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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 Study

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



Online Card Catalogue

With this search feature, find a specific title or create your own bibliography from the 3,200 reference works maintained by the AFP Resource Center. Create a list of valuable references, then access them locally.



Latest Fundraising News

Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn!

Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask.

AFP Staff List and Contact Information
The AFP staff is always ready to help you with your requests. Find the right staff person you need and ask away. Don't know whom to speak with? No problem! We will direct you to the right contact.


Send Us Your Request

Requests for information can be submitted by phone, email or fax. We will then research and prepare our best customized response based on the materials we have available. If you plan to be in the Washington, DC area, you can visit the Resource Center and research topics on-site.

Resource Center services are free to AFP members. Nonmembers pay a nominal research fee.



Resource Center Testimonial

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Leslie A. Marsiglia

"The [Resource Center] staff members are a great help with fundraising questions that I have."






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