Celebrate "Giving Tuesday" on November 29, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, marks #GivingTuesday, which unites local, national, and international communities for one purpose—to celebrate generosity by giving to programs closest to their hearts.

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy encourages the celebration and promotion of #GivingTuesday locally through chapters. This day also provides a perfect opportunity to reach out to donors who have open pledges and encourage them to participate. The AFP Foundation will be sending a solicitation to those donors who made gifts last year but not yet this year.

2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign

Thanks to the cooperative efforts of your chapter, our collaborative BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $330,412 in gifts and pledges from 3,166 donors as of October 1, 2016. This represents 65% of the Foundation's $500,000 goal. Chapter members and donors may make a gift online at http://www.afpnet.org/BTCgive or fulfill their pledge at afpfoundation.org/pledgepayment. Keep up the great work!

About 15% of total funds raised from the BE the CAUSE campaign are outstanding pledges, and less than three months remain in the campaign. Outstanding pledges can be reviewed in the Chapter Tally Report. Click here for instructions to access this report.

100% Board Participation

As of October 1, 2016, 108 chapters already achieved 100% Board Participation! If you have not yet completed your form notifying the AFP Foundation of this milestone, please do so before December 31, 2016 to reach the high- or low- range goal.

Year-End Activities

Donors who made pledges through the calling program will receive, if they have not already, a 30-pledge reminder in the mail and a 60-day email reminder. If the pledge was made directly to the Foundation, the donor has the opportunity to request one at any point in the year on the original gift form. The Foundation will also send a reminder to all donors with outstanding pledges before year-end.

In addition, a Giving Tuesday solicitation will go out to all 2015 donors who have not yet made contributions this year.

Finally, the Foundation will send a stewardship piece to all current year donors to thank them for their support.

Amazon Smile

Did you know you could support the AFP Foundation with your Amazon purchases? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. AmazonSmile is no different than Amazon, same products, same prices and same service. Support the AFP Foundation by starting your online shopping experience at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1241128.

Chapter Toolkit Spotlight

This month’s chapter toolkit spotlight is the BE the CAUSE Campaign Video. Use this video at chapter meetings to introduce your members and donors to the AFP Foundation's Chair-Elect, Brian Bonde. The video provides information on ways to give to the BE the CAUSE Campaign and relates how the AFP Foundation recognizes donors.


  • Be a leading example and complete your chapter's 2016 100% Board Participation form before December 31 to reach the low- or high-range goal.
  • National Philanthropy Day is right around the corner on November 15, and Giving Tuesday is November 29. Please share with the AFP Foundation how your chapter will celebrate.
  • All deadlines are available on the 2016 BE the CAUSE Timeline.