Ethics & Donor Rights

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) exists to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals and the profession, to promote high ethical standards in the fundraising profession, and to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism.


Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust for every AFP member. AFP provides a self-governed process for addressing ethical concerns.

Visit the main AFP website to learn more about our ethics.

Donor Rights

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.

The Donor Bill of Rights [+]

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AFP NYC offers a variety of valuable member benefits to help you further your fundraising career.