Fundraising can be an overwhelming endeavor to think about - but it doesn't have to be! AFS works with you to grease the wheels on the fundraising process and empower you to take your future into your own hands. Through raising the funds to go abroad, your journey of developing maturity and self-reliance starts well before you board your plane.

Fundraising Guide

Learn the basics steps of fundraising from the brainstorming stage all the way to your departure day.


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Three Essential Steps to Fundraising

Fundraising requires the ability to effectively convince someone that you are a worthwhile investment. Not every potential donor will be aware of AFS-USA and the importance of foreign exchange, so it is important that you are prepared to answer questions about AFS-USA promptly and thoroughly.