Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA)

IDEA Conversation Series for AFP Manitoba Members

Fundraisers work to address the needs of a diverse society. Equitable participation of members, donors, and community partners is the goal.  We seek to equip AFP members to welcome and support a diversity of individuals that reflect the plurality of the communities we serve and offer pathways for them to succeed at creating an inclusive and accessible environment for all.   

Events over the last year have brought heightened attention to deep inequities in our society. What role does philanthropy play in this picture? What role should it (and we as fundraisers) play in addressing these imbalances? 

This conversation series is intended as an opportunity for us, as professional fundraisers, to learn tools to help us put IDEA ideals and principles to work in our personal and professional lives, and to provide a safe place to ask difficult questions and have tough conversations.

These are big conversations that can’t be addressed in one hour but we hope they will provide an opportunity to begin to examine the underlying assumptions, motivations and values we hold as fundraisers, and look at how they directly affect our work in fundraising.  

The five sessions in this series are:

  • Indigenous Perspectives on Fundraising
  • Reconciliation and Philanthropy
  • 2SLGBTQ+
  • Anti-racism and Allyship
  • Decolonizing Fundraising

    Important Information:

    The IDEA Conversation Series is an AFP member-only event and will be held via zoom.
    Registration details will be shared once they are confirmed

    Click here to read more on these amazing sessions

    Free Indigenous Culture and History Training

    "…racialized Canadians face discrimination as a lived reality every single day. There is systemic discrimination in Canada..."
    — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

    We are pleased to offer all AFP Manitoba chapter members in good standing the opportunity to register for a 2-hour online course on Indigenous Culture and History at no cost.*
    Click here to register

    “I really didn’t know what I didn’t know.  The Indigenous Cultural Training offered through AFP Manitoba in partnership with the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. is an eye-opening must for all Manitobans (and Canadians).  This is a new, direct approach to learning about truth and reconciliation and is worth every minute of your time as well as those you care about and influence.  I have a much better understanding. I am empathetic. I am growing and I am humbled.” – Nicole Hrehirchuk (President, AFP Manitoba Chapter)  

    To read more about the course, click here.

    IDEA Impact Program
    To stay relevant to donors and fundraisers alike, AFP is taking a comprehensive look at barriers to professional equity. Leading the charge with the IDEA Impact program, AFP is creating resources to help tackle the issues it identifies, nurturing a diverse, inclusive and equitable fundraising profession.

    The AFP IDEA Impact program will use a phased, multiyear approach to create initiatives focused on diverse communities. To remain up to date on the latest IDEA work, visit the IDEA website.

    Women's Impact Initiative

    The Women’s Impact Initiative (WII) is an 18-month initiative to assess, address and highlight the specific issues and challenges that women in the fundraising profession face. To access research materials, share our organization's story or find out ways you can get involved, visit the WII website.

    2021 IDEA Champion

    Thanks to the dedicated efforts of AFP MB members, our chapter is once again a certified IDEA Champion (formerly Friends of Diversity) for 2021. The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Advancing Inclusion and Influence strategic goal.

    Interested in helping ensure IDEA sessions remain accessible?

    Please contact Sponsorship & Stewardship Chair Evelyn Orlovitz at to discuss corporate partnership. Or click here for more info.