About AFP-CNY

For more than 40 years, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. AFP represents 25,000 members in 163 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico, all working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

Among our main purposes is the promotion of the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice and the Donor Bill of Rights.

If you are a fundraising professional (full or part-time) in the Central New York region who upholds the AFP Code of Ethics, you may be eligible for membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals—Central New York Chapter!

Our active Central New York Chapter has over 100 members and is growing fast! Why not submit your application today?

CODE OF ETHICS

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. Read More

DONOR BILL OF RIGHTS

To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, AFP and other fundraising organizations declare that all donors have the following rights. Read More

Our Purpose

AFP believes that to guarantee human freedom and social creativity, people must have the right to freely and voluntarily form organizations to meet perceived needs, advocate causes, and seek funds to support these activities.

To guarantee these rights, AFP’s purposes are to:

  • Foster development and growth of fundraising professionals committed to the preserving and enhancing philanthropy.
  • Establish a code of ethics and professional practices.
  • Require member adherence to a professional code of ethical standards and practices.
  • Provide training opportunities for fundraising professionals.
  • Implement programs that ensure cultural and social diversity in our membership and leadership.
  • Collect, research, publish, and disseminate historical, managerial, and technical information on philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising.
  • Promote public understanding of philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising.
  • Conduct activities that maintain and develop legislation favorable to philanthropy.
  • Enlist, organize, and support members to achieve our purposes.
  • Foster international cooperation, knowledge exchange, and education among fundraising professionals worldwide.
  • Use all necessary and proper means to accomplish our purposes.
  • Provide a valid and reliable certification program for fundraising professionals.