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Affinity Groups

Edyth Bush Institute members have the opportunity to join a number of local affinity groups. Each group is centered around a particular area of specialization (marketing, human resources, young professionals, etc.) that meet occasionally to discuss topics relevant to the field. If you are a current member and you would like to join an affinity group, please contact the group administrators listed below.


Edyth Bush Institute Affinity Groups

Nonprofit Seasoned CEO Affinity Group

About: The Seasoned CEO Affinity Group is a free resource to CEOs/Executive Directors of Edyth Bush Institute member organizations that have five or more years in their current leadership position. Seasoned leaders discuss trends, best practices, and other timely topics among a trusted peer group who can offer insight, perspective, and support into nonprofit leadership challenges.

Date: The second Tuesday of every month
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Rollins College, Edyth Bush Insititute

Contact: If you are interested in joining this affinity group, please contact Margaret Linnane at


Grant Professionals Affinity Group (GPAG)

About: The Edyth Bush Institute (EBI) is pleased to welcome the Grant Professionals Affinity Group! We invite all grant writers and managers to attend! A free resource to members and non-members of EBI, our monthly meetings will offer a space to network, collaborate, and hear from funders, thought leaders, and peers in the sector.

Last Wednesday of the month
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Heart of Florida United Way

Contact: If you are interested in joining this affinity group, please contact Min Sun Kim at


Nonprofit Human Resource Affinity Group of Central Florida

About: The Nonprofit HR Affinity Group is a free resource to nonprofit Human Resources professionals of Edyth Bush Institute member organizations.  The purpose of this group is to provide a forum for nonprofit human resource professionals to share and gain best practices, knowledge, resources and networking.

Date: Quarterly
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

To register for meetings, please visit our calendar and select the HR Affinity Group Meeting.

Contact: If you have questions, please contact Karen Revels, Rollins College


Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Affinity Group

About: The Marketing and Communications Affinity Group serves as a free resource to Edyth Bush Institute member organizations to discuss trends, best practices and other important topics among peers who can help offer insight and perspective into ideas and projects.


Date: Every other month
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Rollins College, Edyth Bush Institute

Contact: If you are interested in joining the affinity group please contact the group coordinator, Brian Schulte at


Community Affinity Groups


Council of Volunteer Management of Central Florida
The mission of the Council of Volunteer Management (CVM) of Central Florida is to enhance the volunteer programs of non-profit organizations in the Central Florida area by assisting in the development and growth of volunteer services with a focus on networking, marketing and recruiting within the community. Launched in 1974, as the United Effort Volunteer Association, today's CVM provides a vital forum for information exchange and training for volunteer coordinators at non-profit agencies.

For more information please visit CVM's Facebook Page.



YNPN Orlando (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network)

YNPN Orlando empowers young nonprofit professionals with the skills and resources to become dynamic community leaders.

YNPN chapters around the county are building stronger young leaders through programming, education, and networking that provides a career pathway for nonprofit professionals. Through our national network, YNPN works to advocate for a sector that is more sustainable and effective in its talent recruitment, retention and development practices. YNPN is building a network of leaders around the country who can design, advocate for and lead this more sustainable and effective nonprofit sector.

We are a member-driven organization run completely by volunteers.

If you are a young professional new to the nonprofit sector or are thinking about a job in the nonprofit sector and would like to learn more about your career opportunities and to meet nonprofit professionals, please join our email list or become a member by visiting the YNPN Orlando local website or the chapter's Facebook page.

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