Categories

Individual Membership

Professional

Full AFP membership is open to individuals who:

  1. (a) work within the field of philanthropy and hold some degree of accountability for income-generation within the fundraising process;
  2. (b) hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising;
  3. (c) are compensated for their services;
  4. (d) subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.

Active members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office.

Fee: $250 (plus chapter dues).

Become a Professional Member

Young Professional

Young Professional Membership is open to individuals 30 years old or younger who:

  1. (a) hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising, work within the U.S. and Canada and are compensated for their services;
  2. (b) subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and its bylaws and promote the Donor Bill of Rights;
  3. (c) are employed, or have been employed by an organization that provides benefits to society.

Fee: $95 (includes chapter dues).

Become a Young Professional Member

Retired

Retired Membership is open to individuals who have been fundraising professionals and who:

  1. (a) have been Professional Members of the Association for the preceding 5 years;
  2. (b) subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.

Retired members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter boards, committees and task forces, as well as Association committees and task forces, but may not hold any Association office.

Fee: $75 (plus chapter dues).

Become a Retired Member

Associate

Associate Membership is open to individuals who:

  1. (a) are engaged in fields related to fundraising and fundraising support, or have mutual interests with fundraising professionals;
  2. (b) subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.

Associate members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office.

Fee: $250 (plus chapter dues).

Become an Associate Member

Organizational Membership

Business Membership

For-profit businesses can join AFP as members and actively promote ethical and effective fundraising. Membership is open to for-profit organizations whose work complements the fundraising profession.

The Executive Circle Business Member is entitled to designate two employees to receive full benefits as Associate members of the Association.

Endorser Business Members are entitled to designate one employee to receive full benefits as an Associate member of the Association.

The designated individuals as well as the organization must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.

Fee: Executive Circle Business Member: $5,000 | Endorser Business Member: $1,500.

Become a Business Member

Nonprofit Organizational Membership – Large

AFP’s Nonprofit Organizational Members champion effective and ethical fundraising, promote philanthropy and charitable giving and grow the fundraising profession. A Nonprofit Organizational Membership will provide long-term value to the profession through broader representation in our public policy initiatives. Nonprofit Organizational Membership also brings public recognition of an organization’s commitment to foster ethical standards and professionalism in fundraising.

Membership is open to nonprofit organizations who wish to have multiple members in the association. The organization will designate a minimum of 8 to receive Professional member benefits. The memberships may be transferred to another individual if the original member leaves the organization.

The designated individuals as well as the organization must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office.

Fee: Nonprofit Member – Large: Starting at $2,200 for 8 members.

Become a Nonprofit Member – Large

Nonprofit Organizational Membership – Small

Membership is open to nonprofit organizations who meet the following criteria:

  1. (a) Being a nonprofit organization (individuals, consultants and for-profit entities may apply for a different category).
  2. (b) Having an operating budget of less than 1 million dollars.
  3. (c) Having a fundraising department with less than 2 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff.
  4. (d) Being individually incorporated or otherwise organized as a separate entity according to Canadian legislation.
  5. (e) Not being affiliated with a larger institution supporting their operations.

The organization will designate one fundraising professional to receive the benefits offered in this membership category. The membership may be transferred to another individual if the original member leaves the organization.

The designated individual as well as the organization must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Nonprofit Organizational members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office.

Fee: $175 (includes chapter dues). Limit: 1 membership per organization.

Become a Nonprofit Member – Small