Each year the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG) organizes an annual conference that is the only regular meeting in the United States specifically for funders interested in Africa. The 2019 Annual Conference, “Disrupting Silos, Connecting Conversations, Creating Impact: Part II – Exploring the Why” will be held May 1-2, 2019 at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice in New York City.
AGAG is committed to providing professional development opportunities to encourage interest in philanthropy and in Africa. So each year AGAG invites applications for two to four Conference Fellows who work as part of the conference team.
Fellows provide administrative and logistical support for the conference and receive the opportunity to meet professionals working in philanthropy, attend conference sessions, and to deepen their understanding of current issues and trends.
This is a non-paying opportunity and Fellows are responsible for their transportation and lodging costs. Meals provided include continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on both days.
Please note that AGAG has a strict no-solicitation policy for all our activities. Fellows must refrain from fundraising or soliciting funding during and after the conference. This is not a fundraising opportunity.
Fellows will perform a range of duties to ensure the smooth running of the Conference, including but not limited to: greeting and assisting participants, taking notes, monitoring sessions, room setup/breakdown, registration, and distributing materials. Appropriate business attire is required.
The application requires the following information:
Applications are reviewed and finalists are interviewed via video conference call. Based upon the results of the interviews the 2019 Conference Fellows are selected.
|March 11||Online Application Deadline|
|March 20||Finalists are notified|
|March 25 – 29||Finalists are interviewed via video conference|
|April 4||Selected Conference Fellows are notified via email|
|April 11||Orientation Call via video conference 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST|
|May 1 and 2||Conference Fellows report at 8:00 am for 2019 Annual Conference|