Brent Swinton

Managing Director
Advancement Project
Brent Swinton, CFRE is a fundraiser by profession, an idealist at heart, and a rebel on occasion. A litany of tragic events in recent years spurred Brent’s desire to use his expertise to raise awareness, friends and funds to combat social, civil and racial injustices. He is the Managing Director of Advancement Project’s national office. Brent has held increasingly senior positions in the nonprofit and higher education sectors and has a deep understanding of the frontline and back-end of fundraising and donor relations in mission-led organizations.

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