Be the Cause 2018-01-05T14:04:51+00:00


Be the cause furthers professional development by promoting education, training, mentoring, and research empower fundraisers. Its ethical and effective fundraising practices build trust and strengthen relationships. Be the cause encourages donor-centered fundraisers help transform giving to create social change.

2016 Campaign Results

Thanks to the cooperative efforts of chapters like AFP WNC, the collaborative BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $404,648 in gifts and pledges from 3,760 donors as of December 31, 2016. This represents 81% of the Foundation’s $500,000 goal.

Because of you…

    • $127,500 in support back to 159 local AFP chapters
    • Scholarships
      • $136,716 in awards for the AFP International Fundraising Conference
      • 140 Chamberlain Scholars (first-time conference attendees)
      • 25 Diverse Communities Scholars
      • $44,250 in awards for AFP Leadership Academy
    • Educational support

Because of our partners and endowments…

  • Program and research support
    • Research Prize funded by Skystone Partners
    • Emerging Fundraisers Academy funded by the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
      • 65 collegiate members and advisors
  • Leadership Development
    • 9 Leadership Scholars funded by Marjorie K. & Stephen M. Levy



For more information on be the cause visit or contact the President-Elect, Autumn Weil at