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With your membership, you will enjoy a wealth of career-building programs, educational resources, networking opportunities and exclusive member discounts.

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Is AFP membership cost-prohibitive for you?

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Why Join AFP? 

AFP membership and support from the fundraising community is essential to any fundraiser, even in the best of times.

But in the toughest of times—after the events of September 11, the Great Recession, and now during the COVID-19 pandemic—AFP membership is CRITICAL.

Why?

1. You need to stay at the top of your fundraising game. As an AFP member, you’ll have access to resources and tools created by and compiled from top fundraisers from around the world.
2. You need custom solutions to your unique challenges. AFP’s breadth of experience and diversity allows you to hear different perspectives from experienced fundraisers.
3. You need to connect with fellow fundraisers. It’s important to reach out directly to your colleagues—for advice, tips and reassurance you need during these challenging times. Through local chapters, mentor programs and the acclaimed online forum AFP Connect, AFP is YOUR community that allows you to discuss and share with colleagues around the world or around the block.
4. You need guidance on the latest government policies and ethical fundraising practice. AFP offers leadership that advances the profession, such as supporting legislation like the CARES Act, and ensures that ethics remain at the forefront of fundraising.

Guidance. Experience. Community. Leadership.

This is what AFP offers to fundraisers of every cause, of every specialty, of every experience level. Stay connected to the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world.

AFP Member Benefits

FREE Introductory-level fundraising courses through Blackbaud University covering the basics of fundraising, marketing and more
FREE Micro-learning videos and member-exclusive webinars to keep you up to date on key industry trends: More than 100 to choose from for fundraisers of all skill levels, whether you have a couple of minutes or a couple of hours.
FREE Ground-breaking research results that inform the nonprofit sector on the latest trends in fundraising
FREE Career advancement tools like negotiation workshops and access to the AFP Global and Oregon & SW Washington Career Centers.
FREE Networking opportunities with fundraising professionals in Oregon and SW Washington.
DISCOUNTED Professional development seminars hosted by your local AFP chapter. 
DISCOUNTED Premium webinars starring the best fundraising experts in the nonprofit sector: 26 brand new webinars each year with an archive of more than 100.
DISCOUNTED AFP ICON -- the world’s No. 1 conference for professional fundraisers.

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AFP Membership FAQs 

Have questions about AFP membership? The FAQs below should answer them. If you have more, please contact the Member/Chapter Services Department at AFP International Headquarters, (800) 666-3863.

I want to join, but I am concerned about the cost of membership, trainings, and events. Is there assistance available?

 
Yes! We have scholarships designed to help individuals who might otherwise struggle with the cost of membership and trainings. We also have inclusion, diversity, equity, and access fellowships to help us better serve, represent, and learn from our whole community.  Click here for more information. 

Does my membership belong to me, or to the organization I work for?

It depends on the type of membership that you join.  If you are a Professional, Young Professional, Global eMember, Collegiate or Associate member, the membership is yours and goes with you if leave an organization.

The Nonprofit Organizational Membership for both large and small organizations, and the Executive Circle Business Member or Endorser Business Member belongs to the organization or company.  If an employee leaves, the organization may replace the name of the designated member.  New members still need to fill out a membership application and sign their adherence to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

Does my membership stay with me if I switch organizations?

If you are in one of the individual membership categories the membership goes with you if you switch organizations.

How much does membership cost?

When a member joins AFP, he or she joins both the international organization and a local chapter (exceptions exist if a chapter is not located close to the member). Thus, a member pays annual dues to both the International Headquarters and the chapter.

How much are the dues to AFP Global?

Your membership dues depend on the type of membership applicable to you. Members must self-assess to determine the type of membership for which they are eligible. Prospective members should self-determine the category of membership, and renewing members should review and reassess membership categories. Descriptions are below.

AFP Membership Categories

PROFESSIONAL MEMBER - $280.00 + $50.00 chapter dues

  • Professional: Open to persons who hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising, work within the U.S. and Canada and are compensated for their services  (Members outside these two countries may join in this category as a volunteer fundraiser); subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards ("Code") and its bylaws; promote the Donor Bill of Rights and, are employed or have been employed by an institution or organization that provides benefits to society.

ASSOCIATE - $280.00 + $50.00 chapter dues

  • Associate: May be extended to persons who are engaged in fields related to fundraising, volunteers, or those who have mutual interests with fundraising professionals, and who subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and its bylaws; and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL - $95 ($65 plus $30 chapter dues)

  • Young Professional: Open to persons who hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising, work within the U.S. and Canada and are compensated for their services, and are 30 years old or younger, must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and its bylaws and promote the Donor Bill of Rights and be employed, or have been employed by an organization that provides benefits to society.

Global E-Membership - $50 +$50.00 chapter dues

  • Global e-membership in the Association shall be open to members outside of the U.S. and Canada who wish to join in an electronic-only based membership category.  Global e-membership members must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.

Collegiate - $35 +$50.00 chapter dues

  • Collegiate: Collegiate membership in the Association shall be open to (a) students in a two- or four-year full time degree granting, certificate, or diploma program at an accredited college or university, or (b) individuals who serve as a faculty advisor for a collegiate chapter of AFP.  Collegiate members must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.  Membership in this category is limited to those students affiliated with a Collegiate Chapter of AFP. 

Retired - $75 +$50.00 chapter dues

  • Retired: Retired membership in the Association shall be open to individuals who no longer practice as paid fundraising professionals but who, at the time they seek Retired Member status, have been Professional members of the Association for the immediate past five consecutive years and subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.

Business Members – Executive Circle - $5,000, Endorser - $1,500

  • Business: Business membership in the Association shall be open to for-profit organizations whose work complements the fundraising profession. The Executive Circle Business member shall be entitled to designate two employees to receive full benefits as Associate members of the Association.  Endorser Business Members shall be entitled to designate one employee to receive full benefits as an Associate member of the Association. The designated individuals, as well as the organization which constitutes the Business member, must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.

Nonprofit Organizational Membership – Large Category – starting at $2,200

  • Nonprofit Organizational – Large: Shall be open to nonprofit organizations who wish to have multiple members in the association.  The organization will designate a minimum of eight (8) to receive Professional member benefits.  The memberships may be transferred to another individual if the original member leaves the organization.  Must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights

Nonprofit Organizational Membership – Small Category - $175.00 (Including chapter dues)

  • Nonprofit Organizational Membership – Small:  Open to nonprofit organizations who can answer yes to all the following criteria: 
  1. An operating budget of less than $1,000,000
  2. A fundraising department with less than two (2) Full time equivalent (FTE) staff
  3. Individually incorporated or otherwise organized as a separate entity in the laws of the specific country; and
  4. Not 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.  Must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.  Limit one membership per organization. 

How much are chapter dues?

AFP Oregon & SW Washington Chapter dues are $50

How long does my membership last?

Your membership lasts 12 months, starting in the month you officially become a member.