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The BE the CAUSE Campaign embodies the importance and impact of a profession that values ethical and effective fundraising in the world and works in the interest of the public good. The campaign demonstrates what fundraisers do and why we do it.

BE the CAUSE funds support scholarships, diversity and inclusion, professional education, leadership development, research and alike. One time gifts, monthly giving or pledges are welcome.

You can donate online at, call with a credit card payment or pledge to 1-800-666-3863 x446, or mail a check to: BE the CAUSE Campaign; AFP Foundation for Philanthropy; 4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300; Arlington, VA 22203-4168.

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Feb 2 - Development Director
We seek an accomplished leader who is passionate about improving lives through the promoting of mental health, who can take us to the next level by broadening and increasing our funding base to sustain and grow our research, evaluation, training, and engagement programs. The successful candidate will report and work closely with the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) Executive Director and collaborate with employees throughout the organization as well as advancement staff at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. ... more >
Jan 26 - Community Engagement Coordinator
Youth In Need, a leading non-profit organization that serves children, youth and families in St. Louis and surrounding counties, is seeking a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator. This position will be located at our main administrative headquarters located in St. Charles, MO. This position is responsible for coordinating the Development and Marketing Department’s volunteer and in-kind donation program to support the agency’s priorities, with an emphasis on working with program staff and community supporters to meet identified needs. ... more >
Jan 26 - Donor Relations Specialist
The successful candidate will be a key member of the Pi Beta Phi Foundation staff. Primary responsibilities include donor stewardship functions, committee oversight, event coordination and management, project-based work and serving as backup for gift entry and donor database activities. ... more >
Feb 3 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Feb 2 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 3, 2016): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Feb. 3, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. This week’s top ten includes discussions on relationship fundraising (from Adrian Sargeant); revising and reinvigorating your mission statement; building donor confidence in your organization; turning a “no” into a “yes” and corporate fundraising in the small shop. ... more >
Feb 2 - Money Wellness: Unleash the Power to Big Gifts
(Feb. 2, 2016) Fundraising is such a goal-oriented occupation that we don’t ever really consider our relationship with money or our donors’ relationship with money. That relationship can have a huge effect on how we raise funds—and how people give! AFP had a chance to chat with Laura Fredricks recently about this relationship—what she terms Money Wellness—which is the topic of her upcoming webinar on February 11. ... more >