AFP is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, the philanthropic sector and throughout all of society.


Our goal for fundraisers

AFP now has an opportunity—and a responsibility to not only invest in the areas of equity and access, but also to be leading the charge for all fundraisers; men and women alike to ensure AFP and the sector stay relevant not only to fundraisers, but to donors as well. We must take a comprehensive look at the barriers to professional equity and create resources to help tackle these issues.


One Program, Many Initiatives

The AFP IDEA Impact program will use a phased, multiyear approach to create initiatives focused on different diverse communities. Each initiative will have four components; research, education and training, support, and awareness geared towards effectively preparing the next generation of diverse fundraisers to lead the profession. The program and its initiatives will work to create a fundraising profession that is not only diverse, but inclusive and equitable.


Learn more and get involved:



AFP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Definitions
AFP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Statement of Principles
AFP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Board Policy



AFP Banff Compass 2019 #Solveathon Insights Report – Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access in Fundraising – AFP Calgary & Area, sponsored by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada

2017 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Committee Recommendations

2015 Diversity and Inclusion Report

AFP Diversity and Inclusion Summit Report

Fellowship in Diversity and Inclusion – English

Fellowship in Diversity and Inclusion – French