Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and 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.

We are committed to these principles as an ongoing proactive process in our governance, committees, membership, programs, and activities.

 We promote philanthropy and support the effective and ethical work of the diverse community of Greater Austin fundraisers.

 We define diversity as the meaningful recognition of individual and collective differences in identities, perspectives, traditions, abilities, and life experiences.

 We work to provide equity so that no one is discriminated against because of their characteristics.

 We value and believe in inclusiveness as a means to effectively support all philanthropic professionals in their pursuit to create a world where every living thing can thrive.

 We seek to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive industry that inspires and attracts an intergenerational group of fundraising professionals.

 We recognize disparities in philanthropic leadership and are committed to creating opportunities for diverse leadership that reflect the communities we serve.

 We rigorously uphold a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating safe spaces to call out inherent bias and discrimination in all its forms.

 We are committed to building a chapter that is reflective of the rich diversity of Greater Austin.

 AFP Greater Austin’s IDEA Initiatives

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

The AFP Greater Austin Outreach Committee is in the process of creating an IDEA Action Plan that will act as a set of guidelines and commitments to ensure that IDEA initiatives are intrinsic and embedded into all activities and actions of the Chapter. Contact Melinda Gonzales Boe ([email protected]) for more information.

The Communitarian Award is 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. 

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