AFP publishes its own research-based reports, and also monitors the nonprofit sector to share notable research and reports published by other organizations. Latest Reports Giving Increases Significantly in 2020, Even as Donor Retention Rates Shrink (March 4, 2021) Fundraising Confidence Slowly
AFP engages in several research initiatives and projects, including the Research Council’s Emerging Scholar Program, the Wilson C. "Bill" Levis Fundraising Research Grant, the AFP Compensation and Benefits Study, the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, and the Nonprofit Research Collaborative.
Each year, the AFP Research Council awards the Skystone Partners Prize for Research to the author of a book that contributes substantially to the knowledge and understanding of fundraising or philanthropic behavior. The Prize for Research is made possible by an endowment from Skystone Partners to