AFP IDEA: Inclusion - Diversity - Equity - Access

AFP Greater Austin 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 Greater Austin is involved in numerous projects and partnerships related to IDEA and formally approved the following resolution: 

WHEREAS the mission of AFP Greater Austin

promotes philanthropy and supports the effective and ethical work of the diverse community of Greater Austin fundraising professionals; and,

is committed to educating and encouraging its members and the philanthropy sector to better serve their respective communities; and,

defines diversity as the meaningful recognition of individual and collective differences in identities, perspectives, traditions, abilities, and life experiences; and,

works to provide equality so that no one is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics; and,

values and believes in inclusiveness as a means to effectively support all philanthropic professionals in their pursuit to create a world where every living thing can thrive; and,

seeks to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive industry that inspires and attracts an intergenerational group of fundraising professionals; and,

recognizes disparities in philanthropic leadership and is committed to creating opportunities for diverse leadership—one that reflects the profession and the communities we serve; and,

rigorously upholds a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and creates safer spaces to call out inherent bias and discrimination in all its forms; and,

is committed to building a chapter that is reflective of the rich diversity of the Greater Austin Area; and,

acknowledges that to become an inclusive chapter is a learning process and will be proactive in the pursuit of meaningful diversity and inclusion practices; and,

THEREFORE be it resolved that 

AFP Greater Austin is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as an ongoing proactive process in its governance, committees, membership, programs, and activities.

Get involved in creating a diverse and inclusive AFP chapter! Join the Outreach Committee.

Learn about the Communitarian Award, your opportunity to honor someone who brings the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access to philanthropy especially in service to and support of marginalized people or groups.

Learn about the Mayor's Taskforce on Institutional Racism and how you can gain experience talking about institutional racism with others through Leadership Austin's "Beyond Diversity" courses.

Learn about AFP Global’s IDEA Initiative (Inclusion – Diversity – Equity – Access).