With the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police and the protests that have ensued, many are asking what we can do to end racism in America and across the world. On June 15, AFP Global hosted a town hall for a conversation about the actions AFP and fundraisers can take to bring about a more inclusive and just profession and society. Hosted by Michelle Edgerton and including presenters Kishshana Palmer, Simone Joyaux, Ken Miller and Marco Corona, this town hall conversation is the first of many ongoing discussions between AFP and its members to ensure inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) principles are acted on and upheld within the sector.

Learn more about each of the panelists here & watch the town hall below:

The AFP Greater Toronto Chapter staff and Board of Directors, reiterate our commitment to supporting initiatives that combat anti-black racism and oppression within our Chapter and sector. We know there is more work to be done and we are committed to continuing to working together with each of you, our members and sector partners, to eliminate systemic anti-black racism and oppression and stamping out the inequities faced by Black Indigenous and racialized individuals within our sector as we work towards a more positive and equal future.

Please stay tuned for further updates on this work to come. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us at info@afptoronto.org should you have any questions or if you would like to get involved in this important work.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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: https://afpglobal.org/afp-idea-diversity-inclusion

 

Policies

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

 

Reports

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