As our society has progressed in recent decades, it has become more difficult for NPOs to find volunteers who have the right skills and consistent long-term availability needed for critical fundraising campaigns. As NPOs strive to provide reliable and sustainable solutions for challenges faced in the 21st century they have had to rely less on volunteer availability and invest more in full-time, dedicated staff. These fundraisers are trained, licensed and registered in accordance with municipal, county and state requirements to represent and advocate on behalf of the NPO’s work and cause. They are required to adhere to a comprehensive Code of Conduct
put forth by the PFFA and self-regulated by its members.