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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.

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.

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.

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.

International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
(Sept. 12, 2017) Donors around the world overwhelmingly prefer to give online, according to the inaugural Global Trends in Giving Report.

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.

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.

AFP Calls on Senate Finance Committee to Approve Charitable Giving Incentives
(July 19, 2017) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has submitted recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee to strengthen philanthropy in America by creating a universal charitable deduction and expanding the IRA Rollover provision.

Congress Considering Provision to Weaken the Johnson Amendment
(July 11, 2017) The bill would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from spending any funds on determining if a house of worship or its affiliate broke the law. AFP members are encouraged to contact their Members of Congress!





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