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Friday, November 2 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Stepping Up Session 2: Unaccommodated: Fundraising and Ableism

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Ableism isn’t just about trying to decide between saying differently abled or disabled people, it’s about not incorporating inclusion. While many charities deal with issues relating to ableism, fundraising hasn’t kept up. This session will look at the language we often use, the ways we exclude people from events and giving, and examples of digital campaigns that reinforce—even encourage—stigma and ableism. 
What can be done to make sure that we aren’t doing more harm? What accommodations are needed in the way we communicate online and offline to ensure that we aren’t dismissing 24% of the Canadian population? In this session, we’ll also look at the underrepresentation of disabled people in the fundraising profession. Are we doing everything we can to include disabled people?

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Liz Chornenki

Liz Chornenki is a student in Fundraising Management at Humber College. She has been involved withcharity and fundraising her whole life, as a volunteer and a donations coordinator. She has a passion forinclusive fundraising, and hopes to see more diversity in the field as she continues... Read More →
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Jim Martin

A fundraiser since the Clinton era, Jim has worked for a variety of cool community-based organizations and loves direct response. He is a parent of 3 disabled children and wants a world where no one is excluded and no one has to sit at back of the room because no one thought about... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT

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