Daphne Key’s career in the nonprofit world has evolved, as many do, from volunteer clerical support with several local organizations to Director of Development for a global humanitarian aid organization. After serving varied missions from, a residential addiction recovery center, to an organization focused on helping men find life balance to my current organization empowering those living in extreme poverty to end it themselves. Her current role is with Inua, Partners of Hope in Winter Park as Program Manager. Through education, observation, interactions, successes, and failures, she’s learned insights that may prevent common pitfalls, improve decision-making processes or together, learn more about the nonprofit field as a career choice. Daphne has a passion to mentor, empower and equip emerging professionals as we ‘pass the baton’ to the next generation of leaders. She is a graduate of UCF, credits the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy at Rollins College for her focused education in the nonprofit practices as well as AFP, Points of Light as well as other available online training. Daphne excels at major donor relationships, growing the annual fund, event planning and leading a team toward a specific goal. She began serving on the AFP International Professional Development Committee in 2019, participates in both the Central Florida and Space coast chapters of AFP locally. Daphne co-presented a workshop on International volunteering at the 2018 Points of Light annual conference held in Atlanta, GA.
Daphne's life mission is to bring clarity and capacity that increases team potential to raise friends, funds, and awareness for the betterment of humanity.