A Peer Community for Consulting Excellence

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

Our Mission

The Association of Philanthropic Counsel promotes best practices and upholds ethical standards in the delivery of professional philanthropic services to nonprofit organizations and enhances members’ business operations through professional development and interaction.

Our 2022 Sponsors

Who We Are

As a group of independent and small philanthropic consultancy firms from across the nation, we are committed to ensuring that nonprofit organizations of all sizes can engage experienced, qualified counsel.

Become a Member

APC membership will give you access to exceptional educational, collegial and tactical resources. We want to elevate the practice and business of philanthropic consulting so that both your business and your clients thrive!

Find a Consultant

Regardless of the size of your organization or the sector you operate within, APC members have the experience you need for fundraising success.

Member Benefits

  • Opportunities to network and share successful business practices
  • Listing of all member firms on APC website
  • Participate in our two educational forums (conferences)
  • Discounted registration for our two educational forums (conferences)
  • Webinars focused on professional and business challenges
  • Access to our extensive online library
  • Discounted CFRE Certification and discounts on products from selected vendors
  • Ability to get questions answered on our ListServ 24/7.

2022 Summer Forum

We are planning for our 2022 Summer Forum to be back in-person!

Details coming soon!

Association News

Innovation: Creating Culturally Responsive Fundraising Campaigns

By Rachel Branaman, Talem Consulting, as published in Advancing Philanthropy

The United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. According to Pew Research Center’s 2019 American Trends Panel, the majority of Americans say this is very good (57 percent) or somewhat good (20 percent) for our country.

As we enter a Census year, it is important to note that Census data indicates that the year 2030 will be a demographic turning point for the United States.


How to (Quickly) Mobilize Volunteers to Maximize Nonprofit Fundraising During COVID-19

Contributed by Barb Maduell and Kate Banta-Green, Breakthrough Fundraising Group

Staff bandwidth is on overload at every level of nonprofit organizations throughout our region. In addition to the urgent work of serving clients, many cancelled and future events are burdening budgets when they can least afford it. Here are five quick tips for mobilizing some of your most committed champions: volunteers.