Aloha Chapter Statement of Diversity
AFP Aloha Chapter Diversity and Inclusion Philosophy Statement
AFP Aloha Chapter believes that the organizational culture that embraces diversity and inclusion creates a strong, vital and unified force for the effective pursuit of its mission and fundraising success.
AFP Aloha Chapter Diversity and Inclusion Definition
Diversity and inclusion for this chapter will be achieved with a broad representation of its membership with regard to experiences, perspectives and cultures. In order to ensure that the best possible thinking, opportunities and solutions are considered in its management and its intention to create a respectful and welcoming environment that is open to all, this chapter will seek to include individuals and groups from Hawaii's diverse cultural, generational, religious and other identified groups.
The Friends of Diversity Designation recognizes those AFP chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the advancing diversity strategic goal. This designation encourages chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase diversity within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy in all cultures.
AFP Aloha Chapter Resolution on Diversity
The AFP Aloha Chapter Board of Directors formally adopted the following resolution on diversity at its January 15, 2016 meeting:
WHEREAS the mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is to enable people and organizations throughout the world to practice effective and ethical fundraising through education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy; and,
WHEREAS AFP is committed to educating and encouraging its members and the non-profit sector to better serve their respective communities; and,
WHEREAS AFP defines diversity as the seeking and achieving of a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures; and,
WHEREAS AFP 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 Aloha Chapter is committed to diversity as an ongoing proactive process in its governance, committees, membership, programs and activities.
AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund Overview
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA - To be awarded the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship, the recipient must:
- Be an AFP Member in good standing of AFP
- Be a fundraising professional who self identifies as coming from an eligible diverse community as defined by AFP (African-American, Asian, Faith-based, GLBT, Hispanic, Jewish or Rural) or be a fundraising professional or fundraising executive director employed by an eligible AFP diverse community where 50% or more staff members are from that diverse community or a nonprofit organization that serves a 50% or more eligible AFP diverse community client base.
- Be employed by a nonprofit organization with an annual operating budget of $2 million or less.
- Be a first time AFP International Conference attendee.
- If selected, show their commitment to attending the conference by making a payment of $10 as an administrative conference fee and provide additional funds to cover expenses beyond those covered by the scholarship.
- Fully complete the scholarship application. Agree to submit a post-conference evaluation.
Sample AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Application
Each year in the fall, the Scholarship Application to attend the Diverse Communities Conference as a part of the AFP International Conference is a competitive process. The following are the content areas of information on the application that is fowarded to our AFP International Headquarters for review and selections of a scholarship candidate. See above for this year's or the upcoming deadline for the application process.
Name, Title, Organization, Address, Home & Work phones, Email, Years in the Fundraising Profession, AFP Member#, and Member since (enter Join Year)
Eligible Diverse Community(ies)
Diversity by Community: African-American, Asian, Faith-based, GLBT, Hispanic, Jewish or Rural
Organization’s Operating Budget $_______________ (must be less than $2 million annually operating budget) Organization’s Development Department Budget $_______________
Previous Training in Fundraising
Please specify courses, seminars, conferences attended for prior two years
Selection of a Self-Defined Diveristy Statement:
- I am a fundraising professional who self identifies as coming from an eligible diverse community as defined by AFP (African- American, Asian, Faith-based, GLBT, Hispanic, Jewish or Rural)
- I am a fundraising professional or fundraising executive director employed by an eligible AFP diverse community where 50% or more staff members are from that diverse community.
- I work for a nonprofit organization that serves a 50% or more eligible AFP diverse community client base.
- Please check all below:
- I am employed as a full-time fundraising professional or spend at least fifty percent of my time fundraising for my employer.
- I have never attended an NSFRE/AFP International Conference on Fundraising and understand that only one individual can be selected for the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship.
- I understand that this may be a partial scholarship (conference fees only) and that I may be required to find additional funds needed to attend this conference (such as travel expenses).
- I understand that my name as the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholar may be listed/promoted in AFP communications
- If selected, I agree to personally make a payment of $10.00 towards the conference administrative fee.
The Applicant and the Executive Director or Immediate Supervisor’s Signature is required
Please answer the following questions in short essay format using less than 350 words each. Please type or print clearly.
- Please tell us about your level of engagement with AFP. We are interested to know about your recent involvement with AFP, (such as the Mentor Program, National Philanthropy Day, Fundraising Day, monthly programs, committees of the Board of Directors and the like). Describe your roles, attendance frequency, etc.
- Given the organization operating budget and development budget information you provided, please present the financial need for this AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship (information provided here may assist the selection committee in choosing a candidate).
- What types of actions/experiences have you participated in that can reflect your own dedication to the cause of inclusion, particularly with people who are not like you?
- How will your attendance at the AFP Conference benefit the organization where you work?
- Please make your case as to why you believe you should be chosen as our 2012 AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholar.
- Your Current Resume
- Copy of your organization’s 501(c)(3) ID number or Registered Charity Number
- Personal/Professional Letter(s) of Recommendation (optional)
Submit all materials to:
Lori Gusdorf, CAE - VP, Membership & Chapter Services, Association of Fundraising Professionals 4300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203 (800) 666-3863 ext 449 Fax: (703) 684-0540 firstname.lastname@example.org