It's refreshing to know you are not alone.
Supporting our local non-profits takes a community. And, within that community is a community of professional fundraisers who are looking to each other for support.
It's refreshing to have a group of people to share ideas, explore best practices, connect with and more.
AFP, an association of professionals throughout the world, advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy.
Fundraising is viewed as a credible and respected profession for civic betterment throughout the world.
AFP is committed to excellence in providing the highest quality services and products for our members and other constituents. We are responsive to their needs and strive to exceed expectations.
AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) exists to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals and the profession, to promote high ethical behavior in the fundraising profession and to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism.
Every year, AFP International´s members sign the association’s Code of Ethics, which holds them to the profession’s highest standards and a commitment to put the philanthropic mission above personal gains. AFP members do not work just for their organization, they represent the philanthropic trust economy every day.
Read a summary of the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice.
Donor Bill of Rights
The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It outlines the ethical practices donors can expect from the organizations they support.