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News and Press Releases

Rotary Foundation Named World’s Outstanding Foundation for 2016
(November 15, 2016) The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary—a global network of volunteers committed to improving lives and communities around the world—has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

AFP Statement on the 2016 Elections
(November 9, 2016) AFP looks forward to working with the new President and new Members of Congress on issues relevant to philanthropy and the fundraising profession. With President-Elect Trump likely to introduce his own tax plan and Congress poised to consider tax reform in 2017, it is more important than ever for AFP and its members to partner with the White House and Congress to express the value of charitable giving, which is fueled by vital tax provisions such as the charitable dedication and the IRA Rollover provision.

Six Members Part of AFP’s First Class of Distinguished Fellows
(November 9, 2016) AFP is proud to announce its first cohort of Distinguished Fellows, recognizing six senior members of the Association who have given so much to the fundraising and philanthropic communities.

Ann Hale to Serve as AFP Chair for 2017
(October 26, 2016) AFP membership has approved the proposed slate of board of directors for 2017, and Ann Hale, CFRE, has been selected to serve as chair.

Austin High School Graduate Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award
(August 11, 2016) Archer Hadley, a 19-year old high school graduate who has cerebral palsy and uses a power wheelchair—but hasn’t let any of those challenges stop him from raising over $100,000 for disability access and awareness—has been named the 2016 CARTER Outstanding Youth Philanthropist 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.

CRA’s Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016
(Feb. 14, 2017) Statistics, while helpful, sometimes require interpretation to fully understand the context of the material being presented. Lawyer Mark Blumberg provides a summary of the key takeaways from the Canada Revenue Agency's 2015-2016 Report on the Charities Directorate and Sector.

New Study Reveals Positive Giving and Volunteering Forecasts
(Nov. 2, 2016) Most wealthy individuals believe charitable giving and volunteering have the greatest potential for positive impact on society –far more so than voting for or contributing to a political candidate–according to the 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy.

Benchmark Research on Fundraising Shows Contributions to Human Services Organizations (HSOs) Grew Faster Than For All Other Nonprofits
(Sept. 14, 2016) Groundbreaking research based on newly available data shows the growth rate for charitable donations to human service organizations has both caught up with—and surpassed—that of all other types of nonprofits.

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.

Government Relations Update: Political Activity Consultations Still Underway
(Dec. 6, 2016) AFP is encouraging all members to participate in the ongoing, online consultations regarding charity participation in "political activities."

Public Policy Update: Opportunities to Contribute to Public Policy and Public Debate!
(Oct. 17, 2016) Take note of these opportunities to participate and have your voice heard. Whether the topic is political activities by charities or the impact of CASL on the nonprofit sector, your perspective matters!

Real Estate Gifts In Canada, What is the Lay Of The Land And How Is AFP Involved?
(August 8, 2016) Your AFP Government Relations Committee is advocating for more real estate gifts to charity in Canada. Read on for information on how you can support this initiative.

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