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Diversity Essays

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The views expressed herein are those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, or the organizations with which the authors are affiliated.

Diversity Essay: a glimpse at the gay and lesbian donor
Donna Red Wing surveys the motives of giving among gay and lesbian donors, including an emerging trend toward funding issues that directly impact gay and lesbian people.    

Diversity Essay: Black philanthropy in America
Giving, in the American black culture began during the slavery years and remains a significant and meaningful part of black culture, notes author Spencer I. Scott.    

Diversity Essay: Characteristics of Cuban-American fundrasing
Author Rolando Damian Rodriguez, CFRE believes that fundraising succeeds in any culture using the same basic human principles. He offers insights into the Cuban-American culture of South Florida.    

Diversity Essay: Fundraising in the Jewish community
Fundraisers in/for the Jewish community operate by an entirely different set of rules, advises Henry D. Lewis. Here are a few of them.    

Diversity Essay: Latino philanthropy in the U.S.
Juan Calixto, CFRE, notes that the Latino population has reached 35.3 million people, with purchasing power estimated to reach $450 billion. Fundraising among them is about  basics: Know your audience, get them involved, and follow through with good stewardship.    

Diversity Essay: Native American culture and fundraising
Prudence S. Precourt, Ph.D., CFRE, offers perspective on the general history and culture of Native Americans, and how these factors relate to current fundraising practices.    

Diversity Essay: Native American fundraising: Don't forget your blanket
Although Native Americans are people of infinite variety, there are some commonalities shared among Native communities that can be helpful in fundraising. Kay C. Peck, CFRE, explores.    

Diversity Essay: Philanthropy as a tenet of Islam
Islam is the second largest religion in the world, with 1.3 billion adherents in 184 countries, including three million people in the U.S. Author John Huebler offers basic information about the practices and teachings of Islam.    

Diversity Essay: traditions of giving and sharing in Asian cultures
Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Korean traditions of giving and sharing can be unique or have similarities to practices in other cultures. Janice Gow Pettey, CFRE, reviews.     



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