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Spring 2014
Vol. 8 No. 1


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At the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, the Diversity Art Showcase highlighted local artist Mariano Bula. Mariano is high-functioning autistic—but that’s not what you see when you talk to him about his passion for art. The reason why he paints, and the incredible artwork itself, will gives you chills!

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Starting a Diversity Effort—Part One
Hoping to inspire other AFP chapters, organizations and communities to broaden their diversity efforts, Catherine Connolly, CFRE, takes on the challenge of chartering a diversity committee at her local chapter. Join her on her journey to change the face of fundraising in her community—as she tells you how to do it in yours! Read more and watch a special video interview with Catherine!

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Diverse Fundraising News

#Hispanics in #Philanthropy (HIP) Launches @HIPGive
HIP merges tradition and technology by releasing HIPGive, an online crowdfunding platform, developed to give donors the opportunity to invest in highly-effective programs led by Latino communities and Latin Americans. HIPGive strives to teach nonprofits to grow their skills and resources and will forge strategic partners across borders. (Latinola) Read more.

Potential Advice Not to Overlook International Students as Potential Donors
Students from abroad tend to pay more to attend a university in the U.S. opposed to their U.S. peers—with a large percentage of them (64 percent) using personal and family money. With this type of investment spent on U.S. universities, those same international families become loyal and are likely to be future alumni donors. These numbers show you not to ignore your international alumni! (Diverse Education) Read more.

BlackGivesBack.com Founder Shares View on Philanthropy
Instead of picturing the stereotype of African Americans being the recipients of others' philanthropy, the founder of BlackGivesBack shows that they are actually busy giving to diverse causes. Case in point—in 2012 a giving report shows that African Americans gave away 25 percent more of their income than Caucasians. (South Florida Times) Read more.

AFP Central—Diversity Style

Announcing the 2013 Friends of Diversity Chapters!
The Friends of Diversity designation recognizes those chapters that have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in advancing the diversity strategic goal over the past year. Congratulations to our 61 chapters who earned the designation this year. Read more.

2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
To ensure AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, we seek to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within AFP and to provide financial assistance for professional development for fundraising professionals who self-identify as coming from a diverse community. In order to make that happen, we need YOUR help! In 2014 we were able to send more individuals than ever to the AFP conference on fundraising, and we hope to send even MORE in 2015—it's quick and easy to make a secure online gift towards that effort! Thank you for your support! (For those who are interested in becoming a scholar, applications will be available in September.) Read more.


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