IDEA Impact: Alford Group Mentoring and Leadership Development Program

The evidence is clear: In the past ten years, the number of female fundraisers has grown within AFP and the sector by three percent, making our membership over 70 percent female. Yet, research shows that four out of five senior positions in fundraising 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 WII Mentoring and Leadership Development Program was developed not only to provide support and guidance to females in the profession, but to also 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 mentoring and development program to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

We are looking for both mentors and mentees. Please note: We are opening the application process for the next cohort in early 2020:

Mentees

Mentors

Must have at least 3 years of experience in the fundraising profession  Must have 15+ years of experience in the fundraising profession  
Able to commit to the full 12-month relationship

Able to commit to the full 12-month relationship

Complete the application process, including: application and recommendation

Participate in at least five (5) meetings with my mentee during the 10-month program

Agree to attend the WII Mentoring & Development Program Virtual Kick-Off

Access to a diverse network and willing to make connections for mentee as needed

Complete all session or program evaluations as requested

Sensitivity to people from varied backgrounds with compassion and understanding

Sincere desire to become a fundraising leader

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