on this topic both in the U.S. and abroad.
Building Change a Convergence for Social Justice (October 13-15, 2011)
Senator John Heinz Regional History Center
What is it all about?
The first-ever gathering of people and organizations from across Southwestern Pennsylvania – community members and leaders, human services providers and small business owners, union members, grantmakers, filmmakers, artists, entertainers, media representatives, people from all backgrounds and interests – who share a common goal of advancing social justice and change in our region and world. A three-day, open attendance conference on social justice and change for the 10-county Southwestern Pennsylvania region.
Events include: workshops, training sessions, plenary sessions, a Keynote Address by renowned economist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke, panel discussions, the Building Change Film Festival, a Social Justice Arts Show, an Internship Fair, entertainment, Youth Leading Change event, and more.
Keynote Address by renowned economist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke will be Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 PM.
Example Workshop: Friday, October 14, 2011 (1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.)
Developing Your Organization’s Diversity Philosophy – Paul H. Hawkins
(Working Diversity, Inc.)
Every organization has a diversity philosophy. But few organizations know what it is, let alone how to improve it. In this workshop we will explore the compelling case for developing your organization’s diversity philosophy, and the amazing benefits that can come to you and your organization by doing so.
See below to register and to find out more!
Life Is Sweet Chef Showcase (Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:00pm – 10:00pm)
Society for Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Life is Sweet is Pittsburgh’s most highly anticipated and delectable new event. The Life is Sweet Chef Showcase is a signature Best Buddies International event that has had major success in Washington D.C., Dallas, Vegas, and Maui. This national event will debut in Pittsburgh on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Society for Contemporary Craft in the historical Strip District from 7pm-10pm (VIP exclusive happy hour is 6p-7pm).
Guests will be wined and dined by top Pittsburgh Chefs paired with a buddy during a memorable night of gourmet creations and friendship. The evening will include a spectacular silent auction and exclusive sweet and savory samplings that showcase the unique and diverse tastes of Pittsburgh. All proceeds benefit Best Buddies Pennsylvania. You can purchase tickets at www.bestbuddiespennsylvania.org/lis for $60 or VIP tickets for $75. VIP tickets will include an exclusive artist demonstration, private wine and cheese samplings, and a VIP gift bag.
Best Buddies Pennsylvania (BBPA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for social inclusion for people with Down’s Syndrome, Autism, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) with one-to-one friendship and leadership development programs in middle and high schools and colleges in Pennsylvania.
Visit www.bestbuddiespennsylvania.org/lis to purchase your tickets today!
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