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.

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"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. 

2017 Shaping Up to be a Banner Year for Fundraising - Are you ready?

We’re only two months into the year, but early indicators suggest a significant upturn in business activity and consumer spending lies ahead. Good news for fundraising!

Are you and your organization positioned to take full advantage of the opportunity? Fundraising Day in New York can help you get there. Here’s just a sample of the 43 sessions and 9 workshops planned:

Fundraising Day in New York 2017 - More than Just Fundraising

The focus of Fundraising Day in New York is, of course, on fundraising strategies, tactics, ideas, opinions, and best practices. But there’s much more. Here are just a few examples:

·      FRDNY is about community. It’s the one time each year when nonprofit professionals and volunteers from the Greater NYC Area (and beyond!) come together: development professionals, board members, vendors, managers, chief executives, and philanthropists.


Fundraising Day in New York 2017

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