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AFP Announces New Strategic Partnership With GiveSmart

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Michael Nilsen, Vice President, Communications & Public Policy, AFP, (425) 241 – 4675, Michael.Nilsen@afpglobal.org
David Brauer, Manager, PR & Influencer Marketing, david.brauer@communitybrands.com

(Arlington, Virginia) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest association of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with GiveSmart by Community Brands, an industry leading fundraising and donor management software for nonprofits and schools, located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

GiveSmartThrough the partnership, GiveSmart will support AFP’s mission to advance effective, ethical and inclusive fundraising in nonprofits around the world through the provision of top-notch, cutting-edge education and training and the promulgation of the highest ethical standards in the profession. The company will be providing educational and thought leadership throughout the year to provide our members access to best practices around fundraising, events, and donor management.

“AFP and GiveSmart are both committed to helping fundraisers—the IMPACT profession—create the impact that brings people together and addresses the world’s most pressing challenges, and that makes this partnership a natural fit,” said Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, president and CEO of AFP.  “All of us at AFP are so pleased to welcome GiveSmart as an Impact Partner and look forward to the expertise, expertise and guidance they can provide to the fundraising community.”

“We are pleased to partner with the Association of Fundraising Professionals,” said Steve Greanias, GiveSmart General Manager. “Joining the longstanding leadership of AFP provides a tremendous opportunity to share GiveSmart’s industry-leading expertise in allowing organizations a better path to serving their mission and reaching their fundraising goals.”

The AFP Partners Program provides participating organizations with year-round opportunities to engage the fundraising community and pursue corporate social responsibility through tangential support of the causes for which they work. Through thought leadership, marketing, content and professional development channels, AFP Partners position themselves as industry leaders committed to advancing philanthropy and ethical fundraising worldwide. Their financial and programmatic support also enables AFP to develop highly competent fundraisers and educate the public on the industry’s ability to fuel societal change in critical arenas like education, healthcare, community development, equity and inclusion and countless other missions.

For more information about the AFP Partners Program, contact Chris Amos, senior director, business development, at Chris.Amos@afpglobal.org.


 

Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. The association works to advance effective and ethical philanthropy by providing advocacy, research, education, mentoring, collaboration and technology opportunities for the world’s largest network of professional fundraisers. AFP’s more than 26,000 members in over 190 professional chapters raise over $100 billion annually for a wide variety of charitable organizations and causes across the globe. For more information, go to afpglobal.org.

GiveSmart is a mobile bidding, fundraising, event management, and donor management software. Our mission is to help nonprofits, schools, and foundations reach their fundraising goals while creating an engaging, exciting, and easy giving experience for their donors. All. Year. Round. GiveSmart has helped our partners raise over $5.4 billion. Learn more at givesmart.com.

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