First meeting of diversity in fundraising group tomorrow

Howard Lake | 11 July 2004 | News

The inaugural meeting of the Institute of Fundraising’s new Diversity in Fundraising Special Interest Group will take place on 13 July in London.

How well are the UK’s non-profit and third sector organisations performing in terms of ethnic diversity? How does this compare with our American non-profit organisations?

The Diversity in Fundraising Special Interest Group has been established to discuss diversity issues and spread best practice. At its first meeting Alan Stern from Stage Right! Organisational Development in the USA will lead a seminar focusing on leadership and diversity. During this 90-minute session, Alan will be covering questions, such as what impact can our chief executives and fundraising directors have on how our organisations are perceived by minority groups? Do they help or hinder our recruitment (donors and staff) from minority groups? What leadership styles are effective in promoting diversity?

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All members of the Institute of Fundraising are welcome to attend as are non-members. This event is especially appropriate for senior management.

The meeting will be held on 13 July 2004, from 17.30 – 19.30 at Help the Aged, 207-221 Pentonville Road, London N1.

The cost, which includes refreshments, per person is £5.00 for Institute of Fundraising members and £10 non-members of the Institute. The deadline for booking is 12 July 2004. The event organisers are unable to accept cash or credit cards on the door.

Contact Jill Nadolski for details.