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.


Please mark your calendars for the sixth Conference on Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership which will take place April 12-13, 2018 in Washington D.C. 

In the meantime, enjoy these pictures from the 2017 conference.