There is a lot of talk about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the non-profit sector. Reaching out to diverse communities for financial support and staffing needs will make our organizations more sustainable. Building inclusive practices in our daily work requires the dismantling of current systems – serious and heavy work. In our capacity as prospect development and fundraising professionals, let’s move the conversation from talk to practical AppliCaTION.
 
What comes first: convincing your organization that diversifying your donor base is important and timely – something we need to tackle now? Or do we work to diversify the fundraising sector itself, so change makers can foster philanthropy differently?