AFP Announces Strategic Partnership with Abila

March 25, 2015 – (Arlington, VA)  The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Abila, a leading provider of software and services to nonprofits and associations that help them improve decision making, execute with greater precision, increase engagement, and generate more revenue.

Abila joins AFP’s Strategic Partners program at the highest level: Premier Partner.  The Strategic Partners Program supports AFP’s mission to advance effective fundraising in nonprofits around the world through the provision of top-notch, cutting-edge education and training and the promulgation of the highest ethical standards in the profession.

“With our partnership, Abila shows it believes that serving the sector means more than just providing software and services,” said Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO of AFP. “It demonstrates their commitment to the philanthropic sector and the important work of fundraising professionals everywhere.  We are proud to welcome Abila as an AFP Strategic Partner, and appreciate their support of our mission to advance philanthropy through ethical and effective fundraising.”

“As today’s fundraising professionals seek better ways to connect with donors and other constituents, and donors elevate their expectations of how organizations should communicate, engage, and remain relevant, the opportunities for AFP members have never been greater, but at the same time never been more complex,” said Krista Endsley, CEO of Abila. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with AFP and members on multiple fronts to help fundraisers and the nonprofits they support get the most out of their fundraising efforts and their technology – to work with AFP to ensure the future of giving and philanthropy align to the needs of our communities and the standards set by AFP.”

The AFP Strategic Partners Program provides opportunity for leading organizations to align with AFP, support its mission to advance philanthropy and ethical fundraising throughout the world, and build year-round relationships with AFP members and chapters through customized marketing programs.  For more information about the program, contact Jeff Rupp, vice president of AFP’s Center for Fundraising Innovation, at (703) 519-8487 or

You can visit Abila in Booth #1011 at the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Baltimore to learn more about Abila Elevate™, online fundraising, and how to treat every donor like a major donor.

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents over 33,000 members in 238 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information, go to

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Abila is the leading provider of software and services to nonprofits, associations, and government entities that help them improve decision making, execute with greater precision, increase engagement, and generate more revenue. With Abila solutions, association and nonprofit professionals can use data and personal insight to make better financial and strategic decisions, enhance member and donor engagement and value, operate more efficiently and effectively, and increase revenue to better activate their mission. Abila combines decades of industry insight with technology know-how to serve more than 8,000 customers across North America. For more information, please visit


Michael Nilsen
Vice President, AFP Public Affairs
(425) 890-6628

Jenna Overbeck
Public Relations, Abila
(512) 861-3248