About ACF


Formerly the Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE), the Association for Christian Fundraising (ACF) aspires to be the primary resource for those who value philanthropy through the lens of Christian principles. Members serve nonprofit organizations and those complementary businesses that support them. ACF has a renewed focus to provide a collegial setting and Christian perspective for professionals working in nonprofit fundraising, communications, marketing, leadership, and related fields from a variety of faith traditions. Read the press release announcing our new identity

Members come from a wide range of organizations: congregations, schools, outdoor ministries, retreat centers, youth ministries, higher education, seminaries, campus ministries, districts/synods, church bodies, financial services, charitable foundations, consulting firms, museums, arts/culture, social ministries/services, health care, and more.

Core Values

Vocation drives Faith-filled Service, which requires Rigorous, High Quality Education as well as Mentoring and Collaboration in the context of professional Collegiality lived out through, and spilling over into, Friendships, Connections and Relationships.


ACF inspires, educates, and mentors the Christian fundraising community to spark generosity for mission.


ACF will become the leading resource for Christian fundraising and communication professionals.

Financial Statements

Annual Report

Latest Annual Report