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 Fellowship (IDEA) 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 is intended to recruit, retain, and educate ethnically diverse nonprofit fundraisers with the intent to increase the number of ethnically diverse fundraising/nonprofit professionals in the Bay Area.
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 2023
  • Free access to all AFPGG program offerings, including Lunch and Learn sessions, webinars, Golden Gate chapter programs, and mixers
  • 8 IDEA virtual trainings on a variety of topics; some taught by subject matter experts outside our Chapter (May - December)
  • Participation in the AFPGG Mentoring Program with an IDEA-focused Mentor
  • 6 AFP Global Webinars
  • Fundraising Academy, a two-day "AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Training"
  • At least 2 in-person networking mixers
  • Virtual Orientation Session in February 2023
  • A ticket to National Philanthropy Day (in-person on November 16, 2023)
  • Access to a full complement of online educational resources through AFP Global, including AFP Global’s offerings 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 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

  • Applications will be accepted between February 1-28, 2023. The program runs April 2023 through December 2023.