Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship

Since its launch in 2019,  nearly 30 diverse fundraising professionals have matriculated through IFF. In these four years, we have gained an abundance of insight and have made space for new ideas to flourish. Thus, we have decided to conduct a program evaluation this year to assess our current processes and set metrics to maintain our longevity and impact across the Richmond region. Stay tuned for updates on how we plan to elevate the program in the future and when applications will open again. Visit our homepage for the most up to date message from our AFP Central Virginia Chapter President to learn more about where we are in the evaluation process.


About the IFF Program

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.

 The Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship is generously supported by: