Fundraising & Workplace Climate

The AFP Fundraising & Workplace Climate Page presents an overview of recent surveys and materials focused on inclusion, diversity, equity and access in the charitable workplace.

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The Fundraising Workplace Climate Survey

This three-part survey report, prepared by Megan LePere-Schloop, PhD, and Erynn Beaton, PhD, are based on research conducted online by researchers from The Ohio State University in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

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First Collaborative, Comprehensive Survey of the Fundraising Profession Shows Urgent Need for IDEA in the Workplace

A new study, led by AFP, involving eight other fundraising-related organizations, and sponsored by DonorPerfect, shows the fundraising profession is suffering from significant instances of bias and discrimination and will benefit from stronger leadership, more intentional support of staff and deliberate attention to creating policies and practices related to inclusion, diversity, equity and access.

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AFP/Chronicle of Philanthropy/Harris Poll Survey

Almost half of all fundraisers have some sort of personal experience with sexual harassment, with a quarter of all female fundraisers having been sexually harassed during their careers, according to a Spring 2018 survey by AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and conducted independently online by the Harris Poll.

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