Wednesday, January 22, 2020
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

11:00  Registration
11:15  Chapter Announcements
11:30  Lunch & Networking
12:00  Program
1:00    Adjorn


Fox Valley Technical College 
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
Room HS114AB--this room is just inside entrance 16
Appleton, WI 54914
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Driving Directions 


Holly Rutter and Cara Gosse, Programming Co-Chairs 
AFP Northeast Wisconsin Chapter 

Mindfulness for Fundraising Professionals 

Mindfulness is being in the present moment—paying attention—in an open and friendly way. As fundraising professionals, we need to be aware of our own mindset as we approach our work – whether we’re meeting with an important donor, giving a presentation to our Board of Directors, or resolving a conflict with a co-worker.

Research shows that regular mindfulness practice boosts immunity, decreases anxiety, increases focus, and improves emotion regulation. Yet more important than the research is your own experience.

In this session, Joy Jordan of Born Joy will not only teach you about mindfulness, but she will have you actively engage with different mindfulness practices: Small, doable steps toward more awareness, intention, and ease.

You’re invited to set down all the “doings” and focus on your own well-being. You’ll walk away with practical and useful steps to take better care of yourself, and in this way, you’ll better take care of others.

Registration deadline is: Friday, January 17, 2020.

About Joy Jordan

Joy taught statistics at Lawrence University for 14 years. During that time, she earned tenure and won three teaching awards. She also began a committed meditation practice, which changed her life in important, powerful ways. In 2013, Joy chose to leave academia and focus on well-being. As sole-proprietor of her business, Born Joy, she now teaches mindfulness in a variety of places. Her work takes her into corporate offices, city departments, schools, non-profits, and community classes. She volunteers 10 hours a week leading mindfulness groups in local prisons. Joy tries to live life with a curious mind and an open heart, which means her most important work is on the meditation cushion. (For more information, visit her website: www.bornjoy.com.)