Diversity and Inclusion in the Development Office featuring Cecile Keith Brown

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The Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the
Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
with support from The Columbus Foundation


Two programs on Diversity and Inclusion in the Development Office

Featuring Cecile Keith Brown


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

10:30AM – 1:30PM

Location: The King Arts Complex

867 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215


Pre-Lunch Program  10:30AM – 11:30AM

Lunch Program   Noon-1:30PM

Recruiting and Building a Culture of Inclusion

The Differential in Difference

A working session on the opportunities and challenges of finding and retaining diverse donors, board members,
and staff. 

Specially designed for Presidents, CEOs, Board Members,
and Executive Directors, this honest discussion will allow leadership to  gain specific tools to assist in building
an inclusive team.

The challenges and benefits of effectively addressing your constituency and impacting your institution’s comprehensive community by recruiting and retaining diverse board members, donors, and staff.   Through her decades of executive leadership experiences with major educational and cultural organizations and research, Cecile will outline how building a diverse internal and external team can help an organization reach your fundraising goals in the 21st Century.


Featured Presenter

Cecile is the founder and principal of the philanthropic advising firm Meaningful Giving.  She has more than 20 years of experience working with donors, volunteer leaders and grant making institutions as a non-profit executive.  She is a highly accomplished, knowledgeable philanthropy professional with extensive experience working with individuals and family foundations.  She has in-depth knowledge of charitable giving strategies, planned giving vehicles, estate planning, facilitating gifts and grants from donors to the non-profit institution of their choice.  She has held executive leadership positions with the University of Michigan, Chicago Children’s Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Wayne State University.   Cecile has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, a graduate degree from the California Institute of the Arts and certificate from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Management Institute.


Cecile is the author of the soon to be published ebook:

Being Good at Doing Good:

Best Practices and Strategies of Highly Effective Philanthropists


Registration Fees:

$20 for AFP Members

$40 for Guests



RSVP Deadline is Thursday, September 11 at Noon

AFP is not able to accommodate late RSVPs or walk-ins