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Join an AFP Chicago Affinity Group Today!

AFP Chicago seeks individuals interested in exploring future networking opportunities and getting involved. To join one or more of these groups, please contact the co-chairs for more information. 

AFP Chicago African American Affinity GroupAfrican American Affinity Group
The AFP Chicago African American Affinity Group seeks to create a cohort of like-minded fundraisers to discuss strategies, turn obstacles into successes, and build a strong sense of community.



AFP Chicago African American Affinity Group Co-Chairs
Judith Coleman

Judith Coleman, CFRE

Andrea Porter AFP Chicago

Andrea Porter


Kathy Slaughter

Thank you to our African American Affinity Group Sponsor:

Alford Group

 API Affinity GroupAFP Chicago Asian/Pacific Islander (API) Affinity Group
The Asian/Pacific Islander Affinity Group provides opportunities for API development professionals to build community, explore our role as API fundraisers, and share successes, challenges, and resources.  The API Affinity Group welcomes any Chicago-based development professional with an API identity of any nationality, including but not limited to: Central Asian, East Asian, Native Hawaiian, Southeast Asian, South Asian and Middle East Asian. 

AFP Chicago API Affinity Group Co-Chairs


 LatinX Affinity GroupAFP Chicago LatinX Affinity Group
The AFP Chicago LatinX Affinity Group serves to strengthen the nonprofit community by creating a space where LatinX fundraisers can develop relationships, provide support, and share resources.



AFP Chicago Latinx Affinity Group Co-Chairs
Mauricio Huertas AFP Chicago

Mauricio Huertas

Natalie Ramos AFP Chicago

Natalie Ramos, bCRE

LGBTQ+ Affinity Group

AFP Chicago LGBTQ+ Affinity Group
The purpose of AFP Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Affinity Group is to create space for Chicago LGBTQ+ fundraisers to build connections and community, discuss career strategies, and share fundraising successes and challenges.



AFP Chicago LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Chair
Lauren Birchlove
Lauren Birchlove
Daniel Rosenstein
Daniel Rosenstein

Thank you to our LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Sponsor:

Campbell & Company 

Neurodiverse Affinity Group LogoAFP Chicago Neurodiverse Affinity Group 
The AFP Chicago Neurodiverse Affinity Group exists to create a safe space for neurodiverse fundraisers to thrive in community, affirm each others' unique strengths and capacities, and work to build a more accessible and welcoming field. The group supports visibility for neurodiverse fundraisers, with twin goals to provide space for neurodiverse fundraisers to feel themselves and at ease, as well as to shift the greater community's understanding of and accommodations provided for neurodivergent individuals.

The group welcomes all Chicago-based fundraising professionals and workers who identify as neurodiverse, including (but not limited to) those with Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dysnomia/aphasia, intellectual disabilities, speech disorders, Tourette syndrome, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. We also welcome fundraisers who are questioning whether a given neurotype/status/identity applies to them; self-diagnosed as well as clinically diagnosed individuals are both welcome.

AFP Chicago Neurodiverse Affinity Group Co-Chairs

 Thank you to our Neurodiverse Affinity Group Sponsor:


WFARE Affinity Group

AFP Chicago White Fundraisers Advocating for Racial Equity (WFARE) Affinity Group
Understanding that white people have a responsibility to address and dismantle racism, White Fundraisers Advocating for Racial Equity aims to develop a shared understanding of systemic racism’s manifestation in fundraising, nonprofits, and philanthropy; support individual growth for fundraisers to become anti-racist; and develop tools, techniques, and support for fundraisers to influence change in their workplaces and the broader sector towards a more racially-equitable society.

Fundraisers of any race are very welcome to join the group’s virtual meetings, which take place the second Wednesday of every month from 9:00 -10:00 am Central Time, on Zoom. AFP members and non-members are welcome. Registration links are found on the AFP Chicago events calendar.

AFP Chicago WFARE Co-Chairs
Patricia Broughton AFP Chicago
Pat Broughton, CFRE
Blair Janis AFP Chicago
Blair Janis
Jennifer Nahn AFP Chicago
Jennifer Nahn
aaron rodgers afp chicago
Aaron Rodgers
Marina Vulinovic AFP Chicago
Marina Vulinovic

Thank you to our African American Affinity Group Sponsor:

Alford Group