Local Connections, Global Opportunities
For 50 years, AFP has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. AFP’s vision is to stimulate a world of generosity and positive social good through fundraising best practice. Learn more and join AFP by visiting their website below.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its 31,000 members in more than 240 chapters throughout the world. AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that have generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s individual and organizational members raise over $115 billion annually.
Held annually, draws more than 3,500 fundraisers from around the world and provides the ultimate educational and networking opportunity through the many participatory workshops, leadership forums, round tables, plenary sessions and social events.
provides members with all of the latest news, information, updates and analysis from around the nonprofit sector, the fundraising profession and AFP. Through the AFP website, members can take courses online, participate in online discussions and renew their membership. Job listings can be posted here.
An annual event drawing more than 300 of AFP’s chapter leaders, administrators and fundraisers at-large. This event provides educational and networking opportunities to enhance leadership skills for more effective AFP chapters and nonprofit organizations.
AFP Daily, a daily email newsletter, provides fundraising news, tips and guidance; Public Policy Updates provide up-to-date information on government relations issues and Advancing Philanthropy, a quarterly magazine, provides practical fundraising advice and information.
National Philanthropy Day®
On November 15, celebrates the extraordinary contributions of philanthropy in every community, as well as those individuals who work in the philanthropic world. More than 100 National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) celebrations involving over 50,000 people are scheduled every year. NPD is now recognized permanently in Canada by the federal government and by local governments around the world.
Honor individuals and organizations for their extraordinary efforts in philanthropy and fundraising. These include the CARTER Awards for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Individual and Group; the Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Corporation, Foundation, Philanthropist and Volunteer Fundraiser. Other awards include the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Service to AFP, the AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy, and the Charles R. Stephens Excellence in Diversity Award.