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Mike Geiger Named President and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
(October 25, 2017) Arlington, Va. - The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the world’s leading association for individuals and organizations that supports charitable institutions, is pleased to announce that after an extensive search, it has named Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, as its new president and chief executive officer, effective November 1, 2017.

Hurricane Harvey
(August 30, 2017) AFP has updated its Disaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts Page with updates and resources on fundraising during a natural disaster. AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee and Greater Houston Chapter President Dawn Koenning also provide their perspectives.

CGC: 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.

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.

Blackbaud Institute Reveals Key Factors Dramatically Transforming the Donor Marketplace
(Nov. 15, 2017) Fewer donors are giving to fewer organizations, and new in-depth analysis from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact examines the drivers behind this shift.

Following A Plan, Plus Four Donor Identification Methods, Key to Finding Major Gift Success
(Sept. 26, 2017) A new study has some critical insights for major gift fundraising, including that charities are most likely to cultivate and receive major gifts when they follow a plan—regardless of what the plan actually is.

Become a Detective for Good
(Sept. 20, 2017) Sarah Richards, a Young Professional member, talks about her “detective work” for her cause as a prospect researcher and finding the clues for engaged donors and inspired gifts.

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.

AFP Calls on Senate to Approve Non-Itemizer Deduction to Prevent Drop in Charitable Giving
(Nov. 13, 2017) With the current Senate tax reform bill estimated to decrease giving significantly, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of charitable fundraisers in the world, urges all Senators to support an amendment to create a non-itemizer charitable deduction.

Tax Reform Bill Would Reduce Giving, Repeal Johnson Amendment
The House of Representatives has introduced a tax reform bill, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that would lead to a significant drop in charitable giving and allow churches, but not all nonprofits, to engage in partisan politics.

Comment on the New Tax Reform Plan That Could Reduce Giving by Billions
(Oct. 18, 2017) AFP is calling on U.S. members to provide comments online about the new GOP Tax Reform Framework that could reduce by giving by $13 billion every year.





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