About AFP Golden Gate

Founded in 1971, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate chapter provides professional support, education, and career enhancement opportunities for Bay Area fundraising-related professionals. With more than 450 active members, AFP Golden Gate serves as one of the largest chapters of AFP in the U.S. Our friendly and inclusive chapter inspires a high level of volunteer participation. We are a peer-driven organization, with an executive director and a highly engaged board of directors to lead the way in shaping and producing our dynamic programs and services. We are grateful for the generous contributions of Bay Area foundations, corporations and individuals who make our professional programs possible.


AFP Golden Gate promotes philanthropy and supports the effective and ethical work of the diverse community of Bay Area fundraising professionals.

IDEA: Inclusion-Diversity-Equity-Access

Board Resolution Approved March 2017

WHEREAS the mission of AFP Golden Gate:

  • promotes philanthropy and support the effective and ethical work of the diverse community of Bay Area fundraising professionals; and,
  • is committed to educating and encouraging its members and the philanthropy sector to better serve their respective communities; and,
  • defines diversity as the meaningful recognition of individual and collective differences in identities, perspectives, traditions, abilities, and life experiences; and,
  • values and believes in inclusiveness as a means to effectively support all philanthropic professionals in their pursuit to create a world where every living thing can thrive; and,
  • seeks to create a diverse and inclusive industry that inspires and attracts an intergenerational group of fundraising professionals; and,
  • recognizes disparities in philanthropic leadership and is committed to creating opportunities for diverse leadership—one that reflects the profession and the communities we serve; and,
  • rigorously upholds a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and create safer spaces to call out inherent bias and discrimination in all its forms; and,
  • is committed to building a chapter that is reflective of the rich diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area; and,
  • acknowledges that to become an inclusive chapter is a learning process and will be proactive in the pursuit of meaningful diversity and inclusion practices; and,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT AFP Golden Gate is committed to diversity and inclusion as an ongoing proactive process in its governance, committees, membership, programs, and activities.

Strategic Plan 2018-2020
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