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When is it okay to ask a client with intellectual disabilities for a gift? Can you ask someone with dementia for a donation? Should nonprofit staff be asked to donate to their organization?

Join us in adding clarity to a sometimes-gray area of fundraising. Bring your questions and ethical dilemmas as we explore solutions together.

To encourage participants to share their dilemmas and feedback, this session will not be recorded.

Through this webinar, you'll come away with:

- A donor competency checklist

- An understanding of the difference between special treatment and courtesies

- Strategies for making the ask under unique circumstances


  • Marci Atkison (CFRE)

    Marci Atkison


    Marci Atkison, CFRE is System Manager, Philanthropy for Adventist Health, a nonprofit network of 26 hospitals and more than 400 clinics across the west coast and Hawaii. In her current role, she develops system-wide annual giving tools and works closely with local philanthropy executives to develop and execute communications plans. Marci served as a board officer of the AFP Wine Country chapter for 5 years prior to joining the AFP Golden Gate chapter board as co-chair of the programs committee in 2023. Prior to her current role at Adventist Health, Marci held senior development roles in the healthcare, mental health and human services sectors. She lives with her husband and toddler in Napa.

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  • Esther Landau (CFRE at The Arc San Francisco)

    Esther Landau

    CFRE at The Arc San Francisco

    Esther Landau, CFRE is the Senior Director of Advancement at The Arc San Francisco. She held previous positions at the Pomeroy Center and The Walden School. She has extensive experience in communications, fundraising, public relations, and a deep admiration for the disability community. In 2022, Esther served as the President of the AFP Golden Golden Gate chapter, leading the chapter's efforts to increase the diversity of its programming and leadership. She loves being part of The Arc because of its commitment to social justice and because the participants are centered in all our work. Prior to her work in fundraising, Esther was a professional flutist and teacher, performing with her wind quintet and teaching in the Pre-College program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She lives with her wife and anxious dog in Bernal Heights.

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  • David Madson (ACFRE at Sequoia Living)

    David Madson

    ACFRE at Sequoia Living

    David Madson, ACFRE, serves as Chief Philanthropy Officer with Sequoia Living, whose mission is to “provide homes and services for joyful and healthy aging.” Since moving to the Bay Area, he has served in senior development roles with Stanford University, Alameda Health System Foundation, Sutter Health: CPMC, University of California, San Francisco, and UC Berkeley. David’s career began with his alma mater, the University of Minnesota.

    He serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundation and is the Past President of the AFP Golden Gate chapter. In 1994, David obtained the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) credential from AFP. In 2018, he received the Chapter’s Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award.

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