IDEA Definitions:  Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access


AFP Indiana Chapter defines inclusion as our ability to attract, retain, accommodate, embrace, involve, and empower people who are valued, accepted, comfortable, and celebrated in our chapter.


AFP Indiana Chapter defines diversity as encompassing, without limitation, race, color, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion, faith, nationality, age, economic class, educational level, language, physical mobility and ability, geography, marital and parental status, and years of service in profession. Chapter diversity means our membership represents and includes all individuals, experiences, and perspectives committed to the philanthropic sector.


AFP Indiana Chapter defines equity as the acknowledgement that people or groups have an unequal starting place and work is needed to correct and address imbalances. Equity ensures that a person or group of any identity receives the unique opportunities needed to reduce or eliminate barriers for them to grow, contribute, and develop.


The AFP Indiana Chapter defines access as equitable opportunities to take advantage of our benefits and membership to maximize their contribution to the communities they serve. To achieve access, we will foster attitudes, behaviors, and procedures that remove actual or perceived barriers which prevent participation.