“We may not have chosen the time, but the time has chosen us.”
- Representative John Lewis
The IDEA (Inclusion. Diversity. Equity. Access.) Committee takes Rep. John Lewis words to heart and with intention as it leads the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s (AFP-GLAC) journey to achieve more equity and justice in the fundraising sector.
The IDEA (Inclusion. Diversity. Equity. Access.) Committee of AFP-GLAC helps to set the tone and culture and is responsible for creating and promoting safe spaces within the chapter for AFP-GLAC members, board leadership, program presenters, independent contractors and program content. It is comprised of board members and members who are committed to ensuring that the voices, perspectives and experiences of underrepresented groups are elevated, amplified and celebrated throughout the chapter and sector.
The IDEA Committee helps to drive the chapter’s diversity efforts. We are committed to having the broadest possible representation of individuals, experiences and perspectives in regards to membership, board leadership, program presenters/content, and resources with the ultimate goal of cultivating safe spaces for open and frank discussions on these critical issues. Everyone has a unique voice and this is the place where you can use it to make positive impact. We are aware that change won’t happen overnight but together anything is possible.
The AFP-GLAC IDEA Council
AFP-GLAC’s IDEA Council supports and works in tandem with the IDEA Committee to ensure inclusion, diversity, equity and access remain a core focus and deliberate priority of AFP-GLAC. Its members convene regularly to discuss the goals and efforts of IDEA for the chapter and are comprised of the Executive Board of AFP-GLAC.
AFP-GLAC Statement of Diversity
With Los Angeles widely recognized as one of the most diverse cities in the country, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Los Angeles Chapter (AFP-GLAC) celebrates and supports diversity in both fundraising and philanthropic awareness. For AFP-GLAC, diversity encompasses gender, religion, ethnicity, age, geography, abilities, sexual orientation, professional experience and income with regard to the composition of membership, board leadership, program presenters, independent contractors and program content. We also encourage diversity with respect to the organizations we represent from large, well established institutions to small emerging nonprofits, from faith-based, private and governmental to public.
AFP-GLAC defines diversity as a core value. It is an inclusive concept encompassing, without limitation, race, color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion, nationality, age, economic class, educational level, language, physical, mobility and ability, geography, and marital and parental status. The state of being diverse means having the broadest possible representation of individuals, experiences, and perspectives in all-encompassing terms.
AFP-GLAC IDEA Newsletter Publications and Presentations
Chapter IDEA Strategic Conversations PowerPoint – December 2020
Diversity Tool Box
Community Centric Fundraising
Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy
2020 AFP Resource List
How can I help my company increase workplace diversity?
Stanford Social Innovation Review
AFP-GLAC is proud to have received the 2023 AFP IDEA Champion Designation. This Designation confirms our support of inclusion of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds in the profession of fundraising.
To learn more about IDEA and/or join our efforts contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org