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  • Your website is the face of your nonprofit and one of your strongest marketing tools. Standing out from the crowd requires not just a sophisticated design, but also a design that actively promotes what makes your nonprofit unique. After all, the content on your website drives your entire digital fundraising and outreach efforts. This means your website needs to be both functional and immediately identifiable with your nonprofit’s brand.  The best way to learn about design is to study positive examples...
  • If there is one word to describe the relationship between Latinxs in the U.S. today and fundraising, it's ignored. That’s almost 20% of the population that is largely ignored by the nonprofit sector. We are looked past as donors, board members, chief development officers, staff, and certainly as major donors. In California alone, a state where Latinxs make up 40% of the population, less than 3% of nonprofit board members are Latinx. I can identify multiple institutions that serve communities where...
  • Cultivating donor relationships is certainly one of the priorities for any fundraising professional. Organizations that focus on creating a complementary relationship with their donor base are already miles ahead of the ones that do not emphasize it enough. The reason? Good donor retention directly translates to a high donor retention rate, more donors who are willing to be volunteers and better overall engagement with your fundraisers and campaigns. If you are looking for some tried and tested...
  • This article is sponsored by GolfStatus.org. If the past 18 months have taught fundraisers anything, it’s the importance of being nimble. Indeed, fundraisers have had to find new ways to pivot over the past 18 months, and given the uncertainty of the months ahead, they will need to stay nimble if changes in local circumstances necessitate event changes or modifications. Having options and flexibility is perhaps more important than ever. Golf tournaments can be easily adapted for distancing and...
  • Single Sign On, Integration With Your AFP Profile, Exciting New Products & Discounts! MEMBERS: SIGN IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT NOT AN AFP MEMBER? CREATE YOUR LMS ACCOUNT You spoke, and AFP listened! That's why we are excited to announce new changes to AFP's Learning Management System (LMS) that will vastly improve your overall experience and enable AFP to better tailor your learning and education experience in the future! To provide more personalized service, AFP has recently integrated its Blue Sky...
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    We recently received a message from our New Orleans Chapter letting us know how they—and the city—were doing in the wake of Hurricane Ida. The news isn’t great. Caitlan Scanlan, the president of the chapter, has suspended all chapter functions for the foreseeable future, with most of the metro area and beyond without power, water and other basic services at the time. In the meantime, many members have evacuated the city to different parts of the United States. While relief services have been...

AFP Research & Reports

  • ENGLISH (Ottawa, Ontario) - Les salaires des professionnels de la collecte de fonds au Canada ont augmenté au premier trimestre, puis ont légèrement diminué après le début de la pandémie de COVID-19, ce qui a résulté en une croissance de près de 3 % des salaires en fin d’année, selon le Rapport sur la rémunération et les avantages sociaux 2021 de l’Association des professionnels en philanthropie...
  • (Arlington, Va.) Salaries for fundraising professionals in the United States were on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and then fell by the end of 2020, resulting in overall flat growth, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2021 Compensation and Benefits Report. Read the Canada Findings >> The report, based on the responses of 3,261 fundraising professionals in the United...
  • FRENCH (Ottawa, Ont.) Salaries for fundraising professionals in Canada grew in the first quarter, then fell slightly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, resulting in year-end growth of almost 3%, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2021 Compensation and Benefits Report. Read the U.S. Findings >>
  • AFP's latest Compensation and Benefits Report shows that salaries for fundraising professionals in the United States were on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and then fell by the end of 2020, resulting in overall flat growth. Findings: U.S.  | Canada Members: Download The 2021 AFP Compensation and Benefits...
  • Bias, Micro-Aggressions, Lack of Leadership Lead to Staff Departures (Arlington, Va.) A collaboration of nine organizations, led by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), has released a study, sponsored by DonorPerfect, focusing on the issues of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, based on survey responses from more than 2,000 fundraising professionals. Download The Study: 2021 Assessment of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access For Fundraising...
  • (Arlington, VA) – New research by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, conducted in partnership with The Ohio State University (OSU) and focused on inclusion, diversity, equity and access in the charitable workplace, explored the intersectionality of gender, race, and sexuality in the areas of sexual harassment, bias, hiring and promoting. The research, The Fundraising Workplace Climate Survey