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IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Access) Committee

The IDEA Committee advances and promotes inclusion, diversity, equity, and access within the local chapter as well as the greater philanthropic community. The IDEA committee sets goals and objectives to further IDEA work in our chapter and works to ensure the chapter meets AFP International’s IDEA Friends of Diversity designation.

Our chapter has met the Friends of Diversity designation for 5 years. We are committed to making sure our IDEA values are integrated into all aspects of our chapter’s work.

For more information or to get involved in our local chapter’s IDEA work, click here.

 For more information on AFP International’s IDEA work, click here.

List of Resources

An incomplete, but growing list of links to resources for nonprofit and for-profit businesses, organizations, and community projects. If you would like to add to this list, please email

BlaxFriday – A list of Black-owned business in Arizona

ACF’s Black-Owned Businesses list – from our friends at the Arizona Community Foundation

Tucson LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce member directory

State of Black Arizona

and more to come!

IDEA Hub & Platform Blog

Global Black Fundraising Principles

Please visit for the original article. Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) has released the first-ever set of universal funding guidelines for equity and impact in Black communities worldwide. The 10 Global Black Funding Principles will promote racial equity in funding, and post-Covid economic recovery for African-descent people. BPM has issued a pledge for funders to sign adopting the principles. Each participating funder will receive […]

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Locally Grown Campaign

Hello everybody, AFP is at its core an organization for people who are professionally helpful. Our Southern Arizona chapter stands out because not only are we a bunch of really caring people, we also like to ask questions like, “How long will this help?” and “How do we get this help to the people who […]

Community-Centric/Donor-Centric Fundraising Discussion

This section contains opinion pieces and reference articles to facilitate our discussion about the merits and obstacles regarding the relationship between community-centric and donor-centric fundraising. AFP Southern Arizona believes that their are important conversations to be had with each other, with our organizations and with out donors to make the nonprofit space more equitable, more effective and more just. Our community must collaborate to better serve our constituents.

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Opinion by Yolie Contreras (Note: This article original appeared on the Community-Centric Fundraising website. It is published here with the author’s permission.) Let me just jump right into this and say that white people can’t seem to handle power that is evenly distributed. Why do I bring this up, you ask? Because I have never […]