What is BE the CAUSE?
BE the CAUSE is the Foundation’s annual, unrestricted fund that supports all four pillars of our Case for Support. BE the CAUSE helps to fund local, national, and international programs including scholarships, leadership development, education and much more. A portion of every donation that a donor makes goes back to their local chapter to support local programs.
Grant Back Program: The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy works in partnership with AFP chapters throughout the United States to implement our cooperative annual fund campaign called BE the CAUSE. Every chapter receives between 15%-35% (based on mutually agreed high/low goals) of their BE the CAUSE dollars raised in the previous year. These funds are granted to the local AFP chapter thereby increasing the mission of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy in local communities for educational programs, scholarships, and so much more. Please click here for the full information.
How the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Helps Chapters with their BE the CAUSE Campaign:
- Annual calling program provided in kind by Catapult Fundraising Inc.
- Matches: Blackbaud, as a partner of the Foundation for Philanthropy, offers a $10 match for every gift (not pledge) of $20 or more that is made towards BE the CAUSE at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising (ICON).
- LYBUNT: In the first quarter of the year, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy sends a direct mail solicitation to donors who gave last year but not yet this year for the BE the CAUSE Campaign.