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National Philanthropy Day - About Giving

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About National Philanthropy Day®

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy -- and those people active in the philanthropic community -- to the enrichment of our world.   

Tips on Wise Giving: Ensuring Your Contribution Is Used Appropriately
(Oct. 22, 2008) Donors can help ensure that their charitable gift will be used ethically and effectively by following some easy and common-sense tips and guidelines.   

AFP Giving Guides
(July 6, 2009) With the growth of the charitable sector, donors now have many choices to make as they select which organizations to support with their dollars and time. But AFP's Giving Guides can help.   

Factors affecting fundraising costs
These factors should be taken into consideration when evaluating an organization's fundraising costs and returns.   

Donor Bill of Rights
To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, AFP and other fundraising organizations declare that all donors have the following rights.   

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