I.D.E.A.

AFP Alaska Chapter I.D.E.A. definition:

As an inclusive community of fundraising professionals committed to social justice, the AFP Alaska Chapter seeks, embraces, engages, respects, values, and responds to the voices of individuals, groups, and organizations with diverse experiences, perspectives, abilities, identities, thoughts, and cultures as it supports equitable and accessible professional growth within the fundraising profession in communities across our state. 

AFP Alaska Chapter Board Resolution on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (I.D.E.A.):

Adopted by the AFP Alaska Board February 17, 2021

WHEREAS the vision of AFP Global is to stimulate a world of generosity and positive social good through fundraising best practice; and,

WHEREAS the mission of AFP Global is to empower individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy; and,

WHEREAS the AFP ALASKA CHAPTER defines IDEA:

As an inclusive community of fundraising professionals committed to social justice, the AFP Alaska Chapter seeks, embraces, engages, respects, values, and responds to the voices of individuals, groups, and organizations with diverse experiences, perspectives, abilities, identities, thoughts, and cultures as it supports equitable and accessible professional growth within the fundraising profession in communities across our state.

WHEREAS philanthropy requires a continuous renewal of ideas and perspectives that reflect the evolving needs and diversity of the communities it is embedded in through the equitable participation of its members; and,

WHEREAS the AFP ALASKA CHAPTER recognizes inclusion as essential to the vitality; creativity; innovation; strength; and, impact of any organization; and, that inclusion involves respectful environments intentionally open to all; values and welcomes the contributions and equitable participation of every individual; and, reflects and represents those they serve; and,

WHEREAS the AFP ALASKA CHAPTER recognizes the diverse makeup within and between the communities that we serve and values these differences as integral to our overall makeup, operation and effectiveness as a statewide organization; and,

WHEREAS the AFP ALASKA CHAPTER will be guided by the principle that equity means more than treating people in the same way; it requires creating a level playing field for individuals or groups according to their respective needs, which may include equal treatment or treatment that is different but is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations and opportunities; and,

WHEREAS the AFP ALASKA CHAPTER is committed to fostering attitudes, behaviors, and procedures to facilitate access that promotes equity and diversity, fosters inclusion and allows people to maximize their contribution to our organization and communities they serve; and,

WHEREAS the AFP ALASKA CHAPTER is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and access in the selection process and criteria for all staff, board and volunteer positions, committees and working groups; and,

WHEREAS the AFP ALASKA CHAPTER Board will set IDEA goals appropriately aligned with their position as a statewide organization; and,

WHEREAS the AFP ALASKA CHAPTER will set IDEA goals, consistent with the overarching AFP Global goals but tailored to meet our unique constituents and stakeholders;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE AFP ALASKA CHAPTER will prioritize inclusion, diversity, equity and access by taking continuous, quantifiable actions, dedicated to these goals, throughout AFP governance; leadership and staff; chapters; committees; membership; volunteers; and, programs and activities.

Source: Adapted from the AFP Global Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Board Policy adopted on October 14, 2017.

 https://afpglobal.org/inclusion-diversity-equity-and-access-board-policy-english-and-french


AFP Global I.D.E.A.


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 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 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.

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