About AFP Nashville



The Association of Fundraising Professionals is an association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of nonprofit, charitable organizations.  The Nashville Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is one of five Chapters in the state of Tennessee. Established in 1981, the Nashville Chapter currently serves a membership of more than 135 area professionals. The Nashville Chapter serves all of Middle Tennessee and parts of Southern Kentucky.

Founded in 1960, AFP (formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives) advances philanthropy through its more than 30,388 members in 198 chapters throughout the world.

AFP believes that to guarantee human freedom and social creativity, people must have the right to freely and voluntarily form organizations to meet perceived needs, advocate causes, and seek funds to support these activities.



The foundation of philanthropy is ethical fundraising, and a key mission of AFP is to advance and foster the highest ethical standards through its Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice.

Read the full PDF version (29 pages) of the AFP Ethics Code.


Public Policy

As the largest association of philanthropic fundraisers, AFP knows the profession like no one else. AFP's objectives include informing the public about the fundraising profession, and protecting the best interests of fundraising whenever related laws and regulations are developed.

For more information on AFP Public Policy, visit www.afpnet.org/public_policy.

Learn more about the National Association of Fundraising Professionals at www.afpnet.org.

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