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

An Intimate Conversation With Charity Navigator CEO Michael Thatcher

This year’s first Members Only program started off with a bang.

Twenty-five AFP members had the exclusive opportunity to connect with and meet Charity Navigator CEO Michael Thatcher and Program Analyst Kevin Doyle.

Thatcher presented an up-to-the-minute overview of current trends at Charity Navigator and then opened up the meeting to questions from our members.

News from the President 3.31.17

The chapter is doing better than ever in 2017 thanks to you and to our board members, committee members and volunteers, that include many of you, and with the excellent support of our management team.

Now in my second year as president of the chapter, I’m as dedicated as ever to providing you, our members and constituents, with the best programs, tools, intelligence and support to help empower you to grow and succeed in the profession.

Also of importance and value is AFP-NYC’s advocacy in Albany and in D.C. on behalf of the nonprofit sector.

"Make Your Bed"

Most people I know have never heard of William McRaven. Today he serves as Chancellor of the University of Texas System. For 37 years before being appointed to his current post McRaven served in the United States Navy, rising to the rank of Admiral and commander of the Special Operations Command (Navy SEALs).

Fundraising Day in New York 2017

Build Great Teams…

Achieve Peak Performance 

The competition for charitable dollars is getting tougher. For more than a decade the rate of growth in the number of nonprofit organizations has outpaced increases in charitable giving. Organizations that want to succeed in this environment will need a high performing staff.

AFP-NYC "Marketing Matters" Wrap-Up

AFP-NYC Educational Program


“Seven Takeaways for Fundraisers and Marketing Professionals”

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Scandinavia House, NYC


By Susan Fields, CFRE


News from the President 3.17.17


“There is strength in numbers” is an apt expression of the nearly two hundred nonprofit advocates from around the country lead by AFP, and others last month.  Our coalition descended on the Capitol in defense of the charitable deduction that is under threat from a number of draft tax bills that if implemented would reduce or eliminate the itemized deduction forall but the wealthy, and could eliminate $17 billion in annual giving

2017 Class of AFP Outstanding Young Professionals

Congratulations to Leah Heister for being chosen as an AFP 2017 Outstanding Young Professional. Leah is one of five Young Professionals from across the country to be recognized, and will be in San Francisco attending the International Fundraising Conference to receive her award and represent the AFP-NYC Chapter. 

AFP-NYC Senior Leadership Conversation

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, AFP-NYC, The Plaza and Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI), hosted a breakfast at the Plaza Hotel for an AFP Leadership Conversation.

Lunch? Are you Kidding? I'm Crazybusy!

Back in the fall I reached out to an old colleague I hadn’t seen in a long time and suggested we get together for lunch. The person replied that she had a gala coming up, and meeting after the gala would be better (later in the conversation I learned that the gala was four weeks away). The next time I reached out to my friend she said she was busy with post-gala follow-up and that we should meet sometime after the holidays.

News from the President 3.3.17

I believe one of AFP’s key benefits to members and the nonprofit sector is its proactive advocacy in Washington D.C. and in State legislatures throughout the U.S. 


Fundraising Day in New York 2017

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