Association of Fundraising Professionals

'Worst Charities’ Report Prompts Calls for Charities to Respond
June 28, 2013

A yearlong investigation by three news outlets that identified America’s “50 worst charities” has revived the perennial question of what the nonprofit world should do to drum out unscrupulous nonprofits and fundraisers. The inquiry by the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting, joined in recent months by CNN, highlighted charities that channel most of the money they raise to professional solicitors, mimic other charities’ names, deceive donors on telemarketing calls, divert money and contracts to people with ties to their organizations and use accounting tricks to inflate the amount they report spending on their missions. While anyone

3 Fundraising Positives Among 2008’s Negatives
April 23, 2008

After being punch-drunk for several years, the economy is looking woozy and might even go down for the count. At the very least, a significant financial hangover will affect most nonprofits. “The projections are that 2008 will not be as strong as 2007. If the economy continues to go south, that may well affect the public’s ability to or desire to help nonprofit organizations,” explains Paulette Maehara, the president and chief executive of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. But a lively election may offer some “hope,” pun intended, for nonprofits. Here’s why. 1. Donor Dollars are There The last two presidential cycles didn’t

AOL?The New Spam/Scam Playpen
March 7, 2006

E-Postage and the Fleecing of 30 Million AOL Members March 7, 2006: Vol. 2, Issue No. 18 IN THE NEWS AOL to pay e-mail tab for nonprofits America Online intends to pick up the costs for nonprofit groups that wish to send e-mails to AOL members, a move that comes less than a week after a consortium spoke out against the company's plan to charge for a new bulk e-mail service. Dulles, Va.-based AOL said Friday that it will offer nonprofit organizations two new free e-mail options that possess many of the features, including images and Web links, of the company's premium