One of the goals of the initiative will be to gather the increasing number of resources related to gender equity. We will develop a library for information and data. Research will also help us develop resources that are based on best practices, innovation, and real-world scenarios.


New Research Finds Gender Gap Persists in Fundraising Salaries, Identifies Key Factors in Compensation Levels.
Gender accounts for a 10 percent difference in salaries between male and female fundraisers, according to new research by AFP.

February 2018

Comprehensive survey of sexual harassament in the fundraising profession done in partnership with the Chronicle of Philanthropy.    Preliminary results and announcements will be made in early April and at the International Fundraising Conference.

AFP Compensation and Benefits Report

AFP's Compensation & Benefits Report provides valuable data on the characteristics of individual fundraisers—backgrounds, experience, and responsibilities—and paints a picture of the current state of the profession. Every year we find that female fundraisers make, on average, $15,000 – 20,000 less than their male counterparts.  More Information and Related Reports 

Women in the Workplace 2017

Women in the Workplace 2017 is a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. This research is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to give organizations the information they need to promote women’s leadership and foster gender equality. As a partner of Lean In, AFP is able to share the report and resources:  2017 Women in the Workplace Report

"Want Better Outcomes? Take a Hammer to Your Company's Glass Ceiling"

Published by the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University, this resource shares the difference in positions and wage earning between men and women, common barriers that prevents women from advancing to executive positions and the US progression on the pay gap trend.  Read the Report

Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

A new report following up on the ground-breaking 2017 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey from the Building Movement Project shows that the nonprofit sector places particular burdens on women of color.

Please share any additional research on gender equity that you think we should highlight.