Aimee Walker

Development Director
Race Forward
Aimee Walker is Development Director at Race Forward, where she has held several positions in the Development Department since 2009. She has been a fundraiser since 2001, and has worked to grow and diversify income for a variety of social service, arts, and social justice organizations. Aimee holds a BA in English Literature from Smith College, an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Philanthropy and Fundraising from NYU.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Raising Funds for Racial Justice

Raising funds for your work is key, regardless of the outcomes you seek. Panelists Veronica Garcia (Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training), Aimee Walker (Race Forward), and Brent Swinton (Advancement Project) will offer real-world examples of successful fundraising to support racial justice projects and organizations. Moderated by Maria Smith Dautruche (National Urban League), this interactive breakout session will explore strategies to engage foundation, corporate, and individual donors for racial justice causes and organizations. This session opens with and will refer to recent anecdotal data directly from foundation program officers and others in philanthropy and grantmaking. This session will emphasize attendee participation and will include opportunities for discussion and experimentation with proven fundraising techniques. Participants will be able to use information, tools, and strategies from this session to help define sustainable fund development and fundraising approaches for their own projects and organizations.

Speakers: Maria Dautruche, Veronica Garcia, Aimee Walker, Brent Swinton