As part of today's launch of the Change Collective Recruitment Guides, Martha Awojobi, former Corporate Partnerships Senior Executive at Refuge and Organiser at #CharitySoWhite writes about her entry to and progression in fundraising as black and queer.
As we today launch the Change Collective Recruitment Guides, Elizabeth Balgobin explains why they were created and the process behind their creation.
Speaking live from home to 1,500 fundraisers at this year’s Fundraising Convention Online, Sir Lenny Henry provided inspiration, motivation, and laughter in equal measures during his opening plenary.
There is a strength in thinking differently, says Jaz Nannar, and we need to question ourselves and each other to ensure recruitment practices reflect this. The Founder of Jaz Nannar Consulting and member of the IoF EDI Committee takes a look at what is meant by ‘fit’ when hiring into fundraising roles, ahead of the release of the Change Collective Recruitment Guides at Fundraising Convention Online next month.
Peter Lewis sets out why the Chartered Institute of Fundraising has signed up to the #CharitySoWhite open challenge to the sector, and says that crises – such as the coronavirus pandemic – give society opportunities as well as challenges.
As this week marks the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week taking place from 20 to 26 April, former Fundraising Director Polly Shute looks at the importance of Lesbian visibility, and explains why community is so much more important at time of crisis.
Or, EDI – what to do in a lull. Elizabeth Balgobin says that although right now normality has ceased in a lot of organisations, this crisis could provide an opportunity to cease old ways of thinking when it comes to EDI and instead do things more progressively.
Lizzie Ellis, Policy and Information Office at the Institute of Fundraising, says that an update to the diversity principle being consulted on as part of the proposed Charity Governance Code refresh would better help charities to have the right conversations at an individual level about equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
To mark LGBT+ History Month, Lucy Caldicott looks at the experiences of the LGBT+ community working in the UK charity sector, and says that the act of opening up space for honest conversations amongst staff will create a more inclusive and healthy environment.
Lucy Caldicott, Founder of ChangeOut, reflects on the top things for senior leaders to think about when ensuring that their organisation maintains an inclusive culture.