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Diversity

Diversity in Fundraising

AFP Saskatoon is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. At its October 2015 meeting, the AFP Board formally adopted a definition of, and resolution on, diversity and inclusion that will guide its development as an engaged community of fundraising professionals.

 

Definition of Diversity

Diversity and Inclusion in Fundraising – seeks to achieve a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, and cultures to ensure that the best possible thinking, ideas, opportunities and solutions are considered; intentionally creates a respectful and welcoming environment that is open to all; and appreciates the unique contributions of every member of the community.

 

Resolution On Diversity

“WHEREAS the mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Saskatchewan (SK) Saskatoon Chapter is to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.

WHEREAS AFP SK Saskatoon Chapter is committed to educating and encouraging its members and the non-profit sector to better serve their respective communities; and,

WHEREAS AFP SK Saskatoon Chapter defines diversity as the seeking and achieving of a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures; and,

WHEREAS AFP SK Saskatoon Chapter values inclusiveness as an essential source of vitality and strength for the effective pursuit of an organization’s mission;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT AFP SK Saskatoon Chapter is committed to diversity as an ongoing proactive process in its governance, chapters, committees, membership, programs and activities.”

 

Useful Links:

AFP International’s Diversity Page: www.afpnet.org/About/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3120&navItemNumber=4399

TRC and the Declaration of Action:  www.philanthropyandaboriginalpeoples.ca/declaration

Saskatoon Open Door Society: www.sods.sk.ca

Station 20 West: www.station20west.org

Living Saskatoon: www.livingsaskatoon.com

Government of Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics: www.stats.gov.sk.ca/pop