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AFP Membership Categories and Pricing

Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world. Please take a moment to learn more about us and what we do. You can also explore the benefits of AFP membership as well as all the different ways you can join in our mission.

The current member categories established by the AFP Board of Directors are set forth below.

• Individual Membership Categories
• Organizational Membership Categories
• Other Membership Types
• Chapter Dues

For more information about AFP membership, please visit the FAQs About Joining AFP.

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Individual Membership Categories (may be purchased by either an individual or an organization)

Professional

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Full membership in the Association shall be open to individuals (a) who, among other responsibilities, hold some degree of accountability for income-generation within the fundraising process; (b) who must hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising; (c) who are compensated for their services; and (d) who 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. $250.00 plus chapter dues.

Young Professional Membership

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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 theAFP 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. $75.00 includes chapter dues.

Retired

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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.  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.  $75.00 plus chapter dues.

Associate Membership

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Associate membership in the Association shall be open to individuals or volunteers (a) who are engaged in fields related to fundraising and fundraising support, or (b) who have mutual interests with fundraising professionals, and (c) who 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. $250.00 plus chapter dues.

Collegiate

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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.  Collegiate 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.  $35.00 plus chapter dues.

Global e-membership

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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.  Global e-membership 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. $50.00 plus chapter dues.

 

Organizational Membership Categories (may be purchased by organizations only)

AFP Business Membership

AFP's Code of Ethical Principles and Standards had been amended and expanded to apply to for-profit businesses involved with or supporting Fundraising. The changes, which include the addition of seven new standards and the alteration of one standard, now allows for-profit businesses to join AFP as members and actively promote ethical and effective fundraising.

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.

Business members in good standing may, through their designated employees referenced above, vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office.  Executive Circle: $5,000, Endorser: $1,500.

AFP Nonprofit Organizational Membership - Large 

AFP’s Nonprofit Organizational Memberships 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.

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 members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office. Starting at $2,000 for eight members.

AFP Nonprofit Organizational Membership - Small

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Open to nonprofit organizations who can answer yes to all the following criteria:

- Must be a nonprofit organization – individuals, consultants and for-profit entities may apply for a different category
- An operating budget of less than $1,000,000
- A fundraising department with less than two (2) Full time equivalent (FTE) staff
- Individually incorporated or otherwise organized as a separate entity in the laws of the specific country; and
- 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.  Nonprofit Organizational members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office. $150.00 includes chapter dues.

 

 

Other Membership Types

AFP's Strategic Alliance - "Web Only" Membership

As a member of AFP you can sign up to be a 'web-only' member of AFP's strategic alliance partners -- the UK's Institute of Fundraising, Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA), the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ, Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals, Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising, Associacao Brasileira dos Captadores de Recursos, Deutscher Fundraising Verband e V, Instituut Fondsenwerving. Please fill out the form below and it will be given to the appropriate alliance partner to begin your new member benefit. Please check all the organizations you are interested in joining as a 'web-only' member.  The 'web-only' benefits include access to the Members-Only sections of each partner's website, member discounts to conferences and meetings and inclusion in any email announcements that are sent out of each partner's office.

See the List of Strategic Alliance Partners  

 

 

 



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