Survey results indicate Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) employed as fundraisers are not experiencing inclusion and belonging in their workplaces and contend implicit bias and discrimination.
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ABOUT TODAY’S EPISODE
Birgit Burton, Chair-elect, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Global stopped by the Black Fundraisers’ Podcast to debrief on findings from the AFP 2021 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (I.D.E.A.) Survey.
ABOUT TODAY’S GUEST
Birgit Burton is the founder and CEO of the African American Development Officers (AADO) Network and chair-elect for the Association of Fundraising Professionals global board. She has the distinction of being the first African American woman in AFP’s 60-year history to serve in this role. She is also the immediate past chair of the IDEA Committee (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access).
After 25 years of Leadership as the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Georgia Tech, Birgit is retiring to lead AADO full-time, to take the organization to new heights. We wish to congratulate her on her retirement and to celebrate her for all that she’s doing to increase the pipeline of Black development professionals. We could never repay her for all she does to foster more inclusion within the sector.
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