Broadcaster June Sarpong explains why she thinks it is so important for fundraising, and the charity sector more widely, to be diverse.
Joyce Fraser explains why the fundraising sector needs the #ChangeCollective, and how the National Fundraising Awards are an opportunity for an equal, diverse and inclusive range of individuals and organisations to receive recognition.
ActionAid’s Chief Executive Girish Menon explains the work the charity is doing on becoming an organisation that has diversity and inclusion at the heart of its culture and is embedded in feminist principles.
Harpreet Kondel is a Fundraising Specialist who sits on the Board of Fundraising Convention. She explains why she thinks the success of the #ChangeCollective will require a dramatic culture shift within the sector.
Sam Butler, Director of Fundraising at Tibet Relief Fund, explains why he is involved with the #ChangeCollective and what he would like to see the movement achieve.
Jonathan Levy explains why he thinks the fundraising sector needs the #ChangeCollective and why the movement matters so much to him.
A reflection from Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, on why supporting the fundraising community to become more equal, diverse and inclusive is one of the biggest challenges for the whole charity sector.
I was both shocked and inspired by the debate when I convened a panel discussion about Women in Fundraising at this year’s Fundraising Convention.
As a recent convert to the charity sector, I have been intrigued to observe the differences this sector brings in comparison to the commercial companies I have previously worked for – the abundance of cake, endless jargon and the inspirational can-do mentality from the people around me. However, one of the biggest surprises I’ve found is the predominance of women who work in this sector.
For me, the topic of diversity and the broad range of under-represented groups in fundraising really strikes a chord. I’m proud to work for Scope, a charity that works incredibly hard to get disabled people into, and staying in, employment. I'm also proud to be on the board of the IoF Fundraising Convention where there will be a focus on how we can all make the sector more diverse.