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2018 BE the CAUSE Campaign

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BE the CAUSE is about you and the AFP-DC Chapter. It’s about your passionate commitment to a cause that inspires you to be a part of this amazing and challenging profession of fundraising. It’s about how the strategic initiatives of AFP and the AFP Foundation support your work as a fundraising professional at the local and international level. It’s about working together to align our vision of fundraising with the future demands in the nonprofit sector, while continuing to uphold ethical and effective practices that are critical to our professional community.

Your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy will help support local, national, and international programs:

  • Diversity & Inclusion is a pillar of the AFP Strategic Plan, scholarships for people of diverse communities is a priority.
  • Professional Development through professional development grants (formerly scholarships) provide fundraisers and nonprofit leaders with education, training, and leadership development opportunities.
  • Research that increases knowledge of fundraising, philanthropy, and social innovation includes the Growth in Giving Initiative

If you donated in 2016, your gift supported…

  • $127,500 in support back to 159 local chapters
  • Scholarships
    • $136,716 in awards for the AFP International Fundraising Conference
      • 140 Chamberlain Scholars (first-time conference attendees)
      • 25 Diverse Communities Scholars
    • 44,250 in awards for AFP Leadership Academy
      • 9 Leadership Scholars
      • Educational support
  • Program and research support
    • Skystone Ryan Prize for Research
    • Emerging Fundraisers Academy
      • 65 collegiate members and advisors

As an AFP member, you continually demonstrate your commitment to professional education, leadership development, and ethical and effective fundraising practice. When you make a gift to the BE the CAUSE Campaign, you are investing in the profession’s future and advancing philanthropy. You are part of something that really matters!   

Donations for 2017 BE the CAUSE Campaign are accepted throughout the year until December 31, 2017.

Together we can make a difference.  Be the CAUSE; make your gift today!

Your gift, no matter the size, will help the AFP-DC Chapter as well the many initiatives supported by the Foundation. So be generous – and help AFP’s efforts around the globe AND around your community.


Make an online pledge here

Download your pledge form here