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The 2016 Advancing Justice Conference (AJC) is the first and only national conference in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community focusing on civil rights and social justice. Over 700 AAPIs from across the U.S. will come together to address issues facing our fastest growing populations. The theme will focus on civic engagement and building our electoral and social power in support of economic and racial justice. Conference attendees will participate in two days of panel discussions, caucus sessions, skills and capacity building, trainings, and networking receptions.

Questions? Email conference@advancingjustice.org
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Thursday, March 31 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Build on What You Got: Fundraising through Friendraising

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For centuries, communities of color have been coming together to help each other-- in good times and bad. How can we harness our community's culture of giving of time, talent, treasure and ties to build an organization’s fundraising capacity? Participants will learn how to assess and strengthen their organizations' assets in order to “friend”raise & fundraise!

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Noelle Ito

Vice President of Programs, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
Noelle Ito is Vice President of Programs at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, a national membership and philanthropic advocacy organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. In her role, Ito coordinates and connects AAPIP’s incubation, research and community philanthropy program areas to increase program impact. Previously, Ito served as Senior Director of Community... Read More →

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Elaine Abelaye-Mateo

Principal Consultant, Everyday Impact Consulting
Elaine Abelaye-Mateo is Principal Consultant for Everyday Impact Consulting, whose mission is to build meaningful relationships to create social good. Abelaye-Mateo has spent over a decade in service to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, formerly as Executive Director for Asian Resources, Inc. and Board Member for Philippine National Day Association. She currently serves as Founding Member and Co-Chair of APIs RISE Giving Circle... Read More →
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Ethany Uttech

Partnerships Manager, ioby
Ethany Uttech focuses on partnership building and training local leaders for the national nonprofit crowdfunding platform ioby. Before joining the ioby team, Ethany led Brooklyn Arts Council’s grant-giving and professional development programs for seven years. She has spoken widely on the topics of grant writing, nonprofit management, and grassroots fundraising.