AFP at a Glance
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News and Press ReleasesFollow an AFP Diversity Fellowship Winner’s Blog as He Encourages YOU to Set a Big Hairy Audacious Goal
(April 23, 2013) Tony Spearman-Leach was awarded with the African-American Diversity Scholarship Fund with registration and travel support for the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising. He portrayed his experience at the conference through his blog, highlighting each day’s takeaways from sessions and through networking, and he even spoke at the closing general session! Find out what makes Spearman-Leach a diversity fellows winner, and follow his blog to capture the essence of his first conference experience.
Top 15 inspiring & behind-the-scenes snapshots from Instagram using #afpICON & #afpmeet!
(April 15, 2013) For those of you Instagramming your hearts out at conference using #afpICON or #afpmeet, we’ve compiled some of the “can’t miss” pics into one place so you can reminisce over your conference experience, or see what you may have missed out on!
AFP Announces International Awards for Philanthropy Honorees
(April 8, 2013) A generous couple in Saskatchewan; an outstanding family foundation supporting causes around the world; a volunteer legend in Vancouver; a fundraising pioneer in Wisconsin; a dynamic brother-sister team in Georgia; an inspiring newspaper project in Calgary; and a heroic young woman in Minnesota are all recipients of the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2013 Awards for Philanthropy.
A Name & Story You Won’t Soon Forget – Emmanuel Jal: From Child Soldier to AFP International Conference Speaker
(March 19, 2013) The name Emmanuel Jal may not be as widely known to you as some of our other general session speakers for the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, but that won’t make his story of “lose” and “win” any less powerful. Using hip hop to tell the tale of life as child soldier, Jal proves that being born into a “losing” situation doesn’t mean you can’t persevere and “win” in the end, all the while helping others.
Georgia Brother and Sister Honored with International Youth Philanthropy Award
(March 14, 2013) Carter and Olivia Ries, brother and sister from Fayetteville, Georgia, who have created plastic recycling programs being used in schools across the U.S. and are committed to conservation and endangered species efforts, are the recipients of the 2013 Bob Carter Companies/William R. Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group, presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
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.
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.
2013 AFP Compensation & Benefits Study
AFP's Compensation & Benefits Study provides valuable data on the characteristics of individual fundraisers – backgrounds, experience, and responsibilities – and paints a picture of the current state of the profession.
Order the AFP 2013 Compensation & Benefits Report: The complete 2013 study is available free to AFP members. Nonmembers may purchase copies of the report for $150 by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or printing the salary survey order form here.
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.
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.
Make The New First-Time Donors Super Tax Credit Work For You
Has the federal government truly given Canadians a “super” tax credit? Professor Ken Wyman thinks so.
AFP’s Government Relations Committee Weighs in on Canada’s Anti-spam Regulations
(Mar. 19, 2013) Concerned by the potentially negative impacts on Canada’s charities, Canada’s AFP Government Relations Committee has formally submitted its position on anti-spam legislation to the Digital Policy Branch of the Department of Industry.