Founded in 1935 out of need.
Continues because of need.

Leadership… Ethics… Excellence… core values of the American Association of Fundraising Counsel since its founding in 1935. AAFRC Member Firms are distinguished as leaders in advancing philanthropy and assuring the highest ethical standards and professional practices.

It is no surprise, then, that in AAFRC’s over eighty-year history, organizations in communities across this country and around the globe have looked to AAFRC Member Firms. And the result has been billions of dollars dedicated to good works in those communities.

AAFRC Member Firms serve clients of every size and purpose-from local to international-in the arts, culture, and humanities; health; education; human services; religion; advocacy; public/society benefit; the environment and wildlife; and international affairs-in cities, suburbs and rural areas-virtually every type of nonprofit organization.

The organizations have come to value the AAFRC advantage. Ethical standards and professional practice are American Association of Fundraising Counsel hallmarks. But there is more.

As founding publisher of GIVING USA, and now through its AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy, the American Association of Fundraising Counsel keeps its members alert to the very latest information and research on fundraising. Member firms are always abreast of all local, state and federal regulatory requirements.

AAFRC’s direct links to the major national and international philanthropic and fundraising organizations provide member firms with the most current information as it develops. Members also participate in an ongoing program of leadership and professional development forums.

In choosing the AAFRC advantage, an organization selects an experienced firm with in-depth resources to serve it and a commitment to excellence in standards and performance.