There has been some marvelous work going on at AFP International in the area of I.D.E.A., Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access. Our chapter is looking to reconstitute its Diversity Committee and to begin looking at how to use this work to enrich our local chapter.
The committee will determine its meeting schedule but will likely meet monthly until our new plan is in place. The committee would then continue to meet at least quarterly to ensure continued progress.
Our chapter seeks to enhance the diversity of its members in race, gender, sexual orientation, age, agency size, geographic region, type of agency and more. We are also looking to help the chapter truly engage with its current members and to enhance our inclusive approach to prospective members.
If you are interested in serving on the Diversity Committee, please let me know by the end of June. We will seek to schedule our first meeting in July. (We may eventually recommend a name change of this committee given the broader scope of the IDEA concept.)
Here is a link to the AFPI’s IDEA page.
Betsey Kamm, MBA. CFRE
President, AFP Greater Cleveland Chapter