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Tuesday -  October 17, 2017
Registration & Networking:  11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Luncheon & Presentation:   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

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Nakoma Country Club 
4145 Country Club Road
Madison, WI 53711

FREE valet parking for this event!

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Erin L. Richardson
AFP Greater Madison Chapter Administrator 
AFP Greater Madison Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals 

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor!


AFP Greater Madison October Chapter Luncheon

Inclusive Leadership: Championing Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Deborah Biddle Presenter: Deborah Biddle, High Performance Development Solutions LLC

We all want innovation, productivity and funding to flow through our nonprofits. How do we foster an organization that thrives on embracing difference? How can we redirect any anxiety around differences toward expectancy about better preparation, alternate viewpoints and astonishing results? For many nonprofit organization diversity can prove difficult. Nevertheless, nonprofit leaders can and should work to foster healthy, diverse and inclusive environments and teams. In this session, we will discuss your role as diversity, inclusion and equity champion within your organization and present strategies that have worked in the nonprofit community.

Chapter Members are invited to join us for FREE for this event.  If you are a current member of AFP Greater Madison and did not receive the Promo Code, please contact, Erin, at

About our presenter: 

Deborah works with organizations and individuals who want to increase effectiveness through solutions-focused development in leadership, diversity and inclusion. Known for a calm, levelheaded approach, Deborah offers one-on-one and group services to help clients zero in on goals and move toward achieving results. She brings a distinct perspective that informs strategy, builds consensus and inclusivity, and yields higher performance. As founder of High Performance Development Solutions LLC, she is passionate about engaging leaders and building individual and organizational strength through diversity and inclusion consulting and career and professional development coaching.

Deborah has more than 25 years of business leadership, operations, talent development, project and change management, communications, facilitation, training, strategic planning and financial analysis experience. In her roles as a valued leader for two Fortune 500 organizations, business consultant, speaker, business owner and adjunct faculty member for a local college, Deborah has inspired the highest level of performance in her staff, clients and students. Her workshops, seminars and individualized coaching have heightened the effectiveness of individuals, teams and organizations. Using keen listening and insightful questioning, she coaches toward goal identification, leveraging strengths and creating strategies to accomplish results.

Deborah is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner, a certified Talent Management Consultant and a certified Retirement Coach. She also holds certifications in Gender-Based Analysis+ from Status of Women Canada and Interaction Style Self-Profile from PPS International Limited. Deborah studies Race, Justice, Implicit Bias and their effects on communication and organizational effectiveness and is a contributing writer for InBusiness Magazine and Madison365 on business, career, diversity and inclusion concerns. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.

AFP Greater Madison Cancellation and Refund Policy

In order for AFP Greater Madison to confirm meals and seating with the venue, cancellations must be received in writing via email or U.S. mail at least 48 business hours before the start of an event to be eligible for a full refund. No refunds will be made for requests received after that time, or by other means.  You may always send an alternate to an event without additional charge.
Refunds will be issued in the same form payment was made. Please allow two weeks for processing.
To request a cancellation, send an alternate, or make other changes to your registration, please contact the Chapter Administrator at: or AFP Greater Madison, P.O. Box 45046, Madison, WI 53744.