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Broaden Our Reach: Affinity Group Websites

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

Please join us in our effort at expanding access to executive opportunities for ALL leaders, especially those from traditionally underrepresented communities.

We’ve listed many affinity organizations below, and a lot of these have job boards for posting opportunities. Many of our clients and friends are looking for a resource such as this. Please note: In no way do we assume that this list is fully exhaustive. We see it as evergreen, and would be grateful for your additions!

ABFE. Promotes effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities.

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance. Promotes the professional growth of women in all facets of accounting and finance.

African American Development Officers Network. Provides professional development, education and career services for fundraisers of color.

American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. Addressing the pipeline of Black faculty and staff in higher education.

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. Increases the pipeline of Hispanic faculty and grad students, brings Hispanic issues to the academic community and recognizes Hispanic achievement.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Advancing Indigenous peoples in STEM.

Asian American Journalists Association. Advances diversity in newsrooms and ensures fair and accurate coverage of communities of color.

Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. Expands and mobilizes philanthropic resources to underserved AAPI communities.

Asian MBA International. Global online community dedicated to helping current Asian MBA students, working professionals with MBA degrees and those interested in pursuing an MBA degree.

Association for the Study of Higher Education. Promotes collaboration among those engaged in the study of higher education.

Association of Asian American Investment Managers. Promotes ethnic and gender diversity within the investment industry.

Association of Black Women in Higher Education. Advocate for and celebrant of the accomplishments of Black women in higher education.

Association of Fundraising Professionals. Empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through education, networking, research and advocacy.

Association of Latino Professionals for America. Focused on creating generational impact in Hispanic communities.

Association of LGBTQ Journalists.  LGBTQ journalists and other communication specialists.

Blacks in Higher Education. Job board committed to increasing qualified minority candidates for staff, faculty and management employment opportunities at colleges and universities.

Change Philanthropy. Coalition of philanthropic networks working together to strengthen bridges across funders and communities.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy. News source for nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, grant makers and others involved in the philanthropic world.

Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage. Ensuring people of African heritage fully participate in and equitably benefit from the legislative process.

Council on Foundations. Community of philanthropic professionals who lead with integrity, serve as ethical stewards and advocate for progress.

disABLEDperson, Inc. Nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce the high unemployment rate of individuals with disabilities.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. News source for diversity issues in higher education.

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. Empowering emerging leaders and elevating philanthropic practice in order to build a more just, equitable and sustainable society.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Network of organizations working to increase the impact of the philanthropy intended to enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.

GEO Funders. Committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice.

The HBCU Career Center. Supports the career development of HBCU students and alumni by bridging the gap between educational and corporate life, helping organizations diversify teams and hire Black talent.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Champions of Hispanic success in higher education through promoting the development of member colleges and improving access to and quality of post-secondary educational opportunities.

Hispanics in Philanthropy.  Strengthening Latino leadership, influence & equity through philanthropy.

Hmong American Partnership.  Promoting the heritage, improving the lives and strengthening neighborhoods through social and development services.

Institutional Allocators for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (IADEI). Consortium of endowments and foundations that seek to drive diversity, equity and inclusion across the investment management industry.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. Dedicated to the conscientious investigation of the status and prospects for African-Americans in higher education.

Latinos in Higher Ed. Latino professional employment website designed specifically for the higher education community.

Minneapolis Federation of Teachers. Represents teachers, related service and education support professionals of the Minneapolis Public Schools.

Minnesota Council on Foundations. Works to strengthen and expand philanthropy in Minnesota.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Informing nonprofits and the nonprofit sector.

Mission Investors Exchange. Investing network for foundations dedicated to deploying capital for social and environmental change.

MNTech — Women Leading in Technology. Promotes and empowers women in technology across Minnesota.

National Association of Asian American Professionals. Cultivate and empowers Asian and Pacific Islander leaders through leadership development, professional networking and community service.

National Association of Black Journalists. Career services and advocacy for Black journalists worldwide.

National Association of College and University Business Officers. The voice of higher education business and finance.

National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. Group for diversity officers in higher education, leading schools toward inclusive excellence through institutional transformation.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Dedicated to the advancement of Hispanic journalists in the United States and Puerto Rico.

National Black Chamber of Commerce.  Empowering Black entrepreneurship.

National Black MBA Association.  Developing intellectual and economic growth of the Black community.

Native American Journalists Association. Serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.

Native Americans in Philanthropy. Promotes equitable and effective philanthropy in Native communities.

New America Alliance. Business initiative promoting American Latino leadership across sectors.

North American Food Systems Network. Offers professional development opportunities for those supporting the development of equitable and sustainable local and regional food systems.

North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Advocates for and strengthens nonprofits in North Dakota.

Out & Equal. Working on LGBTQ workplace equality.

Philanthropy News Digest. Covers the ever-changing world of philanthropy.

Pollen. Inspires action through media arts.

Private Equity Women Investory Network. Organization for senior women leaders in private equity.

Propel. Fuels the impact of nonprofits with guidance, expertise and capital.

Prospanica. Empowers and enables Hispanic professionals to achieve their full educational, economic and social potential. National job board, driving up employment for American’s with disabilities.

SACNAS. Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in science.

Toigo Foundation. Promotes a culture of inclusion and fosters leadership by underrepresented talent.

Tribal College Journal. The journal of American Indian higher education.

United Negro College Fund. Nation’s largest minority education organization.

Women’s Association of Venture & Equity. Committed to the development and advancement of women in private equity and venture capital.

Women in Manufacturing. Provides support to women in the manufacturing industry.

Women in Technology. Leadership development, education, networking and mentoring opportunities to advance women in technology.

Do you have additional resources? Please send them to us so we can update this list!

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Rick Clevette, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Mortenson

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