AFP-GPC Survey Results: Part 3

This is the third and final in a series of posts about the recent AFP-GPC survey. This post will focus on the questions we asked about diversity, inclusion, and racism/inequity in the workplace. 

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AFP-GPC Survey Results: Part 2

This is the second installment featuring the results of the AFP-GPC survey and focuses on the impact of COVID on nonprofit programmatic and fundraising activities.

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AFP-GPC Survey Results: Part 1

In late-June through mid-July AFP-GPC gathered information from our community through a survey.  The survey was open to both members and non-members.

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Evolution or Extinction? The Fundraising ABCs of Crisis Survival

Decades ago, I was chatting with a foundation president and, I’ll admit, being a bit of a wise guy.  My point was that fundraising is constantly changing. If you don’t evolve along with your donors, they’ll leave you behind.  

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Diversity in Hiring

Diversity in fundraising is a popular topic right now. We, as a profession, have recognized that we’ve got some work to do in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement spurred by the death of George Floyd. 

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At the intersection of courage and cowardice, where do you stand? For those who are wondering what can I do, my answer is, BECOME AN ALLY. 

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Shift the Storytelling Balance

Great storytelling motivates. It should make audiences feel something powerful and want to take action. As fundraisers, we are often the storyteller as we shape narratives to demonstrate impact, need, and heart to our donors and volunteers.

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Beyond the Ask—A Balanced Approach to Connecting With Donors

When people think of direct-response fundraising—even those in other parts of the development profession—they tend to think of one thing: fundraising appeals.

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Inclusion  Diversity  Equity  Access

At the intersection of courage and cowardice, where do you stand?
For those who are wondering what can I do, my answer is, BECOME AN ALLY.
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AFP-GPC is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, the philanthropic sector and throughout all of society. 

AFP-GPC is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse organization that reflects, is responsive to, and embraces the diversity of the communities we serve throughout the world; respecting and valuing all people. AFP-GPC is committed to promoting an inclusive, equitable and accessible organization where every member, volunteer, staff and board member can realize their potential and have their contributions valued.  

AFP recognizes that Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) are central to its mission. The following are AFP’s Statement of IDEA Principles:

  • Recognizing others as different but equal.

  • Respect and empathy for all.

  • Trust and integrity that facilitates the integration of different and multiple voices in organizational discourse.

  • Demonstrated appreciation for different voices, active listening; open to disparate viewpoints and opinions, and facilitating dialogues among the diverse groups.

  • Practicing and encouraging transparent communication in all interactions.

  • Developing participative decision making; problem solving; and, team capabilities.

  • Exploring potential underlying, unquestioned assumptions that interfere with inclusiveness.