IDEA Impact: Alford Group Mentoring and Leadership Development Program

AFP membership data and other studies show that female fundraisers represent at least 70 percent of the fundraising profession. Yet, research shows that roughly 70 percent of senior fundraising leadership positions are held by males. Furthermore, most nonprofit boards are comprised of males over the age of 50—a trend that increases as the size of an organization grows.

To address this issue, the IDEA Impact: Alford Group Mentoring and Leadership Development Program was created to provide support and guidance to women in the profession and to help develop their leadership skills so that they grow and sustain the profession. 

WII is committed to equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Our goal is to attract and develop highly talented women from diverse backgrounds, allowing the program to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

Leah Eustace, CFRE, ACFRE: Being a Mentor from AFP IHQ on Vimeo.

Apply for the program by completing one of the below applications.
Program application deadline: January 6.

Mentor Application

Mentee Application

Mentees Mentors
Must have at least 3 years of experience in the fundraising professionMust have 15+ years of experience in the fundraising profession
Able to commit to the full 8 month relationshipAble to commit to the full 8 month relationship
Complete the application process, including: application and recommendationParticipate in at least 8 (eight) meetings with my mentee during the program
Agree to attend orientations and education webinarsAgree to attend orientations and education webinars
Complete all session or program evaluations as requestedComplete all session or program evaluations as requested
Sincere desire to become a fundraising leaderSensitivity to people from varied backgrounds with compassion and understanding

Should you have any questions about the IDEA Impact: Alford Group Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, please contact Taryn Gold.