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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
Aug. 11 -
AFP News Release: Clinton College Plan Damaging to Philanthropy
In response to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s college tuition plan, which would limit the value of the charitable deduction for gifts made by certain taxpayers, Andrew Watt, the president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), released the following statement. ... more >
Jul. 1 -
Canada: First Federal Platform Proposal for Charities Includes New Minister, Federal Department
A coalition of charities and nonprofit associations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, has developed the first-ever federal platform proposal for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. ... more >
Jul. 1 -
Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >
Jun. 3 -
AFP Responds to NY Times Piece on “Who Will Watch the Charities?”
After the FTC and state regulators cracked down on cancer charities (and AFP responded with guidance), this column appeared in The New York Times, and AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, replied with this letter. ... more >
May. 27 -
Finalists Selected for National Philanthropy Day® Honors Recognizing Top Donors, Volunteers
You’ve chosen the finalists in each category of AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Honors. Check out the new NPD website and learn more about their stories. ... more >

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