The Virtual New Member Kit
January 1, 2017
So ... you've just joined AFP ...
What happens now?
You can expect your credit card to be processed within five to seven business days. When that's confirmed, we send you a New Member Kit, containing your member number, and many other sources of information about AFP member benefits. It usually takes several weeks for you to receive your New Member Kit.
You don't want to wait that long?
You could call our Membership Services Department (five to seven business days after joining online), to learn the status of your application: (800) 666-3863. We should have your member number and password, and you can get started.
In the meantime ...
We've created this "Virtual New Member Kit" to link you to online versions of many of the items you'll find in your kit.
AFP standards of practice
AFP upholds the standards of professional practice in fundraising. Several documents you should have:
- The AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
- The Accountable Not-for-Profit Organization
- A Donor Bill of Rights
When your membership is complete, you'll be able to use the Member Directory online.
Visit our online Consultants Directory (available to all site visitors)
In your New Member Kit, you'll get a copy of our magazine, Advancing Philanthropy.
- Visit our information online about AFP publications
AFP Fundraising Resource Center
AFP maintains a collection of more than 3,200 reference works plus past and present issues of periodicals related to fundraising and the development process. The Resource Center is open to the public, but all services are free for members, and materials charges are discounted.
- Learn more about the AFP Resource Center
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