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Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
(May 20, 2015) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.

Nominations Now Open for the AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
(April 22, 2015) Applications for the 2016 AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize are due Nov. 1 to AFP International Headquarters. To be considered for the Prize, works must be published by a commercial publishing house or a professional organization between December 1, 2013 and November 1, 2015. Publications must be based on either applied or basic research.

Detroit Fundraiser Richard Martin Honored for Lifetime Service to the Profession
(April 1, 2015) Richard K. Martin., CFRE, an outstanding fundraiser who has been a leader in Michigan and around the world in encouraging the profession to address the issues of diversity and inclusion, is the recipient of the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Service presented by AFP.

AFP, Relationship Science Announce Strategic Partnership
(March 25, 2015) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Relationship Science (RelSci), a technology solutions company that enables organizations to strategically leverage the collective connections of employees, executives, and board members in order to shorten fundraising cycles and identify high-impact donors.

AFP Announces Strategic Partnership with Abila
(March 11, 2015) AFP has announced a new strategic partnership with Abila, a leading provider of software and services to nonprofits and associations that help them improve decision making, execute with greater precision, increase engagement, and generate more revenue.

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.

Nearly 75% of Charities Met Fundraising Goals in 2014
(April 1, 2015) The latest survey by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative finds that 73 percent of charities met their fundraising goals in 2014, the best result since the group began asking the question in 2010 and a marked increase over the 63 percent that met goal in 2013.

Blackbaud Report on Online Giving
(Feb. 11, 2015) The 2014 Charitable Giving Report by Blackbaud shows that online charitable giving grew at 8.9 percent year-on-year, significantly outpacing the 2.1 percent growth in overall charitable giving.

REPORT: Volunteering and Charitable Giving in Canada
(Feb. 10, 2015) Statistics Canada has released a report profiling volunteering and giving in Canada. Using data from the 2013 General Social Survey, this comprehensive report presents information about the characteristics of individuals who volunteered in 2013, as well as detailing changes in donations given by Canadians of all ages. Read the highlights 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.

Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy
(May 20, 2015) Last Thursday, May 14, 2015, more than 35 representatives from a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations, including AFP, participated in the first Hill Day in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada’s charitable sector and the impact it has upon society.

Canada: Federal Budget Includes Key Giving, Charity Provisions Pushed by Charities, Fundraisers
(April 29, 2015) AFP is pleased to see one of its key legislative priorities—a capital gains tax exemption for gifts of private shares and real estate—included in the 2015 federal budget. Learn more.

AFP Submits Comments to Senate on Tax Reform, Charitable Incentives
(April 22, 2015) AFP has submitted comments to the Individual Income Tax and Business Income Tax Working Groups of the Senate Finance Committee, calling on the Senate to keep the charitable deduction in its current form and look for other incentives to encourage charitable giving, including the IRA Rollover Provision.





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