A Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Fundraising

According to a recent article published in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education magazine, 9% of the workforce in advancement offices in Canada and in the United States identify as “non-white”. In the context of this article, “non-white” is the description used to describe Asian, Aboriginal, Black, Hispanic, as well as multiracial heritages.

The following paper seeks to follow in the footsteps of AFP’s strategic goal of “connecting communities around the world by promoting diversity to donors, boards and fundraisers”, but with a focus on how this could be practically achieved within the academic setting in Canada.

By: Zaina-Sophie Salibi

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