AFP publishes several industry-leading publications that fundraising professionals rely upon for the latest and best news and information:

  • A true member benefit, Advancing Philanthropy is the award-winning, bimonthly magazine published by AFP that provides practical information, useful tools, and other resources to help members succeed in the fundraising profession.
  • eWire is AFP’s weekly news publication tracking trends and developments in the fundraising profession. Available to members as a membership benefit, eWire examines fundraising issues as they happen, providing members insight into the most current questions facing the profession.
  • Local Chapter News: This section will provide you with valuable news from our chapter and the greater philanthropic community. Here you will find everything from downloadable workshop handouts to our online calendar of events. Visit often for exciting chapter updates and important announcements.

Latest News

News from the President 5.26.17

Diversity and inclusion are taking seats at the table, and AFP is fully on board with it.  The NYC Chapter launched a Diversity and Inclusion committee a year ago and though we have a long way to go, we have made strides in adding diversity to our Board and to our programs including Fundraising Day in New York. 

Board Match New York Wednesday June 7th

AFP-NYC and Board Match New York invite you to explore serving as a member of a nonprofit board of directors!

Board service is for anyone, whether you’re just starting out, a mid-career professional, or (already) a seasoned philanthropist, there is a nonprofit that will value your talents. Serving on a nonprofit board offers fantastic opportunities for your personal and professional development.

Fundraising Day in New York 2017

The Best Professionals Never Stop Learning

In the classes I teach on nonprofit management and governance I discuss the characteristics of high performing individuals. At the top of the list is an intense desire to learn.  The best people are never satisfied with their current level of knowledge. They’re curious. They ask questions. They read as much as they can. They build professional networks to learn from others.

News from the President 5.12.17

I was recently in San Francisco where I attended the AFP International Fundraising Conference held at Moscone West.  It began with two days of pre-conference workshops, followed by the official opening on April 30th continuing through May 2nd.  


Article written by Rich Brown

The Johnson Amendment recently surfaced after six decades of quiet slumber. Named for then Senator Lyndon Johnson in 1954, the law prohibits charities from engaging in political activity, defined as advocating for specific candidates or expressing views that clearly support a specific candidate (Johnson had been upset that some church leaders had openly opposed him).


If you’ve been meaning to register for Fundraising Day in New York but haven’t gotten around to it, now is the time. Rates go up on May 15.  If you are considering attending but can’t decide, let me share just a few reasons why the conference is a great value.

MAXIMIZE YOUR CHANCE OF SUCCESS Six Strategies for Getting the Grant


April 20, 2017, Scandinavia House, New York City


By Susan Fields, CFRE

Strength in Numbers: AFP NYC Leads the Advocacy Charge in Albany with Great Results

By Kerry Watterson, CFRE

Co-Chair, AFP NYC Government Relations & Ethics

News from the President 4.14.17

Collecting, analyzing and quantifying data has become a pillar of strategic fundraising and nonprofit sustainability. It can save time and productivity while increasing efficiency and revenue. An organization may not have a state-of-the-art database, but it has information it can collect.  Knowing what questions it wants to answer is the key.

Seven Insights on How to Thrive When Things Go Wrong


March 23, 2017
Scandinavia House, New York City
Sponsored by Freeman Philantropic Services

By Susan Fields, CFRE


Fundraising Day in New York 2017

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