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New to fundraising, interested in learning more about the latest state of the fundraising profession, or looking for helpful IDEA resources to promote inclusivity in your fundraising efforts? AFP’s Guides & Resources have you covered.

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318 results, showing results 81 to 90.
Career stage
15 Mar 2021
Ask Me Anything – Virtual Professional Development Sessions Greater Vancouver Chapter As we all know, the global pandemic unfolded in March last year and in-person professional development events were cancelled. Amidst the prevalent uncertainty of not knowing when we would gather again, the AFP...
04 Mar 2021
For fundraising professionals, it’s no secret that thanking donors is one of the most important actions your nonprofit takes to pursue its mission in a sustainable way. And this is more than just an oft-repeated recommendation; it’s also supported by data. According to Guidestar , donors who receive...
Resource Donor Relations/Stewardship
25 Feb 2021
As a nonprofit professional, you surely know that fundraising efforts have drastically shifted across the board as a result of COVID-19—and you’ve likely even seen these changes firsthand. For one thing, the majority of in-person fundraising efforts have transitioned to the virtual realm. Yet as we...
Resource Your Fundraising Career
03 Feb 2021
Conducted in late November and early December 2020, the results from the second iteration of AFP’s Fundraising Confidence Survey showed both an increase in year-end fundraiser confidence and concerns about challenges in the year ahead. The survey asked members a series of 14 questions relating to...
Resource Benchmarks Prospect Research Research Reports
03 Feb 2021
Most‌ ‌nonprofits‌ ‌have‌ ‌some‌ ‌basic‌ ‌knowledge‌ ‌of‌ ‌Facebook‌ ‌fundraising.‌ ‌But‌‌ ‌the‌ ‌social‌ ‌network‌ ‌and‌ ‌its‌ ‌fundraising‌ ‌potential‌ ‌is‌ ‌largely‌ ‌a‌ ‌point‌ ‌of‌ ‌confusion when it comes to the specifics.‌ ‌ That’s‌ ‌especially‌ ‌true‌ ‌when‌ ‌it‌ ‌comes‌ ‌to‌ ‌payment‌...
Resource Online Fundraising/Social Media
27 Jan 2021
I think that we can all agree 2020 was a difficult year for most nonprofits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The year taught us as individuals that we need to be thankful for what we have versus what we want. Oprah Winfrey said it is best, “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If...
Resource Donor Relations/Stewardship
15 Dec 2020
Budget 2024 Includes Revised AMT Change / Le budget 2024 propose une modification à la réforme de l’IMR (April 17, 2024) AFP ICON Session Spotlight: AFP Government Advocacy in Canada (February 13, 2024) AFP Canada Government Relations: Taking leadership / Relations gouvernementales d’AFP Canada...
15 Dec 2020
AFP Canada Pre-Budget Submission to the Department of Finance (February 2023) Consultation: Budget 2023 measures to grow the clean economy, close tax loopholes, and deliver tax relief for Canadians / Consultation : Mesures du budget fédéral 2023 pour développer l’économie propre, éliminer les...
18 Nov 2020
Tools and resources / Outils et ressources MEDIA BRIEF: National Philanthropy Day / Briefing à l'intention des medias – journée nationale de la philanthropie (watch this video using these key messages) MEDIA BRIEF: Holiday Giving / Briefing à l'intention des medias – dons des fêtes de fin d’année...
27 Oct 2020
The fundraising world is not immune to the 24-hour news cycle. We have all seen the headlines – from the removal of names from buildings, to bribes of admissions officials, to scandals involving a criminal’s donations to universities—negative news about fundraising is all around us. These stories...
Resource Ethics
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