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The Third Annual IDEA Forum: Racial Capitalism — Investigating Bias at the Heart of Fund Raising
Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired
1155 Market Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
Thursday, July 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM PST
Category: Forum

Racial Capitalism — Investigating Bias at the Heart of Fund Raising

Racial capitalism is defined as the process of deriving social and economic value from racial identity. We invite you to engage in a facilitated exchange of ideas between peers and experts on the role of fundraisers in promoting racial and economic equity. Our goal is to move this conversation forward — with donors and colleagues alike — by offering tools for self-reflection and strategies for change.

About Our Special Guests

AFP Golden Gate IDEA Forum, July 25, 2019

Simone McGurl, Facilitator, is the Chief of staff at the Trust for Public Land. She is a strategist and facilitator working at the intersection of community, design, and the environment. Her practice as a community organizer, non-profit fundraiser, and social enterprise advisor has provided a platform for leadership in a diverse range of social enterprises.

Steve Lew, Panelist, is a Project Director at CompassPoint. He helps positional and emerging leaders increase their effectiveness in fundraising, governance, leadership, strategy, and multicultural group development. Steve brings over 18 years of training and consulting experience to each of his projects, along with a decade of hands-on experience in managing nonprofits.

danielle marilyn west (she/her or any non-binary pronouns), Panelist, is the Development Director at Resource Generation and a Midwestern, multigenerational Ohio settler, buffer-class queer white woman of trans experience. Passionate about people power, danielle grounds her work in development and resource redistribution as part of the legacy and tradition of struggle for abolition, reparations, and liberation. Her organizing work has focused on expanding marginalized communities' capacity for survival and resistance while also recruiting and politicizing privileged communities to build solidarity.

Nolan Pack, Panelist, is the Development Director at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. With roots in activist spaces and coalition organizing, Nolan approaches development work as a movement building tool that -- when centered on the needs and experiences of impact communities -- can be a powerful catalyst for social change. Nolan is a queer, neurodivergent, second-generation Cuban American.