The fundraising profession is less diverse than the charity sector as a whole, and less diverse than UK society. Throughout the profession there is under-representation of BAME, LGBT+ and disabled people and men, with unequal progression for women fundraisers.
The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) have launched a Manifesto for Change as part of the Change Collective - a movement to make fundraising an equal, diverse and inclusive profession where everyone is the right fit.
The Manifesto's desired outcomes:
- Entry into the profession is diverse at all levels.
- Progression and retention within the profession is based on merit.
- Fundraising is, and is acknowledged to be, an equal, diverse and inclusive profession.