AFP Membership: An Investment In You, An Investment In Your Organization


In these constantly changing times, know that you and your organization are not alone. AFP memberships open the door to a wealth of incredible resources including inspiring peers to help support the challenges you face, and stimulating educational opportunities throughout the year to strengthen your professional development.

Whether you raise funds as a paid staff member or as a volunteer, joining AFP is an investment in your career and an investment in the success of your organization. With your AFP membership, you’ll not only experience immediate benefits but also acquire skills, knowledge and insights about fundraising that will serve you the rest of your career. The saying is true – membership has its privileges.

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

Professional Membership

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 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. $340 ($285 membership + $55 chapter dues)

Young Fundraising Professionals

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 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. $95 ($65 membership + $30 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. 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. $130 ($75.00 membership + $55 plus chapter dues)

Associate Membership

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. $340 ($285 membership + 55.00 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. 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. $90 ($35.00 membership + $55 chapter dues)

Organizational Membership Categories (may be purchased by organizations only)

AFP Nonprofit Organizational Membership – Small

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

  • 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. $175 ($120 membership +$55 chapter dues).

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 $2,200 for eight members.

VP of Membership

Mayme Norman

VP of Philanthropy - Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Contact Me

614-724-3686


Position Title: Vice President of Membership

Capacity: Executive Committee

Reports to: President

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves on the Executive Committee
  • Coordinates the work of the Chairs of Membership, IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Access & Equality), Volunteer Placement, and Collegiate Chapter
  • Convenes meetings with these committee chairs; reports on activities to Executive Committee
  • Serves as the liaison to AFP Global on membership and reports to Board and committees on AFP Global policies and issues
  • With Membership Chair, develops strategies for recruitment and retention that coordinate and optimize current activities of the Chapter
  • Develops and submits a budget to the Treasurer by designated deadline; monitors committee
  • Works to successfully achieve goals outlined in Chapter Strategic Plan
  • Celebrates success; ensures that celebration includes expressions of gratitude to volunteers
  • Adheres to policies and Board responsibilities as adopted by the Board of Directors
  • Upon leaving office, transfers all records to successor

 

Membership Chair

Kristina Rawson

Annual Giving Specialist - Columbus College of Art & Design

Contact Me

614-439-2474


Position Title: Membership Chair

Capacity: Board Member

Reports to: Vice President of Membership

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and chairs Committee meetings
  • Recruits and enlists committee members; monitors the work of volunteers to ensure timely completion of assignments
  • With Vice President of Membership and Committee, develops and implements a recruiting and retention plan
  • Maintains and analyzes membership status statistics and reports to the Board
    • Coordinates follow-up communication with Chapter event guests
    • Makes contact with prospective members and follows up with membership information
    • Welcomes new members (including hosting New Member Orientation)
    • Identifies lapsed members and contact for renewal
  • Determines, monitors and evaluates use of membership incentives (e.g., lunch coupons, membership discounts, AFP Global membership discounts)
  • Serves as AFP Global liaison regarding membership issues
    • Works closely with AFP Global to take advantage of all resources available to chapters
  • Works with the Marketing Committee to communicate the value of membership to current and prospective members, as well as the funding decision makers at their organizations
  • Works with the Education Committee to ensure Chapter educational offerings provide maximum value for all members
  • Works with the Scholarship Committee to promote scholarships as a member benefit
  • Assigns duties to Committee Members and provides membership materials for Chapter events
  • Develops and submits a budget to the Treasurer by designated deadline; monitors committee income and expenditures
  • Provides timely and up-to-date content to Chapter Administrator and Marketing Chair for website and digital publications
  • Works to successfully achieve goals outlined in Chapter Strategic Plan
  • Ensures there is a succession plan to cultivate a new chair to take his/her place as needed
  • Celebrates success; ensures that celebration includes expressions of gratitude to volunteers
  • Adheres to policies and Board responsibilities as adopted by the Board of Directors
  • Upon leaving office, transfers all records to successor