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Welcome to the Resource Center!

Drawing from dozens of publications and backed by the power of the Internet, the AFP Resource Center provides members and other fundraising professionals with customized research assistance on fundraising issues and best practices.


*New* All Your Educational, Leadership and Development Resources in One Place - Introducing the AFP Online Knowledge Center!

We know you're a busy fundraising professional who demands the best. That's why AFP has created the new AFP Online Knowledge Center to be your one-stop, trusted source for all your educational, leadership and development resources! In the OKC you will find e-learning courses and webinars, conference recordings, toolkits and reports, audience-centered events and programs, and more! Take a look today and build your career!

AFP Compensation & Benefits Report

AFP's Compensation & Benefits Report provides valuable data on the characteristics of individual fundraisers—backgrounds, experience, and responsibilities—and paints a picture of the current state of the profession. 



The AFP Fundraising Dictionary (Updated 2017)

Welcome to the AFP Fundraising Dictionary online!



Latest Fundraising News

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Donations to Nonprofits Increased by Four Percent in 2017
(April 16, 2018) According to the recent 2018 Fundraising Effectiveness Quarterly Report, covering the fourth quarter 2017, overall donations to nonprofits in the US increased 4% in 2017 over 2016. This reverses a year-long decline of -4% through the end of the third quarter of 2017, with substantial increases in giving at all donation levels to end the year.

Nonprofit Research Collaborative Report: Record-Breaking Year For Charitable Fundraising
(April 16, 2018) Three-quarters (75%) of surveyed charitable nonprofits reported meeting their fundraising goals for 2017, according to a new report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC). The NRC began in 2010 and the result for 2017 is the highest percentage that have met goal. The results also showed that 63 percent raised more than in the prior year, which is an improvement over the 58 percent that saw increases in charitable gift receipts from 2015 to 2016.


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