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AFP International

Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.

For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit www.afpnet.org.

To advance its mission, AFP:

  • Fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals committed to the preserving and enhancing philanthropy;
  • Establishes a code of ethics and professional practices;
  • Requires member adherence to a professional code of ethical standards and practices;
  • Provides training opportunities for fundraising professionals;
  • Implements programs that ensure cultural and social diversity in our membership and leadership;
  • Collects, researches, publishes, and disseminates historical, managerial, and technical information on philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising;
  • Promotes public understanding of philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising;
  • Conducts activities that maintain and develop legislation favorable to philanthropy;
  • Enlists, organizes, and supports members to achieve our purposes;
  • Fosters international cooperation, knowledge exchange, and education among fundraising professionals worldwide; Uses all necessary and proper means to accomplish our purposes; and Provides a valid and reliable certification program for fundraising professionals.


National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day®, November 15, acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. And, each year AFP honors individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world.

Visit the Official National Philanthropy Day Web Site.


Latest News
Apr. 4 -
Columbus, Ohio Fundraiser Receives Achievement Recognition from AFP
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. ... more >
Mar. 15 -
Artwork from the Diversity Art Showcase
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. ... more >
Mar. 7 -
Clinton Tax Plan to Exempt Charitable Deduction from Cap
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) applauded presidential candidate Hilary Clinton’s plan to exempt the charitable deduction from a 28 percent deduction limit on the highest tax brackets, 33 percent and above. ... more >
Mar. 2 -
AFP Announces Strategic Partnership with iDonate
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with iDonate, a leading provider of digital fundraising solutions for nonprofits, built from the ground up to serve the needs of today's connected donor. ... more >
Jan. 13 -
Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 53rd International Fundraising Conference, March 22-22, 2016, in Boston, Mass. ... more >

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