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Membership Benefits

AFP Membership Benefits

Below are major benefits you'll receive when you join the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  When you're ready to join, click on Join AFP and become a part of the world's largest community of charitable fundraisers.

Information and Research

...And Don't Forget These Great Member Resources!

Latest Member News
AFP Information Exchange

Resource Center Toolkits and Resources

AFP Research, Statistics and Reports

AFP's Ready Reference Series
Bright Ideas: Chapter Tips and Hints

AFP Online Communities

Discussion Groups: How to Use | Join
AFP's Compensation & Benefits Stud
Consultants and Resource Directory   AFP Awards Program

Learning Center
National Philanthropy Day®

Virtual New Member Kit
Member Publications
Price Advantages-AFP Services & Products
Online Education for Members

Meetings and Events Calendars

Library services, publications, and research keep AFP members up to date on the latest information on fundraising practices.
  • AFP's highly acclaimed bi-monthly magazine Advancing Philanthropy examines issues facing fundraisers and the philanthropic process. It includes enlightening interviews, how-to articles, current research, and information on public policy.
  • The AFP Fundraising Resource Center staff are available to research and locate answers to your fundraising questions from over 3,200 reference works.
  • AFP monitors legislative and regulatory issues that affect fundraising and philanthropy and keeps members informed through Legislative Updates and Action Alerts.
  • Directory of Consultants and Resource Partner Pages is a comprehensive annual listing of consultants and resource partners ready to meet your organization's needs.
  • AFP members have access to the AFP Membership Directory online through the Member Gateway. This members-only benefit is an important networking and resource tool.

Professional development

Membership provides access to continuing education opportunities offered locally and through the International Headquarters. Members receive discounts on registration fees.

  • AFP's local chapters offer you a chance to network and attend meetings, educational programs, and social events.
  • AFP's International Conference is held each spring and brings more than 4,000 fundraising professionals together to discuss, teach, and learn about new development issues. It offers more than 150 educational sessions designed to serve the development needs of participants from entry level to highly experienced. The Conference exhibit hall features over 300 vendors.
  • The AFP Web/Audioconferences are a series of 90-minute programs on topics most requested from the AFP Fundraising Resource Center.
  • AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising eLearning Course -  teaches the basic skills that new professionals need. Materials include on-the-job references for such issues as ethics, case statements, annual giving, major gifts, and development office management.
  • AFP CFRE Review Course, intended for professionals with five years of experience, presents the mechanics of a complete fundraising program, including planning, execution, and evaluation.
  • The Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) credential is designed for senior-level fundraising executives.

Member discounts

  • Members receive discounts on books through the AFP Bookstore, one of the largest offerings of specialized books on fundraising, volunteerism, and philanthropy.

Now that you've seen all AFP has to offer, click below to become a member!

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