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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 Report

AFP's Compensation & Benefits Report 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

AFP Top Ten (Week of August 30, 2016): Don't Bother Decorating Your Office, Peer-to-Peer Strategies, Returning a Donor Gift, More!
(Aug. 30, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal.

Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part II)
(August 30, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course.

New FASB Accounting Standards: What Do They Mean for Fundraisers?
(Aug. 30, 2016) Seth Perlman explains what the new standards are and why it’s important that fundraisers are familiar with them.


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Resource Center services are available at no cost to AFP members.



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