The Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter (AFPCC) believes that inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and strength for the communities we serve. In 2016, the AFP Colorado Chapter Board of Directors affirmed its commitment to diversity by adopting the following statement:

Inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and strength for the communities we serve. Diversity is the seeking and achievement of a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions, and cultures within philanthropy.

The pursuit of mission for AFPCC is strengthened by including people who have been traditionally underrepresented – including race, national origin, physical ability, sexual orientation and other self-identified underrepresented individuals – in the fundraising profession in programming, events, education and leadership. Through Diversity and Inclusion, AFPCC strives to achieve the following vision:

Create a welcoming and respectful environment that is open to all; 

  1. Expand strategies for recruiting and promoting professionals from diverse backgrounds into the fundraising field and help them and others understand the value and asset of their cultural background in the philanthropic community and workforce; 
  2. Assist fundraising professionals in advancing their work with diverse constituencies through education, training and development.
Our Board, along with our VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Kathleen Casanova, are actively partnering with individuals and organizations throughout Denver to ensure our existing programming are inclusive and are actively identifying new partnerships to help bring in new programs and opportunities for members.   If you are interested in partnering with AFPCC to help further our mission of diversity and inclusion, please contact Kathleen Casanova at kacasanova11@gmail.com.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Scholarship and Cohort Application - Deadline August 23, 2019

COHORT Application (WORD)

COHORT Application (PDF)


Resource Papers - Diversity Essays
Traditions of giving, philanthropic motives of America's diverse ethnic and culture groups.

Events and Resources from the Denver Foundation
Resources that will support your organization in staying the course with its inclusiveness work.

The Denver Foundation’s Inclusiveness Guide
This door provides opportunities to explore a comprehensive inclusiveness initiative, to consider a holistic rather than piece meal approach to the area of inclusiveness.

We are proud to be a Friends of Diversity Chapter. Here is the list of other chapters with the distinction for 2019.