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News and Press Releases

Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
(July 21, 2014) AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists.

AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
(June 19, 2014) AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A!

Ottawa Fundraiser Leah Eustace Earns Highest Professional Fundraising Credential from AFP
(May 6, 2014) Leah Eustace, newest ACFRE, joins the ranks of only 101 other fundraising professionals in the world! As a principal with Canadian consulting firm Good Works, past-president of the AFP Ottawa Chapter and chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, becoming an ACFRE was the logical next step for Leah's more than 20-year fundraising career.

AFP Canada Has A New Home On The AFP International Website
(April 7, 2014) Your AFP membership gives you access to a network of like-minded professionals and a wealth of professional development resources. Now Canadian members have access to an AFP Canada homepage, to recognize and further develop the unique contribution of Canada's fundraising community.

Prime Minister of Canada Recognizes National Volunteer Week
(April 7, 2014) National Volunteer Week is April 6 – 12 this year, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper marked the occasion with comments about the importance of philanthropy and volunteering.

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.

Giving USA 2014
(July 16, 2014) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States.

Study Links Charity Fundraising Results to Annual Fund Campaigns
(July 15, 2014) Charitable organizations in the U.S. and Canada are more likely to raise funds successfully when they have a formal, annual fundraising drive, according to survey results released by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative. This is some of the first research to look at how annual funds are conducted and the role the annual fund plays in helping an organization reach fundraising goals.

REPORT - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(June 10, 2014) A total of 3,378 AFP members (2,952 United States and 426 Canadian) submitted responses to the 2014 AFP Compensation and Benefits Report. Read a summary of the Canadian data findings here.

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.

Big Vote in the House on Thursday for IRA Rollover, Other Charitable Provisions
(July 15, 2014) The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Thursday legislation that would make the currently expired IRA Rollover provision permanent. AFP is encouraging members to contact their Congressperson TODAY!

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
(June 24, 2014) On July 1, 2014, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will take effect, applying to commercial electronic messages (“CEM”) that are either sent from, or accessed on, a computer system in Canada, unless an exemption applies. Mark Blumberg, a partner at Blumberg Segal LLP and Non-Profit, drafted a document to help explain what the CASL will mean for Canada charities.

The Long (and Continuing) Travels of the Charitable IRA Rollover
(June 3, 2014) The Charitable IRA Rollover was approved last week by the House Ways and Means Committee as part of a package of tax extenders, and is now headed to the full House for a vote. But the journey for the now expired provision is far from over. Using these bullet points, we urge you to contact your representatives to support the IRA Charitable Rollover.

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