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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.

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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
Nov. 15 -
Rotary Foundation Named World’s Outstanding Foundation for 2016
The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary—a global network of volunteers committed to improving lives and communities around the world—has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). ... more >
Nov. 9 -
AFP Statement on the 2016 Elections
AFP looks forward to working with the new President and new Members of Congress on issues relevant to philanthropy and the fundraising profession. With President-Elect Trump likely to introduce his own tax plan and Congress poised to consider tax reform in 2017, it is more important than ever for AFP and its members to partner with the White House and Congress to express the value of charitable giving, which is fueled by vital tax provisions such as the charitable dedication and the IRA Rollover provision. ... more >
Nov. 9 -
Six Members Part of AFP’s First Class of Distinguished Fellows
AFP is proud to announce its first cohort of Distinguished Fellows, recognizing six senior members of the Association who have given so much to the fundraising and philanthropic communities. ... more >
Oct. 26 -
Ann Hale to Serve as AFP Chair for 2017
AFP membership has approved the proposed slate of board of directors for 2017, and Ann Hale, CFRE, has been selected to serve as chair. ... more >
Aug. 11 -
Austin High School Graduate Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award
Archer Hadley, a 19-year old high school graduate who has cerebral palsy and uses a power wheelchair—but hasn’t let any of those challenges stop him from raising over $100,000 for disability access and awareness—has been named the 2016 CARTER Outstanding Youth Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). ... more >

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