Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The IoF/Barrow Cadbury Trust survey report, Diversity in the Fundraising Profession, published in 2014, found that there are fewer fundraisers from BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds than in the overall sector workforce and that there are more women than men, but concentrated in junior roles.  The IoF Strategic Framework 2017-2021 draws on that report in its aim to achieve a more diverse and inclusive workforce and organisation.

The IoF Board has appointed an independent Expert Advisory Panel to advise on how the Institute can best achieve its strategic objectives. View the terms of reference of the panel here.

Read more: Commitment over comfort: creating a more diverse and inclusive charity sector via ACEVO

Download: Racial diversity in the charity sector report (with ACEVO)


Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” - Verna Myers

sublanding The case for diversity and inclusion
The diversity of voices will make the sector and the fundraising profession stronger
sublanding Diversity Access Fund for Fundraising Convention
We have launched our first Access Fund, to enable a wider diversity of fundraisers to attend Convention
sublanding Diversity in the Fundraising Profession
The IoF/Barrow Cadbury Trust survey report published in 2013
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Learn more about our expert advisory panel members
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Read our blogs around diversity, equality and inclusion
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A collection of resources from external sources on diversity and inclusion