CIoF announces first Convention plenary speaker


Birgit Smith Burton has been announced as this year’s Fundraising Convention plenary speaker, taking the stage on day two of the event.

Smith Burton founded the African American Development Officers Network at Georgia Tech in 1999 to provide professional development, education, employment support, mentorship, and networking opportunities for fundraisers of colour.

She is a speaker on fundraising and diversity, and has authored articles on diversity in the fundraising profession. Her book Collecting Courage (published in 2020), tells her personal story and shares the lived experiences of Black women and men working in the nonprofit and charitable space.

Smith Burton is on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and was the the first African American woman in its 62-year history to be voted chair of the AFP Global Board. In 2020 the R.I.S.E. Fund was established in her honour with a mission to advance women of colour in fundraising by providing resources, inspiration, support, and education.

This year’s Chartered Institute Fundraising Convention takes place on 3 and 4 July at the new location of the QEII Centre in London.

Trending NEWS
Generated by Feedzy
We cannot guarantee to reply to every message.
Note. We cannot guarantee to air or share this good news, but we will do our best. Listen live and you might hear your good news on Charitable Radio.
Tell us clearly and fully what you want to share on #RadioforGood. Don’t forget to share the charity name and anyone else we need to mention.
Charitable Radio icon
Skip to content