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Racial diversity in the charity sector

The charity sector as a whole is failing to reflect the racial diversity of the individuals, communities and geographic it serves. Only 9% of the voluntary sector workforce is from a BAME background, this figure decreases significantly in more senior positions.

In this report, ACEVO and Institute of Fundraising urge charities to  prioritise increasing diversity in their workforces in order to prevent groupthink, generate more income, operate more creatively and attract the best talent.

In order to create stronger, more resilient charities the two membership bodies are asking charity leaders, and leaders from wider civil society organisation that want to improve diversity and inclusion, to sign up to eight leadership principles to address the diversity deficit in charity leadership.

See who has made the commitments.

If you would like to make the commitments please email 

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Cover of report Photos of the faces of 12 people, distributed in 4 rows and 3 columns. The people are there to represent diversity. It reads: Racial diversity in the charity sector Logos of: ACEVO and Institute of Fundraising

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