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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

The AFP Foundation is Pleased to Announce a Successful 2014 BE the CAUSE Campaign—Thank You For All of Last Year's Donors!

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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.

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Chapter IMPACT Campaign 2014

CIC logoAs of December 2014, 125 U.S. and Canadian Chapters have contributed $71,717 to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy through the Chapter IMPACT Campaign (formerly the Chapter Treasury Campaign). The total raised to date is 67% 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!




AFP 2014 Donor Survey Special Report
• AFP/AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Case for Support
• The Steward Newsletter: *New* Spring 2015 | Fall 2014 | Spring 2014 | Fall 2013 | Spring 2013 | Fall 2012 | Spring 2012Archives
• BE the CAUSE Campaign Update Email: *New* May 2015
• 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

2015 AFP Foundation Donor and Chapter Forms
• Omega Circle Declaration of Intent

Donor Recognition

• *New* 2014 Distinguished Donors List
• *New* Alpha Society List
• Omega Circle Donors
• BE the CAUSE Campaign Chapter Results!
• 2014 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
• Leadership Society Members
• 2014 Diversity Scholarships Campaign Donors



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 2015 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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