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.


The 2017 Conference on Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership was a tremendous success.  Thank you to the Leadership Co-Chairs, Conference Planning Committee, our CASE Colleagues and Georgia Tech Colleagues for their tireless efforts to insure that the conference went off without a hitch!  Enjoy these pictures from the conference.

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. 



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