March 2, 2016

afp-logo(Arlington, VA)  The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with iDonate, a leading provider of digital fundraising solutions for nonprofits, built from the ground up to serve the needs of today’s connected donor.

iDonate joins AFP’s Strategic Partners program at the highest level: Premier Partner.  The Strategic Partners Program supports AFP’s mission to advance effective fundraising in nonprofits around the world through the provision of top-notch, cutting-edge education and training and the promulgation of the highest ethical standards in the profession.

“iDonate represents the kind of innovation and new world fundraising solutions that make philanthropy more accessible — and by extension, more effective — for causes and communities,” said  Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO of AFP. “Individually and collectively, AFP and iDonate are committed to readying today’s professional fundraisers with the education and tools they need to drive impact.  We are proud to welcome iDonate as an AFP Strategic Partner, and appreciate its support of our mission to advance philanthropy through ethical and effective fundraising.”

“Fundraisers are changing the world one cause at a time and our strategic partnership with AFP represents our mutual commitment to supporting their work in a complex philanthropic environment,” said  Ray Gary, CEO of iDonate. “Inculcating a worldwide culture of great giving experiences requires those of us who are passionate about philanthropy to work together in just the kind of partnership we are celebrating today with AFP.”

The AFP Strategic Partners Program provides opportunity for leading organizations to align with AFP, support its mission to advance philanthropy and ethical fundraising throughout the world, and build year-round relationships with AFP members and chapters through customized marketing programs.  For more information about the program, contact Lee Anne Pirrello, Director Business Development, at (703) 519-8460 or  lpirrello@afpnet.org.

See the AFP Announcement >>