Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

We strengthen the field of advancement services and the careers of individual professionals by connecting, informing, and empowering a network of current and aspiring advancement services leaders.

Vision Statement

We envision a successful future for all nonprofits, advanced by the contributions of our diverse and extensive network of advancement services professionals.

Our Core Values

We are ...


Our primary focus is elevating the advancement services profession and aasp membership worldwide.


We help nonprofits understand the intrinsic value of advancement services and their measurable impact on an organization’s ability to achieve its financial and mission-related goals.


Our network of professionals exhibits a social synergy that is engaging, inspiring and inclusive, and adds an important dimension to our educational events.


We zealously pursue the work we do, the success of our members, and the prosperity of the organizations they serve. We strive to infuse that passion in advancement services professionals at all levels, inspiring a love for their work and a desire to promote growth and innovation.


Our membership is affordable and our informative virtual and regional education programs conveniently serve professionals at various levels year-round.


We embrace a role as the leading authority in advancement services, focused on guiding and growing an evolving field that’s ready to take on the future’s opportunities and challenges.

Equitable & Inclusive

We take consistent and responsible action to identify and neutralize societal bias within every aspect of the advancement services profession and our extended communities.

Become a member of aasp, and learn how we connect, inform and empower current and aspiring advancement services leaders.