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Welcome to the Resource Center!

Drawing from dozens of publications and backed by the power of the Internet, the AFP Resource Center provides members and other fundraising professionals with customized research assistance on fundraising issues and best practices.


*New* All Your Educational, Leadership and Development Resources in One Place - Introducing the AFP Online Knowledge Center!

We know you're a busy fundraising professional who demands the best. That's why AFP has created the new AFP Online Knowledge Center to be your one-stop, trusted source for all your educational, leadership and development resources! In the OKC you will find e-learning courses and webinars, conference recordings, toolkits and reports, audience-centered events and programs, and more! Take a look today and build your career!

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. 



Online Card Catalogue

With this search feature, find a specific title or create your own bibliography from the 3,200 reference works maintained by the AFP Resource Center. Create a list of valuable references, then access them locally.



Latest Fundraising News

National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more.

Top Ten (Week of October 13, 2014): Moving a First-Time Donor to a Major Donor
(Oct. 13, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more!

New Orleans High School Student Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award
(Oct. 15, 2014) Princeton Carter, a 16-year old student attending Newman High School in New Orleans, La., has been named the 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Individual, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).


Send Us Your Request

Requests for information can be submitted by phone, email or fax. We will then research and prepare our best customized response based on the materials we have available. If you plan to be in the Washington, DC area, you can visit the Resource Center and research topics on-site.

Resource Center services are free to AFP members. Nonmembers pay a nominal research fee.



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