'The Tax Deduction in the Big Scheme Is Not All That Important'
January 21, 2013

Those were the words from Association of Fundraising Professionals President and CEO Andrew Watt at the AFP New York City Chapter annual meeting last Wednesday. Watt gave a keynote presentation where he "sounded the warning," stating those very words, that "the tax deduction in the big scheme is not all that important."

Year-End Giving: Renewing or Refreshing?
November 16, 2012

As you reach out to renew those friendships with loyal donors to your cause with year-end appeals, the first question you should ask yourself is how these investors to your organization came to be the loyal, dependable friends that they are? You’ll discover that sustaining and expanding the flow of year-end investments is much more about what you did last year than anything you will do in the next few weeks.

Today's Twitter Picks
November 14, 2012

Tweets offering info on National Philanthropy Day events around the country.

Fundraising PAC Aims to Give Charities a Political Voice
November 6, 2012

The Association of Fundraising Professionals operates what it believes is the only political-action committee that makes campaign contributions to federal candidates based exclusively on whether they support — or are in a position to sway — government action to benefit philanthropy.

This election cycle, the PAC contributed $24,000 to 10 members of Congress who are (or were) up for re-election, six in the House and four in the Senate.