Collection ID: MSS065
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Summary

Creator:
Giving Institute (2005-)
Extent:
10 Reels (10 rolls of microfilm)
Language:
Materials are in English .
Preferred citation:

Cite as: American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, Inc. Records, 1935-1992, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, IUPUI University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

The American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel was founded in 1935 by representatives of eight of the leading fund raising consulting firms in the country in order to advance their common interests. Over the years it has developed standards of ethical conduct for its members, discussed the training of new professionals, monitored state and federal legislation relating to philanthropy and non-profit organizations, and played an important role in the studying and strengthening the philanthropic sector. Since 1956 the AAFRC has also published Giving USA, an annual report on philanthropic activity in the United States. Currently there are approximately twenty-five member firms in the AAFRC, including most of the leading fund raising firms in the country.

Scope and Content:

Series I: Minutes of Meetings, 1935-1987. Minutes of the Board of Directors' meetings, Executive Committee meetings, and yearly meetings are included in this series. The minutes contain complete transcripts of the earliest meetings, treasurers' reports, committee reports, and speeches and papers presented by association members.

Series II: Giving USA-Annual Reports, 1956-1992. This series contains the annual report entitled Giving USA. The information in the reports include overview articles on trends in philanthropy and fund raising, statistical analysis of the types of organizations and individuals who contribute to charitable concerns, and a listing of member organizations in A.A.F.R.C. It also provides research data on philanthropic opportunities in the areas of health care, education, religion, recreation, and societal problems.

Series III: Newsletters, 1955-1992. The Bulletin of the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel Inc., published under this name from April 1955-April 1973, provided status reports on governmental legislation concerning charitable giving, information about ongoing fund raising campaigns, and personnel change notices within the affiliated organizations. In May 1973, the publication's name was changed to Giving USA. The publication focused more on broader trends in American philanthropy. In February 1982, the newsletter was renamed Fund Raising Review, and emphasized major articles and speeches in the field, as well as indicating national trends. The publication has been called Giving USA Update since January 1988.

Acquisition information:
Submitted for microfilming by AAFRC to Archival Survival, Inc., Elmsford, NY, February 1993.
Rules or conventions:
DACS-Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Physical facet:
Filmed March 1993 by Archival Survival, Inc.
General note:

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Access

RESTRICTIONS:

Minutes less than ten years old may be used only with the written permission of the President of AAFRC.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Microfilm may not be reproduced without the written permission of the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, University Library, 755 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-5195, telephone: (317) 274-0464.

PREFERRED CITATION:

Cite as: American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, Inc. Records, 1935-1992, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, IUPUI University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

CAMPUS:
IUPUI
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
University Library
755 West Michigan Street
Room 0133
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, United States
CAMPUS:
IUPUI
CONTACT:
speccoll@iupui.edu