Great Smoky Mountain Chapter



Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.


To advance its mission, AFP:


  • Fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals committed to the preserving and enhancing philanthropy;

  • Establishes a code of ethics and professional practices;

  • Requires member adherence to a professional code of ethical standards and practices;

  • Provides training opportunities for fundraising professionals;

  • Implements programs that ensure cultural and social diversity in our membership and leadership;

  • Collects, researches, publishes, and disseminates historical, managerial, and technical information on philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising;

  • Promotes public understanding of philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising;

  • Conducts activities that maintain and develop legislation favorable to philanthropy;

  • Enlists, organizes, and supports members to achieve our purposes;

  • Fosters international cooperation, knowledge exchange, and education among fundraising professionals worldwide; Uses all necessary and proper means to accomplish our purposes; and Provides a valid and reliable certification program for fundraising professionals.


For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit AFP International.