AFP International Conference 2019

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

Alford Group was the AFP ICON diversity sponsor and is celebrating 20 years hosting the Diversity Art Showcase and Diversity Workshop. Thanks for joining us at AFP ICON 2019 to view the winning artwork, attend our diversity workshop, and cast your vote at booth #542!

Question of the Day! BoothQuestion of the Day! Booth #542

Each day of the conference we had a new question for you to weigh in on. Restricted or Unrestricted? Stories or stats? Direct Mail or E-Mail? We tallied the votes, compiled all of your reasons behind your vote, and are sharing it with everyone for inspiration.


Question of the Day Results – AFP ICON 2019

Diversity Art Showcase

Every year 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. This year’s winners are:

Congratulations to the winners!
Congratulations to the winners!
  • First Place: Amar Paz, Fountain of Youth
  • Second Place: Maya Diaz, Color of SA
  • Third Place: Joshua Cortez, Driftwood

Diversity Workshop

Each year, Alford Group sponsors a diversity workshop for AFP ICON attendees to learn more about diversity in fundraising. This year’s session was as follows:

Microaggressions: A Major Hindrance to Effective Fundraising

Took place 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?

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, nonprofit/NGO, law enforcement, and university/college arenas.