Every year, AFP honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Friends of Diversity Designation for performing specific activities designed to increase diversity and inclusion within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.
AFP IDEA - Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access
AFP is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, the philanthropic sector and through all of society. AFP is involved in numerous projects and partnerships related to IDEA. Visit afpidea.org to learn more.
Diversity Fellows & Coach Program
The Fellows Program offers the opportunity to learn through interaction with peers that have significant fundraising experience (at least five years). Coaches may advise on career paths, share information on regional development conferences and seminars or provide more detailed information relating to specific aspects of development. The guidance and relationship overall will be guided primarily by the desires of the fellow. The Fellows Program is intended to further the career skills and objectives of beginning/early development professionals or members new to the area. It is not designated to provide long term or extensive organizational assistance.
Applications are still open for the 2023 Diversity Program!
Click here to apply as a Fellow
Click here to apply as a Coach
*Application Deadline: October 7, 2022
Hear from two former Fellows!
Hear from the chapter's IDEA Chair!
Toni S. Paz, CFRE
||Rachel Jessica Simon, CFRE
For more information on the Diversity Fellows/Coach program, please contact Mentoring Co-Chairs, Rachael Floyd and Jasmine Okafor.