Welcome to the 2016 Cohort of Inclusion and Philanthropy Program Fellows
June 13, 2016
by Sahar Vermezyari
In our first year, 31 fellows in the Inclusion and Philanthropy Program accessed the AFP network and educational resources. They participated in specialized access and equity training, and they discussed tools and methods to plan their own inclusion projects, including measuring the impact of those projects.
The fellows worked one-on-one with highly experienced mentors. They also came together to share their own expertise, support each other, build a collective knowledge base and lead the way to increased inclusion in philanthropy.
The first cohort of fellows graduated on June 9 during a lunch session ceremony at Fundraising Day Toronto.
We are now excited to announce that 35 new fellows were selected in April for the second cohort of the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program and have begun their inclusive leadership journey.
Over the course of eight months, each Fellow will receive the following:
- Complimentary one-year membership from AFP
- Full scholarships to six AFP professional development and education opportunities, including the Fundraising Day conference, three-day fundraising Congress, Fundamentals of Fundraising and three webinars
- Full scholarship to customized diversity and inclusion sessions
- One-on-one senior level mentorship
- Opportunity to develop an inclusion project
- Support from the Program Manager throughout the fellowship
- A certificate of completion of the program
Congratulations and welcome to the 2016 Inclusion and Philanthropy Fellows! You can view their profiles on our website and you can also follow their journey on our blog by signing up for our newsletter. The Fellows for the upcoming year are:
Ada Siu Ting Tsang
This program is an AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada’s leadership initiative, and we are confident that it will help to further develop the fundraising landscape by building a pipeline of leaders that reflects the diversity of our communities in Ontario.
To become a mentor to a program Fellow, or for further information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sahar Vermezyari oversees the development and execution of all aspects of the Inclusion and Philanthropy program. She holds a Master’s in Social Work from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University. She has worked for more than 10 years in the nonprofit sector in a variety of settings and positions