AFP's Code of Ethical Standards

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) exists to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals and the profession, to promote high ethical behaviour in the fundraising profession and to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism.

As members of AFP, we are committed to upholding AFP’s Code of Ethical Standards, the Donors' Bill of Rights, Culture of Philanthropy and Donor-Centered Fundraising when serving our organizations and the donors and funders who support them. As such, we directly benefit from distinguishing ourselves through our professional fundraising, nonprofit management and social impact.

Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining donor and public trust. AFP provides a self-governed process for addressing ethical concerns and the only enforceable code of ethics in the fundraising profession.