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2015 Combined Federal Campaign is over–see note below.

Aid for Africa Member Meetings

New York, NY, June 7, 2016

panthera-logoThanks to Aid for Africa member Panthera for co-hosting with Aid for Africa a meeting of NY member representatives at their offices in Manhattan. Members represented included African Childrens Haven, African Services Committee, charity: water, Hope Through Help, Indego Africa, Kenyan Education Fund, Village Health Works, as well as Panthera.


meeting-9-25-15V2Washington, DC, September 25, 2015

Aid for Africa staff and representatives from member organizations in the Washington area met for lunch on September 25th.  Discussions ranged from work priorities to the CFC. They welcomed Aid for Africa’s new board member Jean Claude Tchatchouang of the World Bank.

afacon14 group photoWashington, DC, May 2, 2014

Marriott Courtyard Chevy Chase
5520 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
9:00 am – 6:30 pm


Almost 60 participants, including representatives from 35 member organizations met for a day of presentations, discussions, and networking.

Photo right: Meeting participants enjoyed an out-door reception following the meeting.

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Speaker Bios

Yar Ayuel, Ambassador, RefugePoint
Julie DeVoe, Scholar Advisor, The Morehead-Cain Foundation, UNC, Chapel Hill
Julie Dixon, Deputy Director, Center for Social Impact Communication (CSIC),
Georgetown University
Cheryl Hamilton, Associate Director for External Relations, RefugePoint
Jacqueline Marie Lauer, Aid for Africa Scholar, Aid for Africa Endowment for Food and
Sustainable Agriculture at Tufts University’s Friedman School
H.E. Liberata Mulamula, Tanzanian Ambassador to the United States
Deogratias Niyizonkiza, Founder and CEO, Village Health Works
Courtney Petersen, Senior Communications Officer, Tostan
Travis Randall, Head of Marketing, Communication, and Outreach, Ubuntu Education Fund
Emily Rauch, Senior Interactive Producer, OmniStudio
Caryn Stein, Director of Content Strategy, Network for Good

*See presentations below.


Member Meeting Presentations/Resources

Building Partnerships with Aid for Africa: The Morehead-Cain Foundation Aid for Africa Presentation and Morehead-Cain Foundation Overview, University of North Carolina Julie DeVoe, Scholar Advisor, The Morehead-Cain Foundation, May 2014

Digital Persuasion–When Does Social Media Motivate Beyond Clicks? Insights from Research Julie Dixon, Deputy Director, Georgetown University Center for Social Impact Communication, May 2014

Partner Database–Georgetown University Center for Social Impact, May 2014

Building Partnerships with Aid for Africa: Aid for Africa Endowment for Food and Sustainable Agriculture at Tufts University’s Friedman School Jacqueline Lauer, Aid for Africa Scholar, May 2014

Communications Strategies–Partnering for More Outreach Courtney Petersen, Senior Communications Officer, Tostan, May 2014

Building Partnerships with Aid for Africa: Ubuntu Education Fund and Experian QAS Travis Randall, Head of Marketing, Communication, and Outreach, Ubuntu Education Fund, May 2014

The Changing On-line Landscape for Digital Giving from Donation Pages to Mobile Giving–Can Small Nonprofits Compete? Caryn Stein, Director, Content Strategy, Network for Good, May 2014

Recent Reforms at the U.S. Agency for International Development are Changing How the Agency Does Business—What are the Implications for Nonprofits in Sub Saharan Africa Roger Conrad, Senior Program Advisor, Office of the Assistant Administrator for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development, May 2012

Incorporating Social Enterprise into Nonprofit Programs—Bicycles in Africa
Michael Kollins, Chief Operating Officer, World Bicycle Relief, May 2012

How a School for Model Education led to Community Health and Development, John Wanda, Arlington Academy of Hope, May 2011


How to Take the Perfect Photo

Communicating Via Imagery (Georgetown University)
On-line publication about how to use imagery for storytelling


Audit/CPA Firms Recommended by Aid for Africa Members

Articles of Interest

Uniting Together to Make a Stronger Impact: Aid for Africa’s Story and SALSA

SALSA provides online support to help nonprofits and political campaigns ignite action and fuel change around the world by growing and engaging an online base of supporters. Salsa provides technology and offers strategic best practices, training, highly rated support and a strong online community.

Come Join Us

Check out Aid for Africa’s Facebook page, Twitter feed, Pintrest, and Youtube channel to see who has been highlighted recently. Send us ideas for how to feature your organization as well as your published news items for inclusion on our News page, and join our social media communities.

Aid for Africa Materials for Members

Member “To Do” List
Member Webpage Information
How Aid for Africa Funding Works

The Combined Federal Campaign 2015

The 2015 CFC completed in January 2016. The results have not yet been announced and are expected in April. Aid for Africa has begun compiling pledge and donor reports from the 150 Principal Combined Fund Organization’s (PCFOs) throughout the country. This process should be competed by May. Once complete, the lists of CFC donors will be posted on each member’s private Reports page in the Members Only section of the Aid for Africa website.

Thanks to Aid for Africa member Ubuntu Education Fund for its support of our 2015 Washington Metro poster outreach project. Ubuntu provided the photo that was used on the poster, which appeared throughout the Washington Metro system on trains and buses. Other members who participated in the project included Nurturing Minds, World Hope International, H2O for Life, Books For Africa, Maasai Girls Education Fund and the Fistula Foundation. View the poster on display below.

2015 Metro Poster

2015 Aid for Africa Metro Poster


* Your member reports are only accessible to those with your login information, so please keep it private.

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