Guides & Resources

AFP offers several publications, tools, and resources to help fundraising professionals.

Need some specific information about fundraising, like how to set up a major gift program or work more effectively with your board? Or maybe you just want to learn about the latest trends? AFP’s Guides & Resources have you covered, from our Advancing Philanthropy magazine and research reports to our Ready Reference Series and Hot Topics. From the foundations of fundraising to advanced topics, this is where you can find it!

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Advancing Philanthropy Magazine

AFP's flagship membership magazine, with a quarterly print version and a growing collection of online-only content. 

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Research & Reports

Learn about (and search!) AFP research projects and reports, including the Fundraising Effectiveness Project and the annual compensation and benefits report.

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AFP Connect Community Forum

Discuss interesting topics, ask questions, and share your expertise with other AFP members!

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318 results, showing results 61 to 70.
Career stage
26 Oct 2022
Source de l'image : Le gouvernement du Canada ENGLISH En septembre 2021, les conseils d’administration d’AFP Canada et de la Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP ont mis sur pied, dans le cadre d’une initiative commune, le Groupe de travail sur la détermination de mesures à prendre en...
Resource Diversity and Inclusion (IDEA)
17 Aug 2022
(With so many fundraising options now available and so many things happening in the world, sometimes we all just need a reminder about the basics of fundraising.) The past few years challenged many nonprofits, and today, many that have stabilized are wondering how sec ure thei r future is...
Resource Donor Relations/Stewardship
21 Jun 2022
Acknowledging and showing appreciation for major gifts, and honoring major donors who give, are an important part of any effective major and planned giving program—and simple stewardship good manners. The same is also true of staff. You should celebrate and acknowledge the success of your major gift...
Resource Donor Relations/Stewardship Major Gifts
14 Jun 2022
As fundraisers, we have a unique leadership opportunity, no matter our title or defined role within the organization. Our commitment to the mission centers the team’s efforts that achieve our collective purpose. Whether you aspire to be a better leader in your current role or are seeking a new...
Resource Donor Relations/Stewardship Major Gifts
08 Jun 2022
A well-produced annual report has the power to define your purpose and engage your constituents. After two years of living through a pandemic your supporters want — more than ever — to know how you are doing. Nonprofits can learn from the business world that annual reports have the power to go...
Resource Annual Fund Benchmarks Boards and Volunteers Tax Issues
26 May 2022
Most big decisions in life involve some amount of risk. If you look at statistics, I take my life in my hands every time I drive on the New Jersey Turnpike! However, it’s a risk I take on a regular basis. Every individual has a different tolerance for risk. Just look inside your own family—one...
Resource Boards and Volunteers
10 May 2022
AFP Chapter Lobby Week: Chapter Guidance and Tips from AFP Global on Vimeo . Some years it can be quiet in the public policy space, but NOT this year. It’s a GREAT time to create a connection with a member of Congress and/or their staff (like you would with a donor) as Congress works on issues...
Resource Boards and Volunteers
26 Apr 2022
AFP Membership - Career Development and Support Network from AFP Global on Vimeo .
24 Apr 2022
Visit the links below for the resources you'll need for these ICON 2022 meetings. 2022 Chapter Board Workshop 2022 Large Chapter Presidents Meeting 2022 Chapter Presidents Council Meeting
05 Jan 2022
The resources listed are meant to help you in your role as chapter communications/public relations chair.
Resource Boards and Volunteers
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