AFP IDEA: Women's Impact Summit


The AFP IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Women’s Impact Initiative has made a deep impact on the fundraising community by spreading awareness about all-important issues affecting women in the nonprofit sector.

The Women’s Impact Summit brings those issues to the forefront for 2 powerful days in Phoenix, Arizona, following AFP LEAD 2019.

Join us to tackle difficult yet critical matters impacting our community.
Schedule At A Glance

Note: Schedule Subject to Change

Saturday, October 5
(Pre-Conference Sessions to include Chapter Leaders and Emerging Fundraisers)
11:30 am – 12:30 pmRegistration
12:30 – 2:00 pmJoint AFP LEAD/WII Plenary and Lunch: Mpumi Nobiva (Speaker)
2:00 – 4:00 pmExecutive Coaching Sessions
2:15 – 3:15 pmEducation Sessions
3:30 – 4:30 pmEducation Sessions
4:30 – 6:30 pmWII Summit Reception
Sunday, October 6
7:00 – 8:00 amContinental Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am – 12:30 pmExecutive Coaching Sessions
8:00 – 9:15 amPlenary: Kim Churches (Speaker)
9:30 – 10:30 amEducation Sessions
10:45 – 11:45 amEducation Sessions
12:00 – 1:00 pmEducation Session
1:00 - 3:00 pmWII Summit Closing Plenary and Lunch: Teresa Younger (Speaker)

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Mpumi Nobiva
Women’s Impact Summit Opening Keynote Speaker

Mpumi Nobiva

International Speaker and Communication Strategist Mpumi Nobiva, has spoken at the White House, congressional fundraisers, corporate functions and nonprofit initiatives in several countries. Mpumi grew up in South Africa, and, at age nine, lost her mother to HIV/Aids, leaving her orphaned like millions of other children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Reared in material poverty but spiritual wealth by her grandmother, she excelled in the first class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa before coming to the United States to study. She currently holds a master's degree in Strategic Communications from High Point University and serves as the first alumnus on the Board of Directors of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls in South Africa. As NationBuilder's first Leader in Residence, Mpumi is developing the digital infrastructure for Share Your Story Africa - an initiative inspired by her advocacy work uniting youth against HIV/AIDS and domestic violence in South Africa - all while sharing her powerful story at events around the world. She also is experienced in hosting events and facilitating workshops.

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Kim Churches
Women’s Impact Summit Keynote Speaker

Kim Churches
Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Kimberly Churches is the chief executive officer of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a leading voice in advancing equity for women and girls through research, advocacy and education. Prior to joining AAUW, Kim served as the managing director of the Brookings Institution, an internationally recognized public policy think tank.

She has also served as an associate vice chancellor at the University of Denver, a director of development at the University of North Florida, and a division director at the American Heart Association. She has extensive experience working collaboratively on education (K–12 and higher education) as well as on capacity building among grassroots groups and national and international nonprofits.

In addition to her work at AAUW, Kimberly currently serves as the chair of the BUILD Metro DC board, which focuses on the power of experiential learning through entrepreneurship for underresourced communities, and is on the board of the Virginia Center for the Literary Arts. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum of Washington, D.C., an organization that represents women leaders in diverse fields and whose mission is to further dynamic leadership and leverage global access to and maximize opportunities for women in 33 countries on 6 continents.

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Teresa Younger
Women’s Impact Summit Closing Keynote Speaker

Teresa Younger
President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women

Teresa C. Younger is a renowned thought leader, strategist, advocate, activist and amplifier having spent over 20 years on the frontlines of some of the most critical battles affecting the lives of women and their communities. Ms. Younger is the President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the first (and oldest) women’s foundation. Under Ms. Younger’s leadership, the Foundation launched #MyFeminismIs, a multimedia campaign sparking a national conversation on feminism; funded a groundbreaking report on the sexual abuse to prison pipeline; joined leading women’s foundations at the White House (under the Obama Administration) to announce a $100 million funding commitment to create pathways to economic opportunity for low-income women and girls; and led a campaign to hold the NFL accountable for violence against women.

As a thought leader, Ms. Younger’s contributions and expertise to the nonprofit and social justice arenas has been noted in BIG IMPACT: Insights and Stories from America’s Nonprofit Leaders, the Women’s Leadership Online Summit, and she has been recognized by The Council on World Affairs, Aspen Institute, Princeton University, Harvard University, and NetRoots Nation. In 2015 she was chosen by Planned Parenthood Federation of America as a Dream Keeper, and in 2016 was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Philanthropy” by Inside Philanthropy.

Standard Pricing
  • AFP Member: $200 USD
  • Non-Member: $200 USD
Specialty AFP Member Pricing
  • AFP Collegiate Member: $200 USD
  • AFP Young Professional Member: $200 USD
  • AFP Chapter Leader: $200 USD
  • AFP Global Board and Committee Member: $200 USD

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Special AFP Rate: $220 per night plus taxes

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