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Save Money as an AFP Member


Written by Kathy Wertheim, CFRE

Are you considering becoming a member of AFP but not sure if it would save money? Here are ways you’ll save.

Monthly trainings cost less for members. A member paying the early-bird discount saves $25 a month over someone who isn’t a member or an early-bird. Trainings are only $30 for early-bird members. Not sure if you’ll be interested in every monthly training? Check the list at Topics include raising more money through monthly giving and a funders panel to learn what significant local funders are seeking.

Planning to go to Symposium, our all-day training? It will be held June 17 at Westmont College. While attendance fees haven’t been set yet, members last year saved $25 over non-members.

There are lots of other ways to save money as an AFP member: $15 off the annual holiday party, $75 off job postings, $175 off the CFRE exam, $400 off the AFP ICON conference, $100 off the Fundamentals of Fundraising course, and more. 

Feel intimidated by costs? Our chapter has scholarships! Check out the list at

Still unsure if you’d like to become an AFP member? Check out our benefits at, or contact me at and we can discuss if AFP membership is right for you. We hope you’ll join us!

Kathy Wertheim, CFRE is the 2020 Vice President of Membership for the AFP/SBV chapter.