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.

What's New

New AFP Research Highlights Intersectionality of Harassment and Bias With Gender, Race and Sexuality
In partnership with The Ohio State University, AFP conducted The Fundraising Workplace Climate Survey, which aimed to better understand equity and inclusion issues in the fundraising sector. Results from part two—which focuses on intersectionality and sexual harassment, bias and hiring practices—are now available. Results from part one were released in February.

The Fundraising Workplace Climate Survey
This survey report, prepared by Megan LePere-Schloop, PhD, and Erynn Beaton, PhD, was conducted online by researchers from The Ohio State University in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) between July 30 and August 30, 2020.

Additional Research and Reports

Sexual Harassment Prevention - Effective Prevention Practices and Policies

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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