An annual report that provides statistics and evaluation of the state of philanthropy during the previous year. Reports facts, and analyzes why giving was up or down for each subject area, foundations, corporations, or individuals. It includes predictions for the next funding year.
Through education, training, and advocacy the AFP enables people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. There are many regional chapters in Illinois including Champaign, Peoria, and the Capital Area Chapter in Springfield that encompasses the area of Jacksonville to Decatur.
A publisher of many important publications including the annual survey Giving & Volunteering that can be found at this site. Also contains legal and legislative information.
The National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA) is the network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving over 20,000 members in 41 states and the District of Columbia. NCNA links local organizations to a national audience through state associations and helps small and midsize nonprofits: manage and lead more effectively; collaborate and exchange solutions; engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector; and achieve greater impact in their communities.