AFP-NJ President's Message

Hello & Happy New Year!

Since 2009, I’ve been a member of AFP and the NJ chapter and now I’m so delighted to be serving the chapter and all of you as its president. 

Joining the Association of Fundraising Professionals was a must when I transitioned from the corporate to the nonprofit world. It offered me a community, professional and personal growth opportunities and a chance to make a difference.

My career has been enriched by my AFP peers and I hope to help you achieve the same. One of my goals throughout these next two years is to make certain that the value we bring to you helps you to reach your goals – both personally and professionally.

If you’re a member already, thank you. If you’re not yet a member, I encourage you to take the first step. Reach out to me, or another member of the board, or take a look at our programming slate and sign up (email me first and I’ll comp your first event). 

Our work is more than work. It’s an opportunity to shape our communities, and help our neighbors live, grow and thrive. 

I hope to meet many of you, learn your stories of why fundraising and play a (small) role through the chapter as you achieve your dreams.


Natalie R. Krauser, CFRE
President, AFP-NJ Chapter 

Natalie Krauser

Why Join AFP?

Taken from - Updated July 7, 2021

  • Two new major member benefits have been added, AAUW Online Negotiation Workshops and AFP360°. AFP has partnered with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to provide all members a free one-hour online negotiation workshop. In addition, AFP has launched with Korn Ferry the new AFP360°, our free online career builder and management tool!
  • AFP's professional advancement programs and courses give every professional, no matter what level of experience they have, the opportunity to enrich their skills and add to their knowledge base. We also offer Blackbaud University to AFP Members for free. Whether you're a new fundraiser or need a refresh of basic fundraising and nonprofit skills, get free guidance with Blackbaud University.
  • Plus, free access AFP’s latest research and reports here.
  • AFP’s Code of Ethics is the only enforceable code in the sector. Every member of AFP must sign the code each year and adhere to its standards and practices.
  • Members get free access to the AFP Compensation and Benefits Report where you can find benchmarking on fundraisers’ salaries, benefits and other compensation—how does your position and location compare to the national average?
  • Members receive a discount to attend the AFP ICON held each spring which brings more than 3,000 fundraising professionals together and offers more than 100 educational sessions.
  • To help train you and your staff, members have access to the AFP Online Knowledge Center. You can register for upcoming webinarsMicro-Learning videosAFP Fundamentals of Fundraising eLearning courses and along with other courses at a discounted member rate. Free webinars are available to members from time to time as well.
  • Members can also take advantage of educational opportunities at your local chapter level. Local chapters are the heart of AFP networking and mentoring.
  • Visit the AFP Career Center and upload your resume to help build and further your career. You can also find or become a mentor.
  • Plug in to AFP with social media tools such as LinkedInFacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram and benefit from the expertise of others in the AFP Connect.
  • Innovative ideas can be found in Advancing Philanthropy which is free to AFP members as well as our members only newsletter AFP Daily.
  • AFP Members receive an exclusive 20% discount to Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for all pre-order 2019 products, including print and digital packages, data tables, and a full PowerPoint you can use to share and explain the data trends with your fundraising staff and board of directors.
  • Get the latest trends and analysis at The AFP Blog.
  • The AFP Ready Reference series is free in PDF format to members.
  • A 20% discount on initial CFRE certification and recertification fees.