Associates Inc. is a member of the Giving Institute, formerly the American
Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC). Founded in 1935 to advance
philanthropic causes and ethical approaches to fund raising, the Giving
Institute is an association of leading firms that provide professional
fund-raising and development counsel for the nationís most prominent
nonprofit organizations. Its rigorous Standards of Membership and
Professional Code of Ethics indicate membersí support for the highest
quality of service.