The African American Development Officers (AADO) Network


AADO is comprised of individuals that have designated fundraising and/or development as their primary responsibility in their organization. The mission of the network is to foster professional development and facilitate interaction among members.

The AADO Conference began in 1999 as a reception for African American Development Officers from the Metro-Atlanta area and has grown into a national network with an annual conference hosted by Georgia Tech and (beginning in 2013) hosted in partnership with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The goal of the AADO Network is to annually provide an opportunity for members to network and gain knowledge through interaction with experts in the field of development.


Conference on Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership

The 2019 AADO/CASE Conference on Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership was a tremendous success. A huge thank you to all the sponsors, presenters, speakers, and attendees. For the first time in the history of the conference, we sold out! 

Make sure to put the dates of the 2020 conference on your Calendar – April 15-17, 2020 in Atlanta at the InterContinental Hotel. Stay tuned for the call for proposals and more information in August. 

In the meantime, click here to enjoy the pictures from the 2019 conference.