Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy: Impact Report
"With experience, I have come to understand that being a change-maker is a dynamic process, requiring vision and mentorship. This fellowship is the ideal avenue to evolve my career as a professional fundraiser and to ignite new opportunities to make a greater impact in the sector." - Mimosa Kabir
The Impact Report on the first year of the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program is now available. This report highlights the journey of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada’s Fellowship program and explores its impact on the fundraising field and philanthropy in Ontario with fellows, mentors and volunteers who participated in the program.
“The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade has been an exceptional partner,” said Leah Eustace, ACFRE, chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada. “We are grateful for both their financial commitment to increasing diversity in the voluntary sector and their partnership approach. AFP is so thankful to all the funders, volunteers, and supporters who make the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy possible.”
The Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program is shaping the future of philanthropy by making it strong, sustainable and diverse as we support 70 individuals, divided into two cohorts of 35, on their inclusion and leadership journey. This program is the next step in changing the face of philanthropy and ensuring it becomes—and stays—relevant for all of our communities. Our fellows will lead the fundraising profession to better reflect and respect the contributions, experiences, and needs of the many communities that make up this remarkably diverse country.
What makes this program stand out is the combination of access to AFP resources, specialized inclusion training and policy development work, and the incredibly strong, committed, and diverse network of mentors and fellows who are participating in the program.
“It’s an amazing program that transformed my professional life,” said Eugenia Duodu. “AFP has given me the confidence for fundraising—to tell my story and distinguish the organization and garner support. A lot of the success of our organization can be attributed to this fellowship.”