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AFP Fundraising Dictionary: Now Available in French!

June 13, 2016

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada has completed translating the AFP Fundraising Dictionary into French. It was a project that involved a large group of volunteers along with a translator.

The AFP Fundraising Dictionary is a members-only benefit (you will be prompted to log in before accessing) that has evolved and been updated from AFP's original Glossary of Fund-Raising Terms.

Barbara R. Levy, ACFRE, editor and chair The AFP/NSFRE Dictionary Task Force explains:

"From 1965 to 2003 this organization has kept its members current in the ever-evolving language of our profession. It is often said that computer technology has the shelf life of milk. One might apply this analogy to the dictionary as well. It is no sooner published than new technology, regulations and other such change drivers provide incentives to update this work.

“While the Dictionary Task Force believed it had put the age old debate of the spelling of fundraising to once again came to the fore as common usage and twisted our arms to reconsider. The title of this work illustrates acceptance of common usage as one word. As in the first edition the committee maintained the original criteria for inclusion in this work: that the terms included are used by those practicing the profession of fundraising; and that the definition of each term reflects only that which is applicable to its fundraising use. We are proud to present this professional resource to our membership. May you and your constituents find answers and resolution to the questions of language in this evolving profession."

Download the most recent French version here.