AFP at a Glance
For 50 years, AFP has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. Learn more about AFP, its activities and people, and how you can be involved.
News and Press ReleasesCGC: Congress Can Enact a Tax Provision that Would Expand Charitable Giving
(May 25, 2017) WASHINGTON, D.C.— Tomorrow, as the Senate Finance Committee conducts a hearing on Tax Reform with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC) strongly urges committee members and the Secretary to consider a universal charitable deduction that would be available to all taxpayers.
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)
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.
Donations to Nonprofits Increased by Three Percent in 2016
Released at the AFP International Fundraising Conference, the latest Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report found that overall donations to nonprofits in the US increased 3% in 2016 while the retention rate of donors decreased slightly to 45%.
Fewer Charities See Increased Fundraising Results, Meet Fundraising Goals in 2016
Sixty percent of responding charities in the U.S. and Canada reported raising more from charitable gifts in 2016 compared with a year earlier, according to a new report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC).
New FEP Supplement Finds Donor Retention Continuing to Slide
(Apr. 5, 2017) Despite a net increase in revenue and donors, the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s (FEP) 2016 Donor Retention Supplement found that overall donor retention continued its nine-year slide and now rests at 46.1 percent. Learn more about the research and tools to increase your donor retention.
Latest Public Policy NewsAs 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.
Senate Motion Introduced to Review Impact of Charitable Sector on Canada
(May 24, 2017) Senator Terry Mercer, CFRE ,has introduced a motion to appoint a Special Committee that would examine the impact of laws and policies governing charities, and to review the impact of the entire sector on Canada.
Tax Policy Proposals Would Reduce Charitable Giving, New Study Finds
(May 24, 2017) Tax policy changes proposed by Congress and the Administration would reduce charitable giving by up to $13.1 billion, new research conducted by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy indicates.
CRA Recommendations Support Public Policy Engagement by Charities
(May 17, 2017) In a significant win for Canada’s charitable sector, the Canada Revenue Agency has recommended major changes to laws and regulations that will encourage charities to engage more fully in public policy dialogue and development.