Global's Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

We know fundraising. We actively learn, listen and act to elicit positive change regarding Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access, particularly in the philanthropic sector. We are focused on ensuring our consultants are equipped to support the diverse needs of clients. We strive to be an accepting, welcoming and encouraging environment and proactively work to amplify diverse representation in our sector. We are committed to ensuring that IDEA is top of mind when making decisions.

Historically, within the fundraising sector, all have not been welcome around the table. Our Globalites’ love of humanity – of philanthropy – moves us to change this narrative. We are committed and intentional about our journey to diversify those who sit and feel safe and accepted at the table – both at Global and within the organizations we assist. We recognize this is an ongoing process. We intentionally and continuously work to improve with open hearts and minds, humility and honesty.

Global recognizes and honours diversity as a Canadian reality – and strength! We are committed to supporting reconciliation. We want to amplify the voices of Indigenous Peoples, their history and culture. We also appreciate that not all diversity is visible. Delving deeper, our organization not only acknowledges IDEA, but we strive to make this acknowledgment actionable.

Our approach involves three main practices:

  1. COMPANY CULTURE Which aims to support and foster opportunities for all, particularly in the fundraising sector. It is important that all individuals feel supported when collaborating with us whether that be fellow team members, clients or collaborators.
  2. GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES – Providing ongoing learning initiatives for team members through discussion and sharing, readings and training opportunities.
  3. WE SUPPORT – Thoughtful, accepting, open communication that leads to improved education and understanding.
 
Global Philanthropic Canada’s Special Advisor, Diversity & Inclusion is April Howe.