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 ReleasesAFP South Eastern Ontario Chapter Donates Fundraising Books to Local Library
(November 6, 2013) This chapter may help bring a fundraiser’s professional development dreams within reach with the donation of the entire CFRE reading list—a gift valued at $1,500—to a local library.
Join AFP, 15 Founding Partners and Countless Nonprofits in Celebrating GivingTuesday
(November 6, 2013) Canada’s inaugural GivingTuesday is backed by AFP, 14 other founding partners and an ever-growing list of dedicated nonprofits. There are numerous opportunities to join in on what is sure to be a historical giving day in Canadian history.
National Philanthropy Day® to Feature Countdown to Impact Challenge
(October 23, 2013) AFP is encouraging all members—and their donors—to demonstrate how they are changing the world and “showing their love” for their neighbors and community by participating in the Countdown to Impact Challenge, leading up to National Philanthropy Day® on Nov. 15.
New Jersey Fundraising Consultant Earns Field's Highest Professional Credential
(October 3, 2013) On Friday, Oct. 4, New Jersey fundraising consultant and founder of Tri Point Fundraising Amy Eisenstein will be awarded the field's highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Countdown to Canada’s GivingTuesday 2013
(September 16, 2013) A national day of giving and volunteering called GivingTuesday will start in Canada this Dec. 3, 2013.
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.
2013 Giving USA Report Leaves Nonprofits On The Fence About Hopes For The Future
The results are in, so what’s everyone saying about them? The day following the release of Giving USA 2013: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, a panel representing NPR, Campbell & Company and the Chronicle of Philanthropy took a “first look” at the findings from 2012. Tap in to their initial thoughts regarding the report and how YOU will be impacted by the results.
How Millennials Are Different—And What You Should Do!
(May 21, 2013) Just to test your knowledge—on average, how many more friends do Millennials have compared to Baby Boomers? 50 friends, 100 friends, or over 150 friends?
Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2012
(May 13, 2013) Average salaries for fundraisers increased in the U.S. and Canada in 2012, with 66 percent of respondents to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2013 Compensation and Benefits Study reporting salary increases of up to 10 percent. Twenty-seven percent reported no change in salary, and less than 10 percent reported a decrease.
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.
The Second Annual “Protect Giving Day” Invites You to Be the Charitable Deduction
(Nov. 26, 2013) Hear how more than 200 individuals, representing over 140 organizations, flooded the Hill with their stories of impact to help preserve the charitable deduction. Highpoints, success stories, videos and more—we’ve got the inside scoop. Plus, learn how you can help!
Charitable Giving Coalition Press Release: The Charitable Deduction - It's Not About the Donor
(June 6, 2013) Millions of America’s most vulnerable are the true beneficiaries of the charitable tax deduction, the Charitable Giving Coalition said today. Any limits on this 100-year old tax incentive would most hurt the poor and the nonprofit sector, not the donors who give. The Coalition is reminding lawmakers in Washington, D.C. of that fact as they consider comprehensive tax reform proposals.
Taxation Committee Releases List of Reform Proposals for Charities, Philanthropy
(May 7, 2013) The IRA Rollover, the non-itemizer deduction and the conversion of the charitable deduction into a tax credit are just some of the proposals included in the Joint Committee on Taxation’s report on the House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Reform Working Groups.