YOUR GIFT AT WORK

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The planning phase of the North American expansion of New Faces of Fundraising–a multi-year initiative–will begin in 2016.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional development grants (formerly scholarships) provide education, training, and leadership development opportunities to help fundraisers and nonprofit leaders succeed.

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RESEARCH

Research that increases knowledge of fundraising, philanthropy, and social innovation includes the Growth in Giving Initiative.

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Watch: Why Your Contribution Matters

BUILDING A STRONGER CULTURE
OF PHILANTHROPY TOGETHER

Education, training, mentoring,
and research empower
fundraisers.
Ethical and effective
fundraising practices build
trust and strengthen
relationships
Donor-centered fundraisers
help transform giving to create
social change.

2016 Campaign Results

As of September 1, 2016, the BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $305,164 in gifts and pledges from 3,015 donors. This represents 61% of our $500,000 goal.
September 2016 Campaign Results

YOUR IMPACT 2015

BECAUSE OF YOU...

  • $119,108 in support back to 115 local chapters
  • Professional Development Grants (formerly scholarships)
    • $117,445 in awards for the AFP International Fundraising Conference
      • 131 Chamberlain Scholars (first-time conference attendees)
      • 19 Diverse Communities Scholars
      • 11 Collegiate Scholars
    • $8,000 in awards for AFP Leadership Academy
      • 8 Leadership Scholars
  • Program and research support
    • Inaugural AFP Collegiate Leadership Conference
      • 38 collegiate members and advisors
    • Curriculum revision of AFP CFRE review course
    • Annual Compensation and Benefits Survey

The 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign total is $487,804 from 4,352 donors—a 16% U.S. member participation rate. Of that amount, $120,833 (25%) from 2,130 donors is a result of the calling program, which is managed pro bono by Ruffalo Noel Levitz. Although we didn’t quite reach our ambitious $500,000 goal, it is a 7.5% increase from the 2014 campaign total ($453,682).

BE the CAUSE is the cooperative, annual fund of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and U.S. AFP Chapters.

Thank you for your support!