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AFP International Conference

San Antonio, TX | March 31-April 2, 2019

The Alford Group is the diversity sponsor and is celebrating 20 years hosting the Diversity Art Showcase and Diversity Workshop. Join us at the AFP Hub to view the winning artwork, attend our diversity workshop, and/or stop by booth #542 and see us!

Question of the Day! Booth #542

Come by our booth and cast your vote! Each day of the conference we will have a new question for you to weigh in on. Things like: Gala or no gala? Direct mail or e-mail? Stories or stats? We’ll tally the votes, compile all of your reasons behind your vote, and send it out to everyone for inspiration. Also, stop by and pick up some 40th anniversary goodies!

Diversity Art Showcase

Every year The Alford Group sponsors a youth art contest at a school or nonprofit organization local to the conference location.  This year, we partnered with the local San Antonio nonprofit Say Si. The finalists and winners are invited to the conference where they accept their awards on-stage during a plenary session. Each year, we are honored to present these awards to the future leaders of philanthropy. This year’s winners are:

  • First Place: Amar Paz, Fountain of Youth
  • Second Place: Maya Diaz, Color of SA
  • Third Place: Joshua Cortez, Driftwood

Diversity Workshop

Microaggressions: a major HINDRANCE to effective fundraising

Sunday, March 31 from 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values throughout all aspects of our work. What are microaggressions and how do they keep development professionals from raising much-needed dollars to drive organizational impact? Join us for an interactive, facilitated WORKshop that will move us from conversation into action.

Speaker: Tanya Odom, Global Consultant


Tanya M. Odom is a global consultant, coach, facilitator, teacher, writer, and thought leader. She has worked globally in over 30 countries as a consultant and facilitator for over two decades focusing on areas including: Diversity and Inclusion, Educational Equity, Mindfulness, Coaching, Inclusive leadership, Girls’ Leadership Development, Mindfulness and Diversity and Inclusion, and Youth Empowerment/mentoring. Tanya’s unique portfolio career has allowed her to work in the education, private sector/corporate, not-for-profit/NGO, law enforcement, and university/college arenas.