Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee for AFP Golden Gate Chapter IDEA Fellowship Program Guidelines and General Information 

Program

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee is in charge of launching and organizing the IDEA Fellowship. The IDEA Fellowship is a year-long program for fundraisers from underrepresented communities, including fundraisers of color (African-American, Latinx, Hispanic, Asian), LGBTQ and/or gender nonconforming fundraisers, Indigenous, other underrepresented communities, and emerging fundraisers who work at smaller, under-resourced nonprofits. The program was created to recruit, retain, and mentor diverse nonprofit fundraisers from the Bay Area, with the intent to break down the barriers of entry to be a part of AFP Golden Gate. We also hope that this program encourages underrepresented professionals to feel empowered to become a part of our leadership team the following year.
The fellowship would provide participants with full access to all the benefits of AFP Golden Gate Chapter membership, including:
  • 12-month Membership to AFP Global and AFP Golden Gate for 2021
  • Free access to all AFPGG program offerings including: 6 Lunch and Learn sessions, a Spring Forum, IDEA Forum, and fall Rosso Forum
  • 4 IDEA virtual trainings on a variety of topics; some taught by subject matter experts outside our Chapter
  • Participation in the AFPGG Mentoring Program with an IDEA-focused Mentor
  • 6 AFP Global Webinars
  • Fundraising Academy, a two-day program presented by the Sanford School of Philanthropy
  • 2 virtual networking mixers
  • Virtual Orientation Session in March 2021
  • A ticket to National Philanthropy Day (virtual or in-person depending on shelter-in-place restrictions)
  • Access to a full complement of online educational resources through AFP Global, including AFP Global’s newest offering of AFP360 from Korn Ferry and the AAUW negotiating workshops
  • In addition to all of the training benefits, fellows will have opportunities to network, meet leaders in the fundraising and philanthropic sector, and participate in leadership opportunities while they build fundraising capacity and increase mission impact

In addition to all of the training benefits, fellows would have opportunities to network, meet leaders in the fundraising and philanthropic sector, and participate in leadership opportunities, while they build fundraising capacity and increase mission impact. (Note: This will be conducted virtually or in person depending on different Bay Area county guidelines.)


Eligibility

The IDEA Fellowship seeks to identify and engage voices that are not currently engaged in the broader nonprofit fundraising community. Individuals from underrepresented communities, including fundraisers of color (African-American, Latinx, Hispanic, Asian), LGBTQ and/or gender nonconforming fundraisers, Indigenous, other underrepresented communities, and emerging fundraisers who work at smaller, under-resourced nonprofits are encouraged to apply. You do not need to be a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals organization to be eligible for this opportunity. 

Application Deadlines

  • Deadline for applications closed Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The program runs March 2021 through February 2022.