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Broaden Our Reach: Affinity Group Websites

Updated: May 18, 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

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

Pollen. Inspires action through media arts.

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.

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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