Diversity

AFPCC Diversity and Inclusion Vision:

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter (AFPCC) believes that inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and strength for the communities we serve. Our chapter defines diversity as 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.

Board Resolution on Diversity:

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.