AFP IDEA: Social Justice

Below are recent AFP articles, videos and commentary on the issues of social justice and equity.

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Heartbroken, Determined, Proud

AFP Chair Martha Schumacher, CFRE, ACFRE, MInstF, discusses how we can come together globally as she addresses Pride Month and social justice.


While It Matters

Birgit Burton, founder of the African American Development Officers Network, takes over Mike’s Monday Message on June 8 and talks about the stories of racism that affected her growing up and how we can take action.


Beyond Services: Being the Voice of the Unheard

President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, recently shared his thoughts and AFP’s position on the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the resulting protests. AFP members represent thousands of different missions but stamping out institutional racism must be a priority for all of us.

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The Issue of Racism in the Fundraising Profession

When Birgit Smith Burton read the title of this article to a colleague, she was shocked and questioned, “Is there really racism in the fundraising profession? Who knew?” For those who have not experienced it, this will be news. 

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