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Statement of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Regarding Sexual Harassment/Gender Equity in the Fundraising Profession
(January 30, 2018) It might be easy to assume that the recent Presidents Club incident in the U.K., in which hostesses at the charity event were required to sign non-disclosure agreements that they were not given time to read—and then were sexually harassed by male attendees throughout the event—is so extreme, so far out of the norm for the nonprofit sector, that there are no lessons to be learned. We could respond that no legitimate charity in North America or around the world would ever consider holding such an event or condone the mistreatment of women like that, and therefore, there's nothing to be said. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
(December 12, 2017) AFP invites all members everywhere to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 55th International Conference on Fundraising, April 15- 17, 2018, in New Orleans, La.

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.

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.

An Introduction to Donor Data Segmentation
AFP chats with Steven Shattuck, chief engagement officer at Bloomerang, about some of his favorite strategies for segmenting your donors and other constituents in your database – strategies that produce results!

Average Donor Receives Almost 18 Messages from Charities Each Week
A new study shows that according to charitable donors, the majority of the mail and email messages they receive from non-profit organizations get read, at least in part.

New Survey on Philanthropic Conversations Between Advisors and Clients
Discussions between advisors and high net worth (HNW) clients about philanthropy are on the rise, according to a new study, as clients report advisors to be a valuable source of information, second only to their spouse or partner.

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.

New Tax Study Anticipates Significant Decrease in Charitable Giving Following Tax Reform
(June 22, 2018) Yet another comprehensive study estimates that giving will fall significantly as a result of the new tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in late 2017.

Universal Charitable Deduction Bill Introduced in Congress
(May 15, 2018) A new bill in Congress would allow all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction, even if they didn’t itemize their taxes.

Louisiana Bill to Ban Professional Certifications Defeated in Committee
(May 15, 2018) Work by AFP and other associations has led to significant changes to a Louisiana state bill that would have prohibited the use of professional certificates such as CFRE and ACFRE.





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