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Summer 2014
Vol. 8 No. 2


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Diversity Touches All of Us, Whether Obvious or Not

Nikki's Notes

The co-chairs of the Diversity and Inclusion Summit, Jaye Lopez Van Soest, CFRE and James Phelps, ACFRE, know a thing or two about the importance of diversity awareness. Their words of wisdom for incorporating diversity into your programs and everyday work will help you in creating a more inclusive world.

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Different Connections—Working With Colleagues and Donors with Disabilities
Today, as many 20 percent of Americans and 17 percent of Canadians are living with disabilities. Jennies Watson, who has sustained two traumatic brain injuries, knows first-hand how crucial it is to correctly and respectfully communicate. She outlines nine tips for working with colleagues and donors with disabilities!

Starting a Diversity Effort—Part Two
In part one, Catherine Connolly, MBA, CFRE talked about why the AFP Sacramento chapter was starting a diversity committee, including their plan for HOW. Now, in part two, she's taking you through the start-up trials and tribulations, along with some advice on how (and why) to push through. Follow Catherine and her chapter on this journey to an effective diversity committee!

Upcoming AFP Webinar:

Getting Your Organization Onboard with Fundraising: Weaving a Philanthropic Culture
(September 24, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

You may be able to cultivate a relationship with a donor, but can you build a philanthropically cultural relationship within your organization? You shouldn't be the only one living in a philanthropic world. If your organization joined you, and its culture reflected your philanthropic beliefs, then it would be even easier to appeal to prospect donors. Attend this webinar with Andrea McManus, CFRE to gain an understanding of your organization's current culture and identify ways to improve your philanthropic synergy and attract and retain donors. Sign up today to get started!

See the 2014 Webinar Schedule!

Diverse Fundraising News

Diversity and Inclusion Summit Report
In October 2013 AFP, the D5 Coalition and the Joint Affinity Group (JAG) co-convened a Diversity and Inclusion Summit in Pittsburgh, PA. The report includes suggested considerations and action steps for the fundraising professional to take over the next five-year period. Read more.

Diversifying Tech: Crowdfunding For Women And Underserved Groups
The tech sector is mostly dominated by menparticularly young menin both talent and leadership. A new crowdfunding platform called Fund Dreamer aims to bring more women and diversity groups into the tech and business world by specifically supporting female-led businesses and projects. (Forbes) Read more.

AFP Central—Diversity Style

Accepting Applications for the 2015 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship
To ensure its programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, AFP seeks 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 2014 we were able to send more individuals than ever to the AFP International Conference, and we hope to send even MORE in 2015. To become a 2015 scholar, apply here! And it's never too late to make a gift to support our 2015 scholars—it's quick and easy to make a secure online gift towards that effort! Thank you for your support

Friends of Diversity
Congratulations to all of our chapters who earned the 2014 Friends of Diversity designation! Here's information on how to qualify for the 2015 honor.


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