The Institute of Fundraising has launched a new strategy setting out why change is needed – the business case for equality, diversity and inclusion – and the approach that needs to be taken by the Institute, its members and partners, to ensure that individuals from all backgrounds are not only recruited into the sector but retained and progressed too.
Considering evidence, the IoF and the Board of Trustees identified four key inequalities to be addressed in the strategy:
- Underrepresentation BAME fundraisers
- Underrepresentation of disabled fundraisers
- LGBT+ fundraisers are not always able to be open in the workplace
- Women form the majority of the profession but are not proportionately represented at a senior level.