Advancing Philanthropy

60,000 Readership
33,000 Circulation

A true member benefit, Advancing Philanthropy, the quarterly magazine published by AFP, provides practical information, useful tools and other resources to help members succeed and advance. The magazine helps AFP members succeed and advance the fundraising profession, as well as educates, informs and challenges the entire development community.

Advancing Philanthropy is the idea and strategy magazine for the fundraising profession and
a must-read for all fundraisers for three reasons: EDITORIAL INTEGRITY • TIMELINESS • RELEVANCE





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Have been readers of the
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Editorial Calendar

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January 2020

Relook! Redo! Refresh! Recharge!

The beginning of the year is the time for new beginnings and fresh starts, and AP is no exception, with a brand-new issue with new features, highlighting what to do when you’re:

  1. New to fundraising
  2. Promoted to a new position
  3. Hired by a new organization
  4. Move into management 
  5. Starting the new year

Plus new regular features like Member Profile, Chapter Spotlight, Fundraising News and others, plus our preview of the largest gathering of fundraising professionals in the world, AFP ICON 2020 in Baltimore, March 29–31!

Nov. 12, 2019 Nov. 19, 2019

April 2020

Post-ICON/The Trends Issue

Everything you missed at ICON and might be missing in the profession—the top issues and trends impacting fundraising that were presented at AFP ICON, plus what the heck to do AFTER the conference to ensure you actually remember and use what you learned (and stay recharged for the rest of the year).

Bonus Distribution: AFP ICON 2020 in Baltimore, MD
Feb. 5, 2020 Feb. 12, 2020

July 2020

60th Anniversary Issue

Evolution of AFP Beyond Fundraising—60 years AFP was formed to develop a code of ethics and help create a profession. Now, the profession is established, and a whole new set of skills and knowledge are needed—and a whole new role for the association. We’ll address issues like leadership, policy, innovation, job satisfaction, self-care and life/work balance—everything you need to be a complete and happy professional!

May 20, 2020 May 27, 2020

October 2020

The “We All Make Mistakes/Don’t Panic/You Got This” Issue

It’s October, the beginning of the giving season and nearing the end of the year—that critical time for most charities. But look, things happen. Projects get delayed. Staff leave. Mistakes are made. Timelines become skewed. The Fall issue is here to help:

  • How to Salvage…errr…Still Meet Your Fundraising Goal if You Got Sidetracked
  • End-of-Year Solicitations: If You Still Haven’t Gotten There, Now’s the Time—Ideas and Advice
  • Donor Cultivation—Personal Touches During the Holidays
  • The Last Two Weeks of 2020 and the First Two of 2021: How to Make Sure All the Bases Are Covered

Plus, we’ll be celebrating AFP Ethics Month. You can make mistakes, change timelines and even miss deadlines (though you shouldn’t). But we always need to be ethical with our donors and ensure trust in our organizations, especially during the all-important Giving Season!

Aug. 19, 2020 Aug. 26, 2020


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