How will you achieve your professional goals?

Check out the different programs AFF has to offer: 

Writing Fellows Program

 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 Tuesdays 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!

Development Fellows Program

 Do you want to hone your writing for direct mail or gain the confidence to pursue major gifts? No matter your niche, we can take your skills to the next level. Apply to AFF's Development Fellowship Program and distinguish yourself as a stand-out fundraiser.  Sessions are held Wednesdays for accepted Fellows and include access to DC's top development professionals along with small group workshops to enhance Fellows’ skills. Fellows should be within their first or second year of full-time work. Food and beverages are provided during the sessions. Our Summer Fellowship application is currently open!

Members' Mentor Program

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 ave any questions or find further details here.

So You Want to Be...

What is your dream job? Every other month, AFF hosts a lunch with a variety of successful leaders (from executive directors, policy experts, and chief of staffs) who can give you advice on how to reach your career goals in an intimate setting.

Collaborative Events

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.

Cultivation Crew

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.

Annual Gala

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 on May 26th. Meet new friends and catch up with old ones at AFF's premiere social event of the year. Past featured guests include Sen. Ron Johnson and John Allison. Members receive discounted tickets. Interested in attending without paying for an individual ticket? Ask your organization or company to sponsor for group ticket prices.

Members-Only Events

In addition to getting discounts at most AFF events, AFF members receive exclusive invitations to intimate gatherings with influential leaders as well as social events such as wine tastings. Spring 2014 saw an exclusive meeting with Pulitzer Prize winner George Will. In 2013, members received a private briefing from Justice Samuel Alito in the Lawyers Lounge at the Supreme Court. AFF membership starts at only $40 per year. Click here to join today.

AFF Chapters

AFF chapters 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.

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