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Ours is the "Impact Profession" and AFP publishes books that help fundraising professionals learn, grow, and achieve on a higher plane. Our titles include AFP books published in partnership with Wiley; AFP's fast-expanding Ready Reference series, and an inspiring new line of think pieces now in development: Bright Papers.

AFP's Ready Reference Series enables practitioners to get up to speed fast on essential fundraising topics. These short books are replete with practical tips related to fundraising. How short? You can read them in one sitting! 

AFP's Ready Reference Series Update

Originally published in the early 2000s, a wide range of new and updated titles are available now with more than a dozen anticipated in 2019.  They include: Building an Effective Board of Directors by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE; Getting Ready for a Capital Campaign by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE; Developing Policies and Procedures: Best Practices for Accountability and Transparency by Barbara L. Ciconte, CFRE, and updated by R. Scott Fortnum, MA, CFRE, ACFRE; and Giving a Great Speech or Presentation by Wayne Olson, J.D.

Just a few of the additional titles due out this year:

Approaches to Strategic Planning by Jan F. Brazzell, Ph.D., ACFRE

Research Recommendations for Fundraising Professionals  by Lori Hunter Overmyer, ACFRE

Diversity & Inclusion by Armando Zumaya

The First 90 Days: Establishing Yourself as the Development Director by Sophie Penney, Ph.D.

Development Plans for Faith-Based Fundraising 



AFP/Wiley Books

Recently published titles include:

  • The Complete Guide to Fundraising Management, 4th edition, by Stanley Weinstein, ACFRE, EMBA, and Pamela Barden, DBA, CFRE (2017)
  • A Higher Bid: How to Transform Special Event Fundraising with Strategic Benefit Auctions, by Kathy Kingston (2015)

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