National Philanthropy Day


November 13, 2018

The Historic Mission Inn
3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501


National Philanthropy Day® is the day set aside to remember and recognize the impact philanthropy—charitable giving, volunteering and engagement—has made in our world. The day was first celebrated in 1986 in the U.S. with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan. It is now celebrated in more than 100 communities around the world and been recognized permanently by the government of Canada. 

Please join the Inland Empire Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as we honor the spirit of philanthropy. 

Morning Workshop Only Registration - Click Here


The Excellence in Philanthropy Luncheon Celebration is currently sold out

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9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Morning Workshop   

Change the Story, Change the World
Presented by Andy Goodman, Director, The Goodman Center

Since we first began talking to each other, telling stories has been a powerful way to capture attention, engage an audience, and motivate them to act. As we learn more about how our minds work, we’re also discovering that stories are intrinsic to decision-making, shape our view of the world, and guide our actions every day. In his workshop, “Change the Story, Change the World,” Andy Goodman will explain why storytelling remains the single most powerful communication tool you possess, and he will offer specific ways your organization can use stories to advance your mission. 


Andy Goodman - Bio 

Andy Goodman is co-founder and director of The Goodman Center, which teaches communications and marketing professionals how to reach more people with more impact. Along with Storytelling as Best Practice, he is author of Why Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes and Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes. He also publishes a monthly journal, free-range thinking, to share best practices in the field of public interest communications.

Andy is internationally known for his speeches and workshops on storytelling and has led over 500 trainings for clients including CARE, The Nature Conservancy, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, NOAA, the San Diego Zoo, MIT, Princeton, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, GE, Bank of America, and many others.


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11:30 Registration Opens

12:00 am to 2:00 p.m. Celebrating Excellence in Philanthropy Ceremony

Keynote Speaker: Andy Goodman, Director, The Goodman Center
Master of Ceremonies:  Ciriaco "Cid" Pinedo, Ed.D., President/CEO of Children's Fund

Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo, Ed.D., a highly respected executive and educator, human services advocate, and fundraiser with deep roots in the Inland Empire.  

He formerly served as President of the Hope through Housing Foundation.  He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for National Community Renaissance and Associate Superintendent of Business Services and Economic Development for the Chaffey Community College District.

He is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, and sits on the boards of the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Southern California Edison’s Consumer Advisory Panel, and Bright Prospect. He is a past Chairman of the La Verne Planning Commission and Past Chairman of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

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