Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel

What We Do

Our Mission

Our Expertise

Business Ethics and Practice

ADRFCO is the national association for direct-response fundraising professionals.

On the theory that effective self-regulation helps prevent unnecessary government regulation, the Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel (ADRFCO) was founded in 1986 to protect the legitimate interests of direct-response fundraising consultants by aiming to achieve three main goals:

  1. To create and enforce the industry’s first set of comprehensive ethical standards,
  2. To represent its members’ interests before state and federal government, and
  3. To educate nonprofit organizations and the general public about the use of direct-response fundraising.

Every day, ADRFCO works to instill confidence in the public—and provide vital information to direct-response fundraising professionals all around the country. We are dedicated to educating the public about the positive impact of direct-response fundraising.

Upon joining, members commit to adhere to ADRFCO’s Rules of Business Ethics and Practice.

Who we are get to know us

ADRFCO Members

ADRFCO is the national association for direct response fundraising professionals. Services provided by members include offering advice and counsel; conducting feasibility studies and tests; designing and managing campaigns; developing and advising the production of solicitation materials; and providing mailing lists. Members of ADRFCO subscribe to a comprehensive ethics code, the Rules of Business Ethics and Practice.

Our team Board • Committees

Board

Our sixteen member board of directors, is composed of the industry’s top professionals, each elected by the membership to serve out a three-year term in which their dedication and commitment to ADRFCO is put into action through their involvement with our various committees: Ethics, Fundraising, Legislation & Policy, Membership, Public Relations, Member Services, Nominations.

The Board • click on a member to learn more


ADRFCO Committees


Ethics

Dennis Meyer, Chair
Members: Tiffany Neill, Jenny Phillips, Diane Benjamin (Diane Benjamin & Associates) Tom Hurley

Fundraising

Bill Rehm, Chair
Members: Polly Papsadore

Legislation & Policy

Tom Hurley, Chair
Members: Larry May (Infogroup Nonprofit), Jessica Harrington (The Harrington Agency), Marie Dullea-Prentice (ABD Direct)

Membership

Craig DePole, Chair
Members: Cindy Lappetito, Tom Hurley, Jennifer Mercer

Public Relations

Polly Papsadore, Chair
Members: Tiffany Neill

Member Services

Cathy Carley, Chair
Members: Jennifer Mercer

Nominating

Cindy Lappetito, Chair
Members: Jack Doyle, Bill Rehm


ADRFCOPartnerships

ADRFCO Partners

Partnership with ADRFCO is open to companies in the direct marketing fundraising profession that are not counsel, but who work with ADRFCO members to efficiently and expertly deliver top-quality work to client organizations. Our ADRFCO Partners provide experience, reliability, and the latest services and supplies in a variety of fields, including:

Caging and Related Services • Copywrighting & Graphic Arts • Legal & Accounting • Lettershops
List Brokers & Managers • Production Management • Telemarketing

Drop us a line

Phone

Robert Tigner,
General Counsel
202.293.9640

Address

Email

Robert Tigner,
General Counsel
adrfco@msn.com