Join the Board
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington, DC Metro Area Chapter (AFP DC) exists to give regional fundraisers the hands-on strategies, tools and best practices they need to advance their organization’s missions and to grow professionally.
As a Board member of AFP DC, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to shape the future of the largest chapter of AFP in the United States, helping to advance our mission to promote ethical and effective fundraising in the nation’s capital.
Why serve on the Board of AFP DC?
AFP DC is the only organization in the Washington, DC metropolitan area committed to the professional development of all fundraisers, regardless of industry or sector. We foster a vibrant philanthropic community through the delivery of cutting-edge educational resources – including our Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference – peer-to-peer learning and engagement opportunities and accreditation trainings.
The AFP DC Board of Directors is a working board, where members take on active leadership roles for specific committees, task forces, or projects. They serve as ambassadors for our diverse members, our professional association, and our fundraising profession, and help elevate AFP DC as a regional thought leader on philanthropy and fundraising.
Who can serve as a Board Member?
Any current member of AFP DC in good standing may apply to serve as a Board member. We welcome self-nominations or the nominations of others, and there are no prerequisites or restrictions regarding length of membership or past volunteer service to submit an application for Board service.
We are looking for Board members who can represent the breadth, depth, and diversity of our active membership base, who collectively serve more than 600 non-profits in the nation’s capital.
Board Member Terms, Roles & Responsibilities
All Board service terms are a one-year period, from January 1 to December 31, and Board members agree to serve the full duration of their term. Board service terms are renewable for up to four consecutive years, with a maximum lifetime service of eight terms.
The Nominating Committee issues a Call for Nominations each year in the early fall, and the window to apply to join the Board of Directors is open for several weeks. The link to the application form will be posted when the Nominating Committee is accepting applications.
Want to know more about what is expected of Board members? Read the Board Member Agreement form, signed by all currently serving Board members at the beginning of their term.
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