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News and Press Releases

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).

Andrew Watt Departs Association of Fundraising Professionals
(June 7, 2016) Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) announced today that he is stepping down from the organization after ten years of service.

Finalists Selected for National Philanthropy Day® Honors
(June 1, 2016) Twenty-four finalists across six categories, including Outstanding Philanthropist and Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, have been announced for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) third annual National Philanthropy Day® Honors, recognizing extraordinary generosity, selflessness, innovation and leadership in giving, volunteering and engagement.

Columbus, Ohio Fundraiser Receives Achievement Recognition from AFP
(April 4, 2016) Long-time higher education and nonprofit fundraising leader William F. “Bill” Bartolini, Ph.D., ACFRE, of Columbus, Ohio, received the Founders’ Medallion from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in recognition of more than 20 years of service to the Association and its mission to elevate standards and impact of the fundraising profession.

Artwork from the Diversity Art Showcase
(March 15, 2016) One of the best parts of the AFP International Fundraising Conference is the Diversity Art Showcase, which has been supported for 17 years by The Alford Group. The showcase features artwork by AFP members, a professional artist and young kids expressing what diversity, inclusion and philanthropy mean to them.

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.

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.

Study Results: Socially Responsible Investing
(August 8, 2016) A study funded by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada reviewed the investing strategies used by Canada's charitable sector. Read on for a brief summary of the key findings of this research.

Salaries, Income Dropped Slightly In 2015 For Canadian Fundraisers
(July 13, 2016) Both salaries and overall income for professional fundraisers in Canada working in the charitable sector dropped in 2015, but only slightly, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) 2016 Compensation and Benefits Report.

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.

Save the Date for Congress 2016!
(August 8, 2016) Before we know it, we'll be immersed in busy Fall activity! Take a moment and note the dates for AFP Congress 2016 in your calendar.

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.

AFP Public Policy Update (June 2016)

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