AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
Each year, the AFP Research Council awards the Skystone Partners Prize for Research to the author of a book that contributes substantially to the knowledge and understanding of fundraising or philanthropic behavior. The Skystone Partners Prize is made possible by an endowment from Skystone Partners, LLC, and includes a cash prize of up to $3,000.
The 2018 Skystone Partners Prize was awarded to Dr. Beth Breeze for her book The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?, published by Policy Press in 2017. Read the AFP press release from April 11, 2018: "Dr. Beth Breeze Wins AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize for Volume on Study of Fundraisers" .
The application deadline for the 2019 prize was November 1, 2018.
Past winners include:
- 2017-2018: Dr. Beth Breeze, The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?
- 2016-2017: Dr. Lilya Wagner, Ed.D., CFRE, Diversity and Philanthropy: Expanding the Circle of Giving.
- 2015-2016: Marilyn Taylor, Robert Strom, and David Renz, Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurs’ Engagement in Philanthropy: Perspectives
- 2014-2015: Penelope Cagney, CFRE and Bernard Ross, Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy
- 2013-2014: Noah Drezner, Expanding the Donor Base in Higher Education: Engaging Non-Traditional Donors
- 2012-2013: Brian Sagrestano and Robert Wahlers, The Philanthropic Planning Companion
- 2011-2012: Robert M. Penna, The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox: A Complete Guide to Program Effectiveness, Performance Measurement and Results
- 2010-2011: Michael Rosen, Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing
- 2009-2010: Rachel M. McCleary, Ph.D., Global Compassion: Private Voluntary Organizations and US Foreign Policy Since 1939
- 2008-2009: Paul Brest and Hal Harvey, Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy
- 2007-2008: Leslie R. Crutchfield & Heather McLeod Grant, Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
- 2006-2007: Emily Barman, CONTESTING COMMUNITIES: The Transformation of Workplace Charity
- 2005-2006: Marybeth Gasman & Katherine V. Sedgwick, Uplifting a People: African American Philanthropy and Education
- 2004-2005: Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan and Barbara E. Taylor, Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonrofit Boards
- 2003-2004: Lawrence J. Friedman and Mark D. McGarvie, Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility in American History
- 2002-2003: Diana S. Newman, CFRE, Opening Doors: Pathways to Diverse Donors
- 2001-2002: Lilya Wagner, Careers in Fundraising
- 2000-2001: Marilyn Fischer, Ethical Decision Making in Fund Raising
- 1999-2000: Katelyn Quynn and Ron Jordan, Planned Giving: Management, Marketing and Law
- 1998-1999: Robert Fry, Jr., Nonprofit Investment Policies: Practical Steps for Growing Charitable Funds
- 1997-1998: Kathleen Kelly, Effective Fund-Raising Management
- 1996-1997: Dwight Burlingame and Dennis Young, Corporate Philanthropy at the Crossroads
- 1995-1996: Douglas White, The Art of Planned Giving: Understanding Donors and the Culture of Giving
- 1994-1995: Mike Martin, Virtuous Giving: Philanthropy, Voluntary Service and Caring
- 1993-1994: Lucy Rose Fischer/Kay Banister Schaffer, Older Volunteers: A Guide to Research and Practice; and Joseph Mixer, Principles of Professional Fund Raising
- 1992-1993: Roger Lohmann, The Commons: New Perspectives on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
- 1991-1992: Henry Rosso, Achieving Excellence in Fund Raising
- 1990-1991: Bruce Hopkins, The Law of Fund Raising