New Faces of Fundraising

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New Faces of Fundraising is designed to introduce diverse participants to the field of non-profit fundraising. The program was created by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is funded by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF).

New Faces participants are newly minted members of AFP and are benefiting from the guidance of a mentor from the field. The capstone of their New Faces experience will be a 200-hour paid summer internship funded by GCF.

Internship placements will be made through a competitive application and pairing process. We want these participants to gain meaningful, hands-on fundraising experience at a local non-profit. Pairings will be made based on the proposed internship experience, the non-profit’s need for development support, the student’s philanthropic interests as well as time and scheduling considerations.

If your organization is selected to host an intern, you and the participant will agree upon a work schedule and an evaluation procedure before the internship placement is confirmed.

The New Faces of Fundraising Class of 2019 has already been selected!

The 2019 Host Organization Application is open now.

>>Want to apply? CLICK HERE to apply online. Application deadline for hosts is Friday, May 31, 2019.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact the committee by e-mail at

The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of AFP, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation have partnered to present an innovative recruitment program for students interested in non-profit fundraising called New Faces of Fundraising.

Fundraising is one of the most rewarding careers imaginable and it was named one of the top 30 careers in the coming decade by US News and World Report. It’s a career where you can make a profound impact on the causes you care about each day.

The mission of New Faces of Fundraising is simple: We want to increase the number of diverse individuals intentionally entering the field of non-profit fundraising. The composition of our nation’s population is changing dramatically and, in turn, we want to increase the number of trained and qualified fundraisers to meet the growing need. We want to be proactive in serving the new and diverse donors of the future.

New Faces is unlike any other philanthropy program in Greater Cincinnati. Sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), participants will receive:

  • Unprecedented access to professionals in the non-profit industry
  • Free “Fundamentals of Fundraising” Training (a seven-topic master class in fundraising)
  • A complimentary membership to the Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • A paid 200 hour summer internship at a local non-profit

Want to host a New Faces of Fundraising participant? CLICK HERE to apply online. The deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2018.

2019 Class has already been selected!

If you have questions, please contact us at or 513.315.4331.

Congratulations to our 2017 Class Participants!

New Faces of Fundraising Alumni

New Faces of 2016

New Faces of 2015

New Faces of 2014

New Faces of 2013


2013 & 2014 Charles R. Stevens Excellence in Diversity Award Recipient!