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Welcome to ADO  

We are a friendly community of fundraisers who are passionate about professional growth and committed to supporting one another. For 40 years we have helped our members increase donor engagement, raise more money, and communicate their impact more effectively.  We do this through interactive workshops and informative seminars, networking, mentoring, special events and more. Whether you’re new to development, or have a few years or several decades of experience, we’ve got something for you. And, we welcome suggestions!

Our goal is to empower fundraisers to succeed – for themselves, for their organizations, and for the people in our communities who ultimately benefit.

Why should you join?  In the words of our members, ADO is…

…incredibly welcoming

…a valuable resource

…professional pride, on display

…a support system

…a source of new ideas

…made up of people who appreciate the unique challenges of nonprofit fundraising

We would love to learn more about you and your mission.  To get started, join our mailing list to be notified about opportunities to learn from professional guest speakers and industry experts.  Attend one of our events, to network and share best practices with your development colleagues, and once you see the value of this community, we invite you to become a member.  


ADO was born when six development directors gathered in the summer of 1980 to talk about their agencies and brainstorm. This group understood that they had a lot to offer one another, and that they were stronger together. That fall we offered our very first educational workshop, and the rest… is history.

The Association of Development Officers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

333 Mamaroneck Ave #221
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 281-1731

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