Toolkits and Resources

Housed in these pages are useful research tools offered by the AFP National Resource Center to aid your research. New tools are added frequently, so check this site often!

Featured Toolkits and Resources:

AFP Hot Topic Pages
The AFP Resource Center has produced comprehensive “Hot Topic” overviews of key fundraising areas that members have identified as being most in demand.

The AFP Information Exchange
Every week, AFP posts two new free papers for members from your peers to the new AFP Information Exchange on a wide range of subjects, including online fundraising, encouraging philanthropy during a recession, mergers and acquisitions, annual board appeals, and more.  The AFP Information Exchange is an exclusive benefit for AFP members only. Take a look today!

The Virtual New Member Kit
So…you’ve just joined AFP…. What happens now?

AFP’s Toolkit for New Fundraisers
This web page offers a broad overview of fundraising and puts the essential tools for getting started right at your fingertips. Whether you are new to the profession or just want to brush up on the basics, use this resource to get full benefit from AFP and start on the right foot in your new career!

AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers  
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help you carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. It is regularly updated with new and targeted materials.

Survival Kit for Fundraising in Challenging Times
A tumultuous economy can present unique challenges for nonprofit fundraising. Looking for ways to cope? AFP has compiled a toolkit of resources to advise and guide member fundraisers in tough economic times.

AFP Guidance: Fundraising in a Difficult Economy
In response to member concerns and questions about how charities and fundraisers should be responding to the current fundraising environment, AFP has developed some suggested best practices, tips and guidelines to maximize fundraising efforts and position organizations for future success.

Pierpont-Welde Affiliate Libraries
The AFP Affiliate Library Program encourages AFP chapters to establish a local collection of educational materials on fundraising and philanthropy for use by members and the public. There are currently 62 Affiliate Libraries.

In addition, make sure to check out the following research and resource pages for the latest AFP and other studies:

AFP Research, Statistics and Reports
For 50 years, AFP has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. Learn more about general fundraising research findings and AFP’s research efforts.

Reports and Research Articles
AFP continuously works to highlight and bring to your attention the latest reports and research in the world of fundraising.

News and Press Releases

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