Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship

The Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship (IFF) offers inclusion-oriented education, training, networking activities, and one-on-one mentorship for Central Virginia-based mid-level and emerging (2- 5 year range) nonprofit professionals representing a wide range of diverse backgrounds and interests. For the purpose of this program, we define diverse as a concept encompassing, without limitation, race, color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or identity; religion, nationality, economic class, language, and physical, mobility and ability. The state of being diverse means having the broadest possible representation of individuals, experiences, and perspectives in all-encompassing terms.

The goal of this program is to:

●      Build a pipeline of fundraising leaders that reflect the diversity of our communities and develop practices that make a more just, equitable, and holistic Richmond fundraising community.

●      Share the learnings from this experience with the Richmond non-profit sector through individual projects.

What sets IFF apart from other programs?

IFF uses a holistic framework developed by Nicole Jones and Nadia Gooray. This framework has three pillars: (1) centering the whole person, (2) foregrounding systems change, and (3) embedding equity and community-centered practices.

We are now accepting applications for the 2023 IFF cohort! Review additional information and access the application here. Applications and supplemental documents are due by March 28, 2023 to  

Information sessions will be held on: 

Friday, Feb 24th --10am

Friday, Mar 3rd --11am

Email to RSVP for an information session.

Applicants will be notified via email no later than April 7, 2023.

Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship Planning Committee Members

Alana Ama, Recovery Grant Administrator, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Robert Chisley, MSL, University Development Engagement Officer, Virginia Commonwealth University

Molly Everett, CFRE, Annual Fund Officer, United Network for Organ Sharing – Co-Chair

Yasmin Gregg, MNS, Development Operations Manager, ChildSavers – Co-Chair

Mario Guevara, Development & Operations Coordinator, Equality Virginia

Shelley Thompson, Sr. Manager of Development, Higher Achievement

Session Facilitators
Nadia Gooray, Director of Equity and External Affairs, YWCA
Nicole Jones, Deputy Director, ART 180


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