Policy & Advocacy

As the largest association of charitable fundraisers in the world, AFP seeks to educate the public about the fundraising profession and the importance of philanthropy, and protect the interests of donors, fundraisers and charities related to laws and regulations about giving, volunteering and nonprofit operations in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.
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The Charitable Act

AFP’s current key legislative priority is passage of the Charitable Act, which would allow taxpayers, regardless of whether they itemize their taxes or not, to take a deduction for their giving. This bill is a reintroduction of the Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act from 2021. Learn more about the Charitable Act and how you can help make it law. 

Use the form below to send an email to your Congresspeople, asking them to support this important legislation. 


AFP Chapter Lobby Week 2024- August 5-9

AFP Global is asking all U.S. chapters to visit at least one member of Congress and/or their staff during the week of August 5-9, virtually or in-person. We encourage all chapters to have a government relations chair or other board member in place who can help lead this effort on the chapter level.


Charitable IRA Rollover/IRA Legacy Act

President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 117-328), which included Division T (SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022). The new law includes a modified version of the Legacy IRA Act to enhance and expand the IRA Charitable Rollover. 

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AFP PAC: Make a Difference!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Political Action Committee is a one-of-a-kind body, the only PAC dedicated to advancing ethical fundraising and philanthropy. The PAC supports candidates for federal office who in turn support giving, volunteering and fundraising. Learn more about the PAC

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