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An Indispensable Resource for Nonprofit Leaders and Fundraisers

Diversity and Philanthropy coverAt a time when nonprofit leaders find themselves in an increasingly diverse philanthropic environment, understanding how to harness the power of cultural diversity is essential. This highly anticipated resource is grounded in Lilya Wagner’s many years as a fundraising professional, trainer, and consultant, as well as her extensive global and multicultural experience.

 

Featured Collaborating author

 

Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, President, Docere Consulting, Inc.

Mr. Brown is the former chairman of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)—an international professional fundraising organization with a membership of 30,000. He founded Docere Consulting, Inc. in 2003 to serve small to midsize nonprofit organizations wishing to operate more effectively and efficiently. Prior positions held include the director of development, National Minority AIDS Council; vice president of development, National Academy of Public Administration, Washington, DC; vice president of University Advancement at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California; executive director of the National Kidney Foundation of Southeast Texas; president and CEO of the Prairie View A&M University Foundation and assistant dean of External Relations, College and Graduate School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. Brown is one of one of 106 senior professionals to receive the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) designation and is an AFP certified Master Trainer. He is a frequent lecturer and teacher, and he has conducted fundraising workshops throughout the United States, Canada, China and Europe. He has published a number of articles on fundraising and diversity.

Highlights of the book:

 

  • Information and insights about specific population groups and their cultures, traditions, and practices in North America that affect and influence philanthropy.
  • Examples from countries of origin.
  • Real-life examples and sidebars from representatives of those cultures.
  • Input by professionals and practitioners from diverse populations and countries of origin.
  • Suggestions for the culturally-proficient professional, particularly in fundraising.

About the author

 

Lilya WagnerLilya Wagner’s personal and professional experience brings together knowledge of culture, diversity and generosity and places it into practical perspectives. As a frequent speaker, trainer, and educator, she has made culture and philanthropy an area of expertise over time, and has written numerous articles and book chapters on various aspects of the topic. Her network of global professionals, developed through North American and international work, enhances the significance of this volume. Her continuing affiliation with a great many nonprofits and educational institutions, plus her consulting role bring a fine balance of sources of information compiled into one practical volume for the culturally-proficient professional.

 

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