AFP awarded its 2018 class of Distinguished Fellows this week at its international conference in New Orleans: APC Member Abbie von Schlegell, CFRE was in this year's class.

The Distinguished Fellows program and Honorary Fellows program (for those who are not members of AFP) spotlights individuals who have made significant leadership contributions to the philanthropic and fundraising professions, and who will continue to advance AFP’s mission and vision through their volunteer and advisory work.


Several APC Members recently participated in The Fund Raising School's Leadership Roundtable in Indianapolis, IN, which presented new information on the latest trends in philanthropy such as fundraising from donor-advised funds, social innovation funding, fundraising from millennials, and new knowledge on the techniques that work best based on gender, diversity, faith and other donor traits.

APC held a membership recruitment reception as well as a half-day members-only program on "The Business of Our Business."


Three-quarters (75%) of surveyed charitable nonprofits reported meeting their fundraising goals for 2017, according to a new report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC). The NRC began in 2010 and the result for 2017 is the highest percentage that have met goal. The results also showed that 63 percent raised more than in the prior year, which is an improvement over the 58 percent that saw increases in charitable gift receipts from 2015 to 2016.