Change Collective: An overview of the last year

20 July 2020
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A year after the launch of the Change Collective Strategy, Elizabeth Balgobin, Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Interim Head of EDI, gives an update of what has been achieved over the last year.

A year ago we launched the Change Collective Strategy at Fundraising Convention. It is only right that a year on you get an update on what has been happening and what has been achieved. There is so much, and it is so important, so this week we'll be looking at some key bits of work from this year. Please use this week to engage with us and colleagues across fundraising on all things equality, diversity and inclusion.

It has been a busy year, one where none of us could have imagined that inequality and the disproportionate impact of that on people’s lives would become the dominant conversation across the globe. The COVID-19 crisis has also led to a radical shift in the way we all work and how we think about work. Racial inequality and recruitment were the Change Collective focus in this period.

Peter Lewis, CEO, and former Chair, Amanda Bringans, were in the first cohort of leaders on the ACEVO anti-racism programme, which meant we were preparing an anti-racism statement to go to the board. We brought this forward in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. You can read it here.

We also launched our long-awaited Change Collective Recruitment Guides on 7 July.  

In case you missed it, there are four guides, each aimed at a different audience. These are freely on the website as we recognise we can not change the fundraising profession without helping the whole sector to change.

Here is what else has been achieved since the launch of the strategy:

You can revisit the Change Collective strategy here. 

Elizabeth Balgobin
Elizabeth Balgobin
Interim Head of EDI at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising
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