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Career stage
14 Jun 2024
AFP Daily & Weekly deliver the latest fundraising news and information straight to your inbox!
31 May 2024
Planned giving describes a donor’s commitment to contribute funds at a future time through their estate or will. It’s a popular form of individual giving—according to Giving USA 2023 , bequests (the most common type of planned gift) accounted for 9% of total giving in 2022, or $45.6 billion. Growing...
Resource Planned Giving
Sponsored 13 May 2024
Fundraising isn't just about asking for money—it's about nurturing relationships! Every donor's interaction with your organization is a step on a unique path—a donor journey that can lead to long-term support and advocacy. Understanding how to support the journeys of major donors, first-time donors...
29 Apr 2024
Your donors are the lifeblood of your organization, so it’s vital that they stick around. While few donors need elaborate displays of recognition to feel valued, most appreciate small tokens of gratitude to know their support is meaningful. Thanks to advances in nonprofit technology and the rise of...
Resource Donor Relations/Stewardship
07 Apr 2024
The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) annual awards program recognizes outstanding achievement by individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers and fundraising professionals.
11 Mar 2024
< See also: Get Involved: AFP Volunteer Opportunities Open RFPs: We invite your contribution to AFP's professional development programs. All programming will occur between January- December 2025. The deadline for submissions is July 28, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET. Submit Here Through a series of Requests...
Resource Your Fundraising Career Boards and Volunteers
05 Mar 2024
If your nonprofit organization fundraises within the disability community, you might be wondering how to best connect with a person living with a chronic disabling condition. Chances are that you interact in your personal or professional life somewhat regularly with the disability community. How...
Resource Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA)
14 Feb 2024
This is a session about a new approach to relationship fundraising. It is now over 30 years since Ken Burnett first mooted the terminology and sought to map out an approach to building, maintaining, and developing supporter relationships that would be based squarely on donor needs. The approach...
Resource Donor Relations/Stewardship
24 Jan 2024
< See also: Get Involved: AFP Volunteer Opportunities AFP ICON is the world’s premiere in-person and virtual conference for fundraising professionals, featuring three unforgettable days of education, sessions and events! To better understand the education session and presenter selection process for...
Resource Your Fundraising Career Boards and Volunteers
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