WII Mentoring & Development Program

Monday, November 19, 2018

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.

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"On behalf of the officers and directors of the Economic Development Alliance, I want to thank you and your staff for the great job NCDS did in helping restructure the Alliance, and for successful management of the fundraising campaign that fully funded our five-year action plan. The NCDS process and format delivered exactly what you said it would do when you met with Alliance members over eighteen months ago. The NCDS process engaged top regional private and public sector leaders and attracted financial support from large and small companies and communities throughout the region."

Brian Ferguson, Chairman & CEO (Retired) • Eastman Chemical Company

National Community Development Services, Inc.
6300 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 600-165
Atlanta, GA  30339
Phone: (404) 231-0730
tdifiore@ncdsinc.net