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Richardson to Chair ALDE Task Force

Grant Richardson, Senior Executive for Development and Community Relations at Bethany Retirement Living, has been selected to serve as chair of the Senior Level Task Force for the Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE.) He will work with other development officers from Lutheran-based non-profit agencies across the country to provide on-going training and professional development programs for experienced fundraising practitioners.

Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Jamestown. He has been responsible for marketing and fundraising programs at Bethany Retirement Living since 2002. He has previously held similar positions at the University of Jamestown, Lutheran Hospitals & Homes Society, Shanley GROW, and Oak Grove Lutheran School. Prior to joining the leadership team at Bethany, he was Membership Development Manager at the Chamber of Commerce of Fargo-Moorhead.

ALDE is a national organization of individuals who provide fundraising and communications services to a variety of non-profit organizations. ALDE offers its members learning opportunities through the annual International Educational Conference, regional and chapter meetings, monthly webinars, conference calls, podcasts, certification study days and ALDE communications. Mentoring programs allow younger development professionals opportunities to connect with experienced professionals to help get their career started. Networking experiences are available face-to-face at the conference, with colleagues at chapter gatherings and online.