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Fundraisers impact people’s lives daily. The IDEA Impact Program seeks to positively impact the daily lives of fundraisers.

Our goal for fundraisers

AFP now has an opportunity—and a responsibility to not only invest in the areas of equity and access, but also to be leading the charge for all fundraisers; men and women alike to ensure AFP and the sector stay relevant not only to fundraisers, but to donors as well. We must take a comprehensive look at the barriers to professional equity and create resources to help tackle these issues.

One Program, Many Initiatives

The AFP IDEA Impact program will use a phased, multiyear approach to create initiatives focused on different diverse communities. Each initiative will have four components; research, education and training, support, and awareness geared towards effectively preparing the next generation of diverse fundraisers to lead the profession. The program and its initiatives will work to create a fundraising profession that is not only diverse, but inclusive and equitable.

Women's Impact Initiative

The Women’s Impact Initiative (WII) is an 18-month initiative to assess, address and highlight the specific issues and challenges that women in the fundraising profession face.

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Young Professionals' Impact Program

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African-American Professionals' Impact Program

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LGBTQ Professionals' Impact Program

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