"I wish I could build a more diverse board, recruit more diverse leaders, and hire a more diverse advancement staff, but there just aren't enough qualified people." False assumptions like this create barriers to progress for healthcare advancement leaders, their teams, their donors, and ultimately the populations they serve. Angelique Grant from Aspen Leadership Group will discuss recent research on diversity and inclusion and charge to leaders to reflect: "Why is this important to me and my organization?" They will debunk common myths about diverse donors and advancement talent that prevent organizations from making sustainable progress that leads to transformative impact. And they will outline specific strategies that leaders can use to move from awareness of diversity and inclusion toward changes in behavior and outcomes.