AFP San Diego Chapter Board Resolution on Diversity
WHEREAS the mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego Chapter (AFP San Diego) is to empower people and organizations throughout the county to practice effective and ethical fundraising through education, training, mentoring, research, and advocacy; and,
WHEREAS AFP San Diego is committed to educating and encouraging its members and the non profit to better serve their respective communities; and,
WHEREAS AFP San Diego defines diversity as the seeking and achieving of a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures; and,
WHEREAS AFP San Diego values inclusion as an essential source of vitality and strength for the effective pursuit of an organization's mission;
THEREFORE, IT BE RESOLVED, THAT AFP SAN DIEGO is committed to diversity as an ongoing proactive process in its governance, chapter, committees, membership programs and activities.
Definition of Diversity:
AFP San Diego defines diversity as the seeking and achieving of a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures. Inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and strength for the effective pursuit of an organization's mission.
Inclusion makes our profession stronger. At AFP San Diego, we have a multitude of professionals from diverse backgrounds who bring a richness of knowledge, expertise and experience to our profession.
Cross-pollinating ideas among those from diverse backgrounds fuel innovation and keeps us sharp. Diversity and inclusion is a cornerstone of AFP San Diego’s values that guides our governance, our organization and our programs.
In 2015, AFP San Diego’s Board of Directors resolved to embrace diversity in principle and in action through an all-encompassing definition:
Diversity is the seeking and achieving of broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures. Inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and strength for the effective pursuit of an organization’s mission.
We walk the talk on inclusion. Through our programs, AFP San Diego facilitates dialogue among many voices as we share observations and practices with our peers.
AFP San Diego Chapter Scholarship Programs:
Colette M. Murray Fellows Program
AFP: The Social Network for Young Fundraising Professionals
Young Professional: Open to persons who hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising, work within the U.S. and Canada and are compensated for their services, and are 30 years old or younger, must subscribe to theAFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and its bylaws and promote the Donor Bill of Rights and be employed, or have been employed by an organization that provides benefits to society.$75.00 includes chapter dues.