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

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FAQ: Grants and Grant Proposal Writing
Every grantmaker has different guidelines, priorities, deadlines and timetables for their organizations. Learn what you can do to streamline the grant application process.   

FAQ: Internet Fundraising
Browse feedback from the AFP Resource Center and a list of further resources that will answer your most Frequently Asked Questions on Internet fundraising.   

FAQ: Case for Support and Case Statements
Have questions about Case Statements or Case for Support? Some basic information is summarized here.   

FAQ: Contribution Dates for Year-End Gifts
Have questions about how to determine the date of a gift, particularly for year-end?   

FAQ: Deductibility of Membership Dues
Are membership fees or dues deductible?

FAQ: Fair Market Value (FMV)
What is fair market value (FMV) and how is it determined?   

FAQ: Educational Opportunities
Where can I find information on educational opportunities in fundraising and the nonprofit sector?   

FAQ: Evaluating Fundraising Costs
What are some guidelines for evaluating fundraising costs?   

FAQ: Fundraising Salaries
Where can I find information on salaries?   

FAQ: Planned Giving Terminology
How does one differentiate between the terms 'planned giving,' 'deferred giving' and 'major giving'?   

FAQ: Cause-Related Marketing
What are some concerns surrounding cause-related marketing?   

FAQ: Form 990 Rules
How do the new regulations for disclosing Form 990 differ from before?   

FAQ: Tax deductions for special-event tickets
What portion of a special-event ticket is tax-deductible?

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