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About Our Chapter

Our Mission:

The Association of Fundraising Professionals- New Mexico Chapter (AFP-NM) empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical, inclusive, and community-centered fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy.

Our members agree to abide by the AFP Code of Ethical Standards

Guiding Statement:

AFP-NM is committed to building trust with the community, authentically engaging in anti-racism and equity work, and establishing both strong leadership and communication in delivering support to New Mexico fundraisers and nonprofit professionals. We strive to actively combat white supremacy culture, center the voices of those most impacted by colonization and discrimination, and serve as a model for fundraisers and nonprofit organizations led by those who value inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.

We acknowledge that, as a professional association, we can no longer adhere to "normal" procedure or "business as usual", but rather challenge ourselves to transform AFP-NM into an organization that acts within a consciously chosen set of norms and standards. Operating within a culture that is not inclusive harms both those it excludes as well as those it celebrates (THIS ARTICLE, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, outlines the damaging framework of this white supremacy culture).

AFP New Mexico recognizes its role in upholding racism and white supremacy. As an organization, it is essential that we work toward a culture of racial equity – that is, a culture “that is focused on proactive counteraction of race inequities inside and outside of an organization” (Awake to Work to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture from Equity in the Center). Indeed, we believe that centering race equity is the essential framework for intersections with many other identities.

We recognize that we will not ourselves determine whether or not our organization's transformative efforts over time are achieving success. An authentic shift in our chapter's culture, membership, programming, and practices can only be determined a success by those who have been historically dismissed, diminished, marginalized, and ignored.

Our Chapter's Strategic Plan:

AFP-NM Strategic Plan: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022