The evidence is clear: In the past ten years, the number of female fundraisers has grown within AFP and the sector by three percent, making our membership over 70 percent female. Yet, research shows that four out of five senior positions in fundraising are held by males. Furthermore, most nonprofit boards are comprised of males over the age of 50; a trend that increases as the size of an organization grows.
The Women's Impact Initiative is dedicated to understanding the issue of lack of female leaders within the sector. Please stay tuned as we update this section.