The Association of Fundraising Professionals' BE the CAUSE Campaign is a fundraising campaign that benefits the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. 

The purpose of the Foundation is to generate the resources to fund AFP strategic initiatives that advance ethical and effective fundraising. Your gift to the BE the CAUSE Campaign helps provide:

  • Scholarship grants that increase access for members to training opportunities;
  • Education grants and seed funding for AFP education programs like the Faculty Training Academy and education products like AFP's Ready Reference Series;
  • Research grants to increase our knowledge and understanding of philanthropy and to enhance the practice of fundraising through studies and reports developed by the AFP Research Council; and
  • Strategic Initiatives such as diversity programs, the ethics education and the Essentials of Fundraising series developed to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face everyday.


Your support will allow the AFP Berks Regional Chapter to meet the challenges as fundraising leaders in this ever-changing world and dynamic profession. Your support reflects an investment in our shared future as you create more knowledgeable and effective fundraising leaders who will make this world a better place.

A letter to the AFP Berks Members from our Chair Brian Pinto

Click here for a BE the CAUSE Pledge Form

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