Trying to build a writing career? Want one-on-one mentoring? Care to meet well-known DC writers and receive training on how to get published? Sessions are held Wednesdays for accepted Fellows and include featured writers and journalists in DC along with small group workshops to enhance Fellows’ writing abilities. Fellows are mentored and introduced to distinguished and published writers during the program. Food and beverages are provided during the sessions
. Our Summer Fellowship application is currently open!
in cities around the country host networking, education, and professional-development events throughout the year. If AFF is not active in your city, you can help establish a chapter.
Sometimes success takes a mentor. AFF's Mentor Program is open to members
- we use our extensive DC network to match members depending on their interests and goals. Email Jaci
if you have any questions or find further details here
What is your dream job? AFF periodically hosts lunches with a variety of successful leaders (from executive directors, policy experts, and chiefs of staff) who can give you advice on how to reach your career goals in an intimate setting.
With the support of partner organizations around D.C. and beyond, AFF is proud to co-host special events you will enjoy. Past events have included "Welcome to Washington"; "Speed Networking"; training seminars on career development, public speaking, or other skills; and joint panel discussions. Are you part of an organization that is interested in working with AFF? Please contact us
Network over lunch with other professionals hone your development skills with speakers focused on specific topics such as asking for gifts, database management, and direct mail, among many others. Next event here
This is one of the must-attend events on the D.C. social calendar. Join AFF for a black-tie night of networking and fun at an elegant location. Meet new friends and catch up with old ones at AFF's premiere social event of the year. Members receive discounted tickets. Interested in attending without paying for an individual ticket? Ask your organization or company to sponsor for group ticket prices. The 2017 Gala is Wednesday, May 24.