As fundraisers for nonprofit organizations, no matter our cause, we are part of the solution to making the world a better place - by listening, empathizing, inspiring, raising funds and taking action.
AFP stands for and fights for the values of inclusion, justice, diversity, fairness, generosity and compassion. Fundraising unites people - there is no place for exclusion, racism and oppression.
AFP members raise funds for thousands of different causes, but stamping out institutional racism must be a priority for all. Every donor we inspire, every dollar we raise, every colleague we support, every action we take - is another vital step on the journey to eliminating hatred and racism.
Most importantly, regardless of our race, gender, socioeconomic circumstances, sexual preferences, geography or any other applied labels, we must ALL act, and we must all act TOGETHER.
Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA
President and CEO
Association of Fundraising Professionals