#ChangeCollective Summer Workshops

#ChangeCollective Summer Workshops

7 May 2019

Co-designing a more inclusive future for fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has today announced that they will host a series of workshops where BAME, disabled and LGBT+ fundraisers will come together to co-create programmes to help make the profession more equal, diverse and inclusive.

The new programme is part of the #ChangeCollective, a movement created to deliver the IoF’s Manifesto for Change, developed by our Independent Expert Advisory Panel on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 

The first workshop will be held on Monday 15th July, and the IoF is launching the event today, asking BAME, disabled and LGBT+ fundraisers to be a part of that event. The primary purpose of the day is to co-create the IoF’s approach to Affinity Networks and Role model programmes, identified as priority activities within the IoF’s Manifesto for Change.

This workshop will be led and delivered by Joy Warmington and Cheryl Garvey, of brap – the charity which helps people, communities, and the organisations that serve them turn equality into reality.

It will be free to attend and IoF will support attendance by paying reasonable expenses. For more information and if you are interested in applying to attend the workshops, go to www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/workshop

Joy Warmington, Chief Executive, brap, said:

We are really looking forward to supporting this day and enabling the ideas of fundraisers whose voices are often marginalised to be heard.  We anticipate that this will be an event which will kickstart the co-creation process between the Institute of Fundraising and fundraisers from the BAME, differently-abled and LGBT+ community, so that we can work together to get the right programmes to grow a more diverse and inclusive profession. Please come along – there is room for honesty, creativity and for action which moves this agenda forward.


Sufina Ahmad, Chair of the expert panel on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, said:

This workshop takes the IoF’s approach of embedding lived experience of prejudice and underrepresentation in the development of its Manifesto for Change to the next level of granularity. We need BAME fundraisers, disabled fundraisers and LGBT+ fundraisers to come together to co-create two important initiatives identified by the EDI Panel – Affinity networks and a role model programme. Please do get involved.


Further information:

  1. Read the Manifesto for Change here.
  2. For more information on the Change Collective and to sign up to the regular email click here.