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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

Resource Center "Hot Topics"
The following topics are the most requested and searched for fundraising topics on the AFP web site.

Research Papers: Diverse Communities in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project along with the AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter coordinated a series of twelve conferences for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these diverse communities in Ontario.

Top Ten (Week of November 26, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including new evidence that touching the heart—and avoiding the head—may be more powerful in solicitations; tons of resources on youth philanthropy; how to make the most of YouTube (it’s the second most used search engine!); how direct mail is changing; and more!


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 available at no cost to AFP members.



Resource Center Testimonial

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Leslie A. Marsiglia

"The [Resource Center] staff members are a great help with fundraising questions that I have."






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