ACF Welcome Statement

The Association for Christian Fundraising seeks to fully reflect the body of Christ as our members pursue their respective vocations in serving God’s church and world. 
Together we explore and share best practices in the fields of fundraising and nonprofit leadership through the lens of a Christian perspective. We offer excellent educational opportunities and a network of caring colleagues. We strive to strengthen, encourage, and welcome ALL dedicated professionals.

ACF was formerly known ALDE - the Association of Lutheran Development Executives - but we changed our identity in 2022 to better welcome professionals from all expressions of Christianity.  
Learn with us. Engage with us. Share your challenges. Share your joys.
“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.”  1 Corinthians 12:12 (ESV)
You have found a place where you belong.



Faith & Fundraising Conference 2025
February 10-13, 2025 | Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort | 
Myrtle Beach, SC

Join us for Faith & Fundraising: Myrtle Beach 2025, a conference for fundraising and communications professionals with a focus on faith. Enjoy a vibrant oceanside venue while learning and networking, leaving inspired and energized.

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Our expansive network of 500+ fundraising, communications, and marketing professionals values connection and collaboration. We support the growth and success of all our members.

Build Connections




Our members learn and continue expanding their skillsets through peer-led continuing education, CFRE certifications, and best-in-class career development.

Refine Skills

Webinar: Fundraising and Generosity 101
Clyde Walter and Paul Marsh, CFRE
Thursday, June 6, 2024

This “fundamentals” session provides a meaningful overview to nonprofit and congregational fundraising. It includes principles of effective organizations and fundraising programs; how to cultivate and steward donors; how to structure annual giving programs, special appeals, and capital campaigns; and discussion on planned giving and how to identify and motivate donors for such gifts. Learn more and RSVP.