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Bonnie Clayton Consulting Limited

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We provide results-driven fundraising consultancy with 19 years of passion for creating successful and...

Tarnside Consulting Ltd

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Tarnside is a consultancy that helps charities and not-for-profit organisations deliver life-changing...

Action Planning

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Action Planning is a leading provider of training, mentoring and consultancy to the not-for-profit sector...

Grenzebach Glier and Associates

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Grenzebach Glier and Associates, an international fundraising consultancy and leader in international...

Gill Wootton

The Philanthropy Company

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Compton Fundraising Consultants Ltd

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The trusted name in fundraising.

Craigmyle and Company Limited

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Craigmyle consultants are building on experience gained since 1959. We have helped more than 1,500 charities...

Stefan Lipa Consultancy Ltd

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Stefan Lipa Consultancy (www.stefanlipa.co.uk) provides trustees, staff and stakeholders with fundraising...

International Fundraising Consultancy

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IFC is the leading global management and fundraising consultancy for civil society with offices in London...

Hutt & Co

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Hutt & Co brings a wealth of expertise and experience to our clients and this is combined with a...

Richard Molineux

Paddy Hunter-Murphy MSc, CFRE, MInstF

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An award-winning independent, fundraising consultant with over 27 years of fundraising experience, specialising...

Development Partners

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At Development Partners, we provide consultancy across the not-for-profit sector for fundraising and...

Charity Fundraising Ltd

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Charity Fundraising Ltd, a leading team of UK fundraising consultants, has successfully raised over £19...

Andrew de Mille

This firm is built on Andrew de Mille's unmatched experience as a fundraising consultant since 1971.

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Welcome to the Association of Fundraising Consultants

Members of the Association of Fundraising Consultants (AFC) are accredited to the highest professional standards available within the European Union.

Established in 1990 by fundraising consultants who recognised the need to provide a European professional standard, AFC membership has become a hallmark for best practice within the not-for-profit sector.

Committed to advancing philanthropic endeavour, AFC members also subscribe to a rigorous code of practice. Members are subjected to regular client reference checks.

Members have the benefit of drawing on an international perspective and shared experience of the fundraising profession.

AFC member firms serve clients of every size and purpose within the not-for-profit sector. With a wealth of experience in raising hundreds of millions of pounds, our members represent the most respected and qualified consultants available.


Why Appoint an AFC Consultant?


AFC is a unique professional association that safeguards the interests of:


-  By ensuring their donations go to organisations operating to the highest standards of integrity

Not for Profit organisations & their beneficiaries:

-  By working at levels that positively influence our clients’ strategy & practice


All our consultants sign up to the AFC Code of Practice which is:

-  Reviewed regularly with a focus on rigorous standards to deliver a high quality service
-  Supported by taking regular client references on all our members
-  Backed up by a comprehensive complaints procedure.

Amongst AFC members, there is a collegial willingness to share experiences and to discuss important professional issues.  Members benefit from the resulting continual professional development, and AFC clients benefit from the high standards of professionalism derived from this mutual support


With our strong emphasis on ethics and standards, the AFC insists on high membership criteria.  We attract experienced firms and consultants who understand the essential benefits of putting the interests of others first.

Full membership is only open to firms trading for at least 2 years, whose Principals have been full time fundraising consultants for 5 years and who can supply 4 separate client references.

Each senior consultant will have worked with a wide range of client organisations, in many cases internationally as well.  AFC consultants therefore offer a very wide pool of experience gained from exposure to many different situations which is of enormous benefit to clients.