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Best Practices & Resources in Advancement Services

Best Practices

From prospect development to PCI compliance, AASP has a library of industry best practices available exclusively to its members.

The AASP Best Practices program is the first of its kind to systematically address practices across the range of advancement services disciplines.

AASP's Best Practices in advancement services have been allocated to the following categories.

(Select a category to view available draft and approved best practices)

Draft Best Practices are available for public consumption, providing members and nonmembers of AASP, along with cooperative organizations, the opportunity to engage in active discussions of proposed best practices during designated review periods. When open for review, send comments on draft best practices to

Approved Best Practices are available exclusively to AASP members and can only be accessed by logging into the website.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: AASP has entered into partnership agreements with the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) and the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (Apra) to work together on best practices in the areas of Donor Relations, and Prospect Development, respectively. Results are available to members of both associations.

Advancement Management

Approved Best Practices – AASP Members Only

Donor Relations & Stewardship

Approved Best Practices – AASP Members Only

Information Management

Approved Best Practices – AASP Members Only

Prospect Development

Approved Best Practices – AASP Members Only

Records Management

Approved Best Practices – AASP Members Only