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The Alford Group’s Commitment to Diversity

As a minority and woman-owned firm, The Alford Group is fully committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Diversity deals with taking into account the differences of others and having others with differences represented. These differences include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, income level, and several others.

Equity is the quality of being fair and impartial. It concerns understanding and addressing the underlying or root causes of outcome disparities within our society. Diversity is not the end game. The end game is creating the space for equity.

Inclusion refers to the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes within an organization or group.

AFP International Diversity Partner

One of The Alford Group’s core values is Diversity. Since 1999, we have been the diversity partner with AFP and the AFP Foundation.  As the lead sponsor of the AFP International Conference Diversity Workshop and Diversity Art Showcase in San Francisco this year, we hosted the following activities.

2017 Diversity Workshop:


Speaker: Jackie Copeland-Carson, Ph.D. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, San Jose, California.

Changing demographics and a global economy demand that contemporary fundraisers understand how to be successful in increasingly multicultural communities. Over the past 30 years, the philanthropy field finally has recognized that all communities have some form of philanthropy. However, inclusion of donors of color still remains the elusive last frontier of American fundraising. Furthermore, there are new social identities that challenge conventional notions of diversity defined in broad ethnic or racial terms.

Sponsored by The Alford Group and the AFP Diversity & Inclusion Committee

2017 Diversity Art Showcase:

This year’s AFP International Conference Diversity Art Showcase was be displayed throughout the AFP Hub located in the Marketplace Exhibit Hall Booth. Here are photos of the prize-winning artwork:

First Place Winner

Second Place Winner

Third Place Winner




















Sponsored by The Alford Group

Diversity Resources: