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AFP Foundations for Philanthropy:
United States and Canada

About the Foundations

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The AFP Foundations for Philanthropy enhance philanthropy and volunteerism through programs of education, research, and service that benefit those who lead, serve and support nonprofit institutions. The purpose of the Foundations is to generate the resources to fund strategic initiatives that advance ethical and effective fundraising.

• Learn more:  AFP Foundation for Philanthropy | AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada

BE the CAUSE Campaign Reaches 71% of Goal

In cooperation with U.S. chapters, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy has raised $330,081 in gifts and pledges from 3,527 donors as of September 15, 2014. This represents 71 percent of our $465,750 goal for the BE the CAUSE Campaign (formerly Every Member Campaign).

As we move into the busy Fall season with lots of chapter events, remember to utilize the campaign materials available at

Here you will find a variety of resources such as a short animated video, a PowerPoint presentation, a brochure, solicitation letter templates, an insert, postcard, table tent cards, sample email solicitation copy, and a BE the CAUSE website: For more information, download the Guidebook from the toolkit page.

BtC Chart 2014 Sep 16


Chapter IMPACT Campaign 2014

CIC logoAs of September 15, 2014, 79 U.S. and Canadian Chapters have contributed $51,340 to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy through the Chapter IMPACT Campaign (formerly the Chapter Treasury Campaign). The total raised to date is 48% of the $107,000 goal.

This year we’ve provided chapters with the opportunity to make a chapter-directed gift that supports one or more of the strategic initiatives that mean the most to your members:

• Research and Innovation
• Capacity Building for the Foundation
• Professional Education and Career Development
• Diverse Communities Scholarship Program

Click here to learn more!

Chapter Impact chart 2014 Sep 16



• AFP/AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Case for Support
• The Steward Newsletter: Spring 2014 | Fall 2013 | Spring 2013 | Fall 2012 | Spring 2012Archives
• AFP Foundation Development Chair's Email: April 2014 | March 2014 | January 2014
AFP Foundation Development Chairs Quarterly Newsletter: Summer 2014 Spring 2014Winter 2014 | 2013 End-of-Year
AFP Annual Reports: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 |  2008 | All

Forms and Documents

2014 AFP Foundation Donor and Chapter Forms
• Omega Circle Declaration of Intent

Donor Recognition

• Leadership Society Members
• 2014 Diversity Scholarships Campaign Donors
• Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation



Special thanks to RuffaloCODY for implementing the annual fund calling program pro bono for six years.

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How to Give to the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy

Thank you for supporting the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy through the 2014 Be the Cause Campaign. Your gift will make a difference by helping the Foundation generate the resources needed to fund strategic initiatives that advice ethical and effective fundraising.

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