Membership Categories

Finding the right membership for you and your organization starts here. There are a number of options to accommodate individuals at every stage of their career and organizations of any size.

All members purchase their membership through AFP International and select a specific chapter to join. Please note that the prices listed below are the total membership cost, which includes AFP International dues and AFP Greater Madison Chapter Dues.

If you have questions about your membership or need assistance choosing the best one for you, you may contact AFP International at 1.800.666.3863 or mbrship@afpnet.org.

Individual Membership Categories

(May be purchased either by an individual or an organization)

Professional membership is 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 membership is available 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 membership is 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.

Collegiate membership in the Association is open to:

  • College students in a two- or four-year full time degree granting, certificate, or diploma program at an accredited college or university, or;
  • 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 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.

Organizational Membership Categories

(May only be purchased by an organization)

Organizations that meet the following requirements are eligible for a Small Nonprofit Organizational Membership.

  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.

Large Nonprofit Organizational Membership is 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.

Executive Circle: $5,000
Endorser: $1,500

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.

Anna January, Arts Institute, UW-Madison
Anna January, 
Arts Institute, UW-Madison

 

“I sincerely love my AFP Membership! Not only has the AFP community served as a network of friends, colleagues, and advisors, but it has had a true impact on my passion for the field of fundraising.

By participating in the Young Professional and Diversity committees I am able to engage with the community more deeply. I am surrounded by peers who are invested in making the non-profit field more vibrant and equitable. AFP provides me with professional resources and networks that I have not found elsewhere, I am truly grateful for my membership.”