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AFP State of Fundraising

The AFP State of Fundraising survey was developed in response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The Association issues yearly reports to track fundraising levels among AFP members' organizations.

2009

AFP 2009 State of Fundraising Survey: Charitable Fundraising Takes Another Hit
(April 11, 2010) Just 43 percent of charities raised more money in 2009 than in 2008, marking it the worst year for charitable fundraising in a decade, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 2009 State of Fundraising Survey, released at AFP's 47th International Conference on Fundraising in Baltimore, Md.

2008

AFP State of Fundraising 2008 Final Report Released
(Aug. 4, 2009) Less than half of charities raised more money in 2008 than in 2007, and fundraising gains dropped significantly across the board, according the full report of AFP’s State of Fundraising Survey available in the Members Only section of the website.    

Charitable Fundraising Hit New Low in 2008
(March 31, 2009) Less than half of charities raised more money in 2008 than in 2007, and fundraising gains dropped significantly across the board, according to figures released by AFP at the 46th International Conference on Fundraising in New Orleans, La    

2007

Research: AFP State of Fundraising 2007 Final Report Released
(Oct. 20, 2008) Fundraising revenues increased from 2006 to 2007 for two-thirds of charities, but their gains dropped dramatically, according to the final report of AFP’s State of Fundraising survey. The full report is available in the Members Only section of the website (login required) and has data about different types of fundraising, board giving and key issues affecting fundraising.    

Economy Slows Charitable Giving, Fundraising in 2007; Success Rates Still High, But Gains Much Lower Than 2006
(April 1, 2008) While almost two-thirds of charities raised more money in 2007 than they did in 2006, the size of those gain dropped dramatically, according to figures released by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) at its 45th International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego, Calif.     

2006

AFP State of Fundraising 2006 Final Report Released
(July 16, 2007) The final report of AFP's State of Fundraising 2006 Survey is now available online in the Attachments section below (PDF format).    

Charities See Significant Fundraising Increases in 2006
(March 26, 2007) Nearly seven in ten charities raised more money in 2006 compared to 2005, and almost a quarter of charities saw fundraising increases of 50 percent or higher, according to figures released by the Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP) at the 44th AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Dallas, Texas.    

2005

AFP State of Fundraising 2005 Final Report Released
(July 10, 2006) The final report of AFP's State of Fundraising 2005 Survey is now available online in the Attachments section below (PDF format).    

Nearly Two-Thirds of U.S. and Canadian Charities Raised More Funds in 2005
(April 3, 2006) Despite the largest single relief effort in history for Hurricane Katrina, nearly two-thirds of charities in the United States and in Canada managed to raise more funds in 2005 than in 2004.    

2004

AFP State of Fundraising 2004 Final Report Released
(July 20, 2005) The final report of AFP's State of Fundraising 2004 Survey is now available online.    

AFP State of Fundraising 2004 Report Released
(April 4, 2005) According to findings of AFP's annual State of Fundraising 2004 survey, charitable fundraising in 2004 was robust and fundraisers are optimistic about 2005.    

2003

AFP State of Fundraising 2003 Final Report Released
(July 12, 2004) - The final report of the AFP State of Fundraising 2003 is now available online. The report, which shows that charitable fundraising in the United States and Canada rebounded in 2003, provides findings on what challenges fundraisers faced in both Canada and the United States and fundraisers' predictions for 2004.    

AFP Fundraising Survey Shows Charitable Giving Recovered in 2003
(Alexandria, VA, March 14, 2004) - Seventy-three percent of charities raised the same amount of money or more in 2003 than in 2002, a 13 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) annual State of Fundraising 2003 Survey. AFP is the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world and represents more than 26,000 individuals.    

2002

State of Fundraising Survey Now Online: Charities See General Decline in Fundraising in 2002
(May 14, 2003) - The final report of AFP's State of Fundraising 2002 is now available online. The report, which shows that charitable fundraising in the United States dropped slightly in 2002, provides findings on what challenges fundraisers faced in both Canada and the United States and fundraisers' predictions for 2003. The findings of the report were released in March.    

Mixed Fundraising Results Among North American Charities - The AFP State of Fundraising 2002
(March 24, 2003 - PRESS RELEASE) - Charitable fundraising across North America remained quite strong in 2002 despite the challenges of a slowing economy, according to a new survey released today by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).    

2001

Charitable fundraising strong in 2001 despite economy, Sept. 11 - The AFP State of Fundraising 2001
(Apr. 15, 2002) Charitable fundraising across North America remained quite strong in 2001 despite the challenges of Sept. 11 and a slowing economy, according to a survey by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).     



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