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Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
(March 22, 2017) AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 54th International Conference on Fundraising, April 30- May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, Ca.

AFP Statement on President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint
(March 17, 2017) The Association of Fundraising Professionals, the largest community of charities and fundraisers in the world, has released the following statement from its Interim President and CEO Jason Lee regarding the release of President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint.

Fundraising Professionals Name Dr. Claire Routley as 2017 Emerging Scholar of the Year
(March 15, 2017) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has selected Dr. Claire Routley, research fellow at the University of Plymouth and one of the UK’s leading experts on legacy giving, as its 2017 Emerging Scholar Award.

Statement From Jason Lee, Interim President and CEO, Regarding Today's eWire Article On Men In Fundraising
(March 8, 2017)

Rotary Foundation Named World’s Outstanding Foundation for 2016
(November 15, 2016) The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary—a global network of volunteers committed to improving lives and communities around the world—has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Latest Reports and Research

AFP continuously works to highlight and bring to your attention the latest reports and research in the world of fundraising. Below are articles and stories about recent fundraising reports and studies.

To see a complete index of AFP-related studies, visit the AFP Research, Statistics and Reports page.

Online Giving to Nonprofit Organizations Reaches a Record High in 2016
(Mar. 1, 2017) Blackbaud’s Charitable Giving Report shows that overall giving in the U.S. and Canada was roughly flat, while online giving reached record highs in both countries.

CRA’s Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016
(Feb. 14, 2017) Statistics, while helpful, sometimes require interpretation to fully understand the context of the material being presented. Lawyer Mark Blumberg provides a summary of the key takeaways from the Canada Revenue Agency's 2015-2016 Report on the Charities Directorate and Sector.

New Study Reveals Positive Giving and Volunteering Forecasts
(Nov. 2, 2016) Most wealthy individuals believe charitable giving and volunteering have the greatest potential for positive impact on society –far more so than voting for or contributing to a political candidate–according to the 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy.

Latest Public Policy News

As the largest association of philanthropic fundraisers, AFP seeks to inform the public about the fundraising profession, and protect the best interests of fundraising whenever related laws and regulations are developed in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

Government Relations Update: Political Activity Consultations Still Underway
(Dec. 6, 2016) AFP is encouraging all members to participate in the ongoing, online consultations regarding charity participation in "political activities."

Public Policy Update: Opportunities to Contribute to Public Policy and Public Debate!
(Oct. 17, 2016) Take note of these opportunities to participate and have your voice heard. Whether the topic is political activities by charities or the impact of CASL on the nonprofit sector, your perspective matters!

Real Estate Gifts In Canada, What is the Lay Of The Land And How Is AFP Involved?
(August 8, 2016) Your AFP Government Relations Committee is advocating for more real estate gifts to charity in Canada. Read on for information on how you can support this initiative.





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