Arts Fundraisers Affinity Group
A bi-monthly brown bag lunch at rotating arts organizations around the DC metro area focusing on a chosen discussion topic to fundraising professionals in arts organizations. The group is led by Heather Koslov in 2020.
Fundraising Consultants Affinity Group
Bi-monthly brown bag lunches in DC, alternating open discussions with speakers. Group leaders include Maureen Devine-Ahl (MK Fundraising Solutions) and Alicia Alexion (Alexion Fischer).
African-American Affinity Group
This group fosters diversity and engagement among local DC area fundraising professionals of Black descent and African heritage. The Affinity group’s key objectives include: (1) provide professional development and mentorship, (2) maximize access to new and existing fundraising practices, and (3) increase visibility among Black and African-American fundraising professionals through communication, social media, and in-person events. Contact Afrah Ali or Ellica Church for more information.
Law & Justice Affinity Group
A brown bag lunch every other month, hosted at rotating legal services organizations around the District. The discussion is focused on general trends in fundraising as well as issues that are specific to raising money from law firms and those interested in legal services. The group leader is Danny Reed (DC Bar Foundation).
Young Professionals Affinity Group
This affinity group is geared toward fundraisers aged 31 years old and younger. If you are 31 or under, you are automatically a member of the YPAG group, and we hope you will take full advantage! We aim to create engaging networking opportunities with educational events throughout the year for a rounded experience. The group is lead by Amanda Marcucci and Emma Shaw.
Northern Virginia Affinity Group
This group provides networking and professional development opportunities for fundraisers and consultants who live or work in NOVA. Offerings include a monthly coffee club, brown bag lunches, happy hours and networking breakfasts - and are offered in the Arlington area and in western Fairfax/Loudoun/Prince William areas. For more information contact Chair Carlin Anderson and Vice Chair Jenny Letowt
LGBTQ Affinity Group
This group fosters diversity and engagement among local DC area fundraising professionals identifying as as LBGTQ+. This group meets every other month for networking and educational opportunities for LGBTQ+ fundraisers and allies. Group leaders are Tommy Wrenn and Luis Ramirez.