Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle, NC Chapter

2017 Education Breakfast Series

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Time: 8:15 am – 10:00 am
Location: Hilton Garden Inn (RTP)
4620 South Miami Blvd
Durham, NC 27703

Cost: $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers (breakfast included)




Our Education Breakfast Series for 2017 will continue to provide interesting and helpful topics that will help advance you and your organization. Actual event information will be updated as we confirm our presenters. Upcoming events are listed below. Check back soon for topics and presenter information.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 – Conscious Fundraising with Clarenda Stanley-Anderson, M.Ed., CFRE
Principal Gifts Officer for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Worldwide

Having overcome many challenges in her life and career, Clarenda will share how applying the principles of “conscious fundraising” can aid in raising more money, attracting more donors, and advancing your own philanthropic career. Money is, of course, a key part of the philanthropic equation, but a more expanded vision allows one to approach fundraising as a transformational relationship entered into for the benefit of all beings – including the person who chooses to give and the conduits (you) of their gifts.

Clarenda Stanley-Anderson, M.Ed., CFRE
has helped nonprofits raise more than $56 million over her noteworthy career, inspiring volunteers and professionals to implement innovative fundraising and marketing strategies that advance the mission, vision and values of causes addressing society’s most pressing problems. A firm practitioner and proponent of donor-centered and relationship-focused approaches, Clarenda brings an entrepreneurial, fresh, “conscious” perspective to the profession. Specializing in working with high wealth donors and diverse constituencies, Clarenda recently became the first African-American principal gifts officer for The Nature Conservancy’s(TNC) worldwide office. Founded in 1951, TNC is the world’s leading conservation organization protecting land and water in more than 70 countries and in every state.

Prior to this position, Clarenda served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Shaw University where she successfully led the transformation of the institution’s development and marketing programs of the oldest Historically Black University in the South. Her efforts resulted in a 70% increase in private support and a record amount raised during the University’s 150th Anniversary Gala, the largest and most successful fundraising event in the university’s history.

An avid volunteer, Clarenda currently serves on the board of directors for VAE Raleigh, on the board of advisors for the Alexander YMCA; on the Town of Cary Cultural Arts Committee, and on AFP-HQ’s Marketing, Awards and Communications (MAC)  and Diversity and Inclusion Committees.

Thursday, November 2, 2017