AFP IDEA – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access

Board Resolution adapted January 12, 2024

The mission of the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter, an association of professionals, advances philanthropy by enabling its members and nonprofit organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising that changes our community for the better.

The vision of the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter is to be the recognized leader on fundraising and philanthropy in our area working to promote understanding of our profession and philanthropy in general.

We, the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter, will be inclusive and welcoming, while providing our members with the best educational offerings and professional development opportunities.

We recognize philanthropy requires a continuous renewal of ideas, perspectives, and practices that reflect the evolving needs and diversity of the communities in which its embedded through equitable participation of its members.

We strive to diligently understand our members’ needs and provide excellent service to members while creating and sustaining an efficient and effective operational structure that maximizes human and financial resources.

We will lead as an example in embracing and interweaving the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) in alignment with AFP Global and is committed to:

  • Fostering attitudes, behaviors, and procedures that facilitate equitable access and inclusion – allowing individuals to maximize their contribution to the chapter, and communities we serve; and,
  • Applying an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access lens in the selection process and criteria for all, volunteer positions, board appointments, committees, awards & scholarships; and,
  • Providing innovative and relevant professional and leadership development training programs that address the need to increase the participation of diverse populations within the non-profit profession.

AFP is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, the philanthropic sector and throughout all of society. AFP is involved in numerous projects and partnerships related to IDEA.

To view the mission of AFP global visit for specific projects and partnerships.

AFP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Definitions
AFP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Statement of Principles
AFP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Board Policy