A Peer Community for Consulting Excellence

APC is an international professional association of philanthropic consultants working with nonprofit organizations.

Who We Are

Through the service and support of APC members, nonprofit organizations access professional counsel that is expert, ethical, and inclusive.

APC members feel very strongly that ALL nonprofit organizations should have access to professional and ethical consultants to help them meet their missions. We set high standards for membership and deliver education, experience, and counsel in order to promote best practice.

Qualified members demonstrate a commitment to philanthropic practice as donors, within charities, and as advocates for giving and volunteering.

Member Feedback

What our
members are saying.

Joining APC immediately put me on a ‘team’ with 40+ other consultants from around the U.S. and Canada. I was searching for peer support, professional development and friendship with my peers and found it through APC.”

“For those of us who approach our work not only as a practitioner, but as a student – committed to learning every day from each other, and our clients – APC affords me an intellectual and practical experience that nourishes my knowledge, and my ability to better serve my clients.”

“APC has been an enriching experience through the relationships developed and the professionalism experienced through specialized seminars for nonprofit consulting.”

Our Values


We are stronger when we support one another and APC. We believe that connecting with colleagues helps us improve our service to clients and our knowledge.

Inclusion and Diversity

We commit to seek diverse perspectives, broaden our points of view, and apply that knowledge to our work. We believe listening and learning are essential to the health of our sector.


We believe in putting the client’s interests first and providing professional counsel with the highest level of integrity. We commit to follow industry best practices for our clients.


We believe in life-long learning and are committed to staying informed of trends and resources in fundraising in order to best support the nonprofit organizations we serve.

Quality of Service

We believe every nonprofit deserves quality fundraising guidance. We commit to working diligently to help clients realize their missions through successful governance, deliberate strategies, and successful fundraising based on tested approaches that we know work.

Become a member today.