Research & Reports
Research expands (and challenges!) what we know about philanthropy and gives us new ideas to use in our own fundraising. For over 50 years, AFP has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising, publishing its own research, collaborating with partners on additional research, and covering even more research conducted by other groups in the profession—all presented here in one place to help you find the key insights that will advance your fundraising—and your career! Learn more about the latest AFP and other fundraising reports and research initiatives.
In support of these initiatives, each year AFP awards the AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research to the author of a book that contributes substantially to the knowledge and understanding of fundraising or philanthropic behavior (made possible by an endowment from Skystone Partners, LLC to encourage advanced research that extends the knowledge of fundraising and philanthropy).