Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship

The Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship offers inclusion-oriented education, training and 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. 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.

This program is open to individuals who come from a diverse background. The state of being diverse means having the broadest possible representation of individuals, experiences, and perspectives in all-encompassing terms. 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.

Thank you to our supporters, The Monument Group, the Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Fund, and our in-kind meeting space sponsor, Gather.

Meet the 2021 Cohort!

Bartley Mullin | he/him/his

Board Liaison & Executive Associate, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Bartley Mullin is a former Disney performer turned fundraising professional employing his many talents at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as the Board Liaison & Executive Associate. Originally from Vermont, he relocated to Central Virginia in 2016 with his, now, husband and 100lb mastiff/hound mix. In his spare time, Bartley currently serves as the Operations Director for Stonewall Sports – Richmond, an LGBTQIA+ sports league with a philanthropic heart. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

Dani Brown | she/her/hers

Development Associate, Cristo Rey Richmond High School

Born and raised in RVA, Dani is a graduate of VCU with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. A longtime lover of the performing arts, she began her career as a marketing intern for Cadence Theatre Company and then Virginia Repertory Theatre where she received her first opportunity in fundraising when promoted to Development Assistant. Dani has enjoyed her career turn so far, especially her past two years as Development Associate for Cristo Rey Richmond High School. In her spare time, Dani still enjoys acting and dancing on the side, as well as trying new restaurants, outdoor activities and events happening in her city.

Kathryn Cramer
| she/her/hers 

Special Events Coordinator, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia

She has dedicated her career to movement building through nonprofit fundraising. She is passionate about and committed to learning diversity, equity, and inclusion in her work. She volunteers with racial justice work groups to practice effective facilitation grounded in equity. In her free time, she is an avid book reader and plant enthusiast. 

Molly Everett 
| she/her/hers 

Annual Fund Officer, United Network for Organ Sharing

Molly is the Annual Fund Officer at United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the non-profit organization that manages the nation’s organ transplantation system. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2015 where she studied anthropology, and she has worked in non-profit fundraising for 5 years. In the summer of 2018 Molly and her wife moved to Richmond’s East End with their 2 dogs. They relocated from Northern Virginia, where she was born and raised.

Nikkia Johnson 
| she/her/hers 

Senior Development Officer, Legal Aid Justice Center

Nikkia Johnson is a nonprofit development and operations professional, currently working as a Senior Development Officer for Legal Aid Justice Center. Prior to LAJC, she was the Development Manager at Voices for Virginia’s Children, where her fundraising career formally began. Nikkia’s professional career has been centered on nonprofit development and management, relationship building, and lifting up marginalized communities. In her free time, she is passionate about mentoring the next generation of leaders. She is active in her community and serves on various community organization committees and mentorship programs. Nikkia graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in sociology.

Stephanie Gossett Glenn | she/her/hers 

VP of Diversity and Engagement, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

As Vice President of Diversity and Engagement, Stephanie leads the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies across the organization. In this highly collaborative role, she provides counsel and support to the board and staff in areas such as recruiting, communication, engagement and business planning. The art of philanthropy is defined by the word love. Stephanie is committed to continuing to bring her life experiences in rooms where we weren’t seen before, share her insight through the eyes of those who need to be considered and influence those who have a heart to make a difference.

Vi Tran | she/her/hers 

Development Associate, ACLU of Virginia

Vi has been the Development Associate at the ACLU of Virginia for a year and a half. She works with donors across the Commonwealth to support the ACLU of Virginia’s mission of protecting civil liberties and civil rights. She has 15 years of business sales experience previous to transitioning into the nonprofit world. Vi is extremely passionate about anti-racism work and is a member of her organization’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging group and helps guide the AAPI affinity group.

Yasmin Gregg | she/her/hers 

Development Operations Officer, ChildSavers

Over the span of her budding career, Yasmin has served in various roles across Richmond’s nonprofit sector, but she stumbled onto the fundraising side in 2017 -- she’s been hooked ever since! She holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Studies from the University of Richmond, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Howard University (H-U, you know!) She currently serves as the Development Operations Officer at ChildSavers. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son (who turns 1 on April 23rd!). Yasmin is eager to shake up the fundraising landscape and establish new norms with her cohort!

Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship Planning Committee Members:

  • Jessica Cocciolone, Executive Director, Shenandoah National Park Trust
  • Nadia Gooray, Director of Equity and External Affairs, YWCA
  • Sara Higgins, Director of Development, Shalom Farms
  • Salathia Johnson, Director of Grants and Data Management, YWCA
  • Nicole Jones, Deputy Director, ART 180
  • Amanda Macdonald, Consultant, The Monument Group
  • Jessica Wells, Director of Development, Commonwealth Catholic Charities