IDEA Impact: Alford Group Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Development Program

Apply Here: Mentor Application | Mentee Application
Applications Due – January 15, 2021
Cohort will be announced by February 28, 2021


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 Women’s 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.

See the impact that mentoring can have on fundraisers new and experienced!

2020 AFP IDEA Impact: Alford Group Mentoring and Leadership Development Program from AFP IHQ on Vimeo.

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

Program Sponsor

Logo for African American Development Officers (AADO) Network