IDEA Champion Designation
The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Promote Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access strategic pathway.
2024 IDEA Champion Designation Application - Will Open Fall 2023
2024 IDEA Champion Designation Tracker
2023 IDEA Champion Document (with chapter samples)
AFP’s Strategic Plan is the blueprint for organizational growth and success in the future. For the strategic plan to be effective, it must be implemented through a partnership between the International Headquarters and the local chapters. As each chapter contributes its part to the overall Strategic Plan, AFP will meet its goals and continue to advance philanthropy and the fundraising profession around the world.
The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Promote Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access strategic pathway. This designation encourages chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase IDEA within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy in all cultures.
AFP Global Headquarters will publish a list of chapter goals. Chapters that successfully accomplish the six required goals and two optional goals during the previous calendar year – and submit a nomination form – will be honored with the IDEA Champion Designation.
The IDEA Champion Designation can be earned by all AFP chapters. Once a chapter fulfills the necessary eight goals, it becomes eligible to receive the award. The chapter award nomination form is due by January 31, 2024 for activities completed during 2023. The application must be signed by the chapter president and the chapter’s IDEA chair.
The goals may change every year, reflecting adjustments in the Strategic Plan and in AFP itself, although some goals may be constant year-to-year. Six goals will be required of all chapters participating in the program. The two other goals may be chosen by the chapter from the list of optional goals.
The AFP IDEA Committee reserves the right to confirm goals on a nomination-by-nomination basis as it deems appropriate.
AFP Global 2021-2023 Strategic Plan
Sample Chapter IDEA Champion Application Submissions
Member Demographics - Case for Updating Your Member Profile
AFP Global IDEA Programs
Chapter IDEA Chair's Resource Guide.
Presentation of Designation
AFP will award chapters that have accomplished the necessary goals to earn the IDEA Champion Designation and will be recognized at AFP ICON 2023.
IDEA Champion chapters earn the privilege of displaying the IDEA Champion logo on their chapter’s page on AFP’s website and may use the logo on their own websites, newsletters and stationery. Chapters will be listed in the IDEA section of the AFP website and on signage at AFP ICON. Each IDEA Champion chapter will also be awarded a free membership for a new member.
Application and Deadline
All nomination forms must be received on or before January 31, 2024. Receipt of the IDEA Champion nomination form will be acknowledged to the sender via email.
If you have any questions please contact Chapter Engagement.
Congratulations to the following 2023 IDEA Champion Chapters!
AFP AB, Edmonton & Area Chapter