Fundraising: The Impact Profession

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy champions philanthropy and volunteerism by developing the nonprofit sector’s current and future leaders, welcoming diverse new voices into the charitable world and rigorously upholding the highest standards of ethics.

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Needs Your Support!

As 2020 draws to a close, I would like to ask you to consider making a gift to the AFP U.S. Foundation for Philanthropy, whether it is your first gift this year or an additional contribution. Your gift will support YOU—the fundraising profession, the IMPACT profession that provides so much to the communities we all serve. Click below to hear why I’ve been with AFP and the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy for so long and the difference the Foundation is making every day.

Lori Gusdorf, CAE, Executive Vice President AFP Foundations for Philanthropy from AFP IHQ on Vimeo.

Foundation Impact

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy provides resources to both individual fundraisers along with the sector as a whole.

• Scholarships to ICON, LEAD and other programs.
• Grants to AFP Chapters to support local initiatives
• Ethics Awareness Month
• Research like the Fundraising Effectiveness Project

To see a more detailed list of our 2020 Impact, please click here.

Throughout this year, the Foundation has remained committed to supporting you and your fundraising colleagues–especially when you need us the most. Our annual fund (BE the CAUSE) directly impacts fundraisers across the country. Please help us do more to support you and your fellow fundraisers, the profession, and the entire nonprofit community!

Make a Donation Today

Did you know - you can also text to give (Powered by give by cell)!
1. Text AFP to 56512
2. Follow the Prompts
3. Register your Credit or Debit Card

This year isn’t what we expected, but it makes what we do more necessary than ever. Your gift this year will allow us to offer more scholarships, provide more local funding to the areas of need, and increase the opportunities available for the fundraising profession.

Thank you for your continued support.

Lori Gusdorf, CAE
Executive Vice President
AFP Foundations for Philanthropy

P.S. Please consider joining the Alpha Society – the automatic monthly giving program for BE the CAUSE. It helps you to make a huge annual impact with smaller, scheduled payments. For more information, please contact the Foundation at

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Our goal is to develop fundraising professionals who can lead the sector and their respective organizations to increase philanthropic commitments for some of society’s most pressing needs.

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The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Impact program is a phased, multi-year approach to create and implement initiatives focused on the needs of diverse communities.

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Knowledge is power. and the Foundation is committed to conducting qualitative and quantitative research on the issues of highest concern to fundraising professionals and philanthropists.



The Foundation is committed to renewing public trust in nonprofit organizations through ethics training and resources, public awareness campaigns such as Ethics Awareness Month, and utilizing AFP’s Code of Ethical Standards.

Ways to Give to the Foundation


AFP Foundation for Philanthropy
4300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA  22203 


Text AFP to 56512


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