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Join the AFP Greater Austin Chapter TODAY!

When you join AFP, you join an international professional association. All memberships are processed by the international office, so please visit the International AFP website to join online or download an invitation. Current AFP members can renew their memberships online with a login and password. If you need assistance with either, please contact AFP's Membership Services department at 800/666-3863 or by email at mbrship@afpnet.org.  You can also contact Keary Kinch at membership@afpaustin.org with questions about membership in the Greater Austin Chapter.

Why Become a Member?

Professional Development

Membership provides accessible continuing education opportunities nationally and locally. Your membership provides discounts on registration fees, access to information and an invaluable network of peers.  Conferences provide a forum for fund raisers, consultants, volunteers, and CEOs to share practical advice and expert opinions.  Annually, the International AFP Conference is the largest educational event for fundraising professionals in the world. 

Involvement

The Greater Austin Chapter offers you a chance to attend regular meetings, educational programs, and social events that enable members and affiliates to share knowledge about the profession.  Membership Directories are a networking tool and resource.  The annual AFP Directory lists all AFP members and affiliates, fund-raising consultants, and programs of the Association across the globe.

Board and Committee Service provides leadership opportunities at both a local and national level in areas such as government relations, professional development, member services, and resource development.  Chapter Leadership Workshops provide training and information for current and future chapter officers.

Video: Top 10 Reasons to Become a Member

Click here to see a list of our committees.

Information & Research

Library services, publications, and research keep AFP members and affiliates up to date on the latest information on fund-raising practices.

The Fund Raising Resource Center maintains a comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, speeches, and audio/visual materials about fund raising and the not-for-profit sector. Information on a variety of topics is available.

The Chapter Resource Center provides examples of chapter materials such as, newsletters, job descriptions, budgets, membership recruitment and retention plans, and National Philanthropy Day activities.

Advancing Philanthropy is the quarterly professional magazine of the fund-raising profession that keeps you in tune with the latest issues and trends.

Newsletters feature articles on current topics, legislation and regulatory initiatives, and chapters.  NSFRE News, is published bimonthly and local chapters publish additional newsletters.

Profile is a triennial research-based monograph that examines member demographics and career trends.

Certification

A profession is defined, in part, by the standards it set for itself.  Our certification program defines for employers, boards of directors, donors, and the larger regulatory community the fund raising experience, continuing education, and knowledge expected of a professional at the five-year level.  AFP takes that a step further with an advanced credential.

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is earned by those with at least five years of experience that successfully complete the application and examination process.  Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) is a credentialing process for identifying mastery of the profession for individuals with 10 years experience.

Ethics

AFP members and affiliates are required to practice their profession by a Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice.  AFP also has in place an enforcement procedure to ensure compliance.

Employment Assistance

Information about job openings in the local community as well as in other communities, from entry-level to the most senior, is available first to AFP members and affiliates through the AFP Employment Opportunities newsletter (published monthly) and chapter job listings.

Scholarships

The AFP Foundation actively seeks funds to ensure educational opportunities are available to fund raisers for the First Course in Fund Raising, the International Conference on Fund Raising, and general educational courses on a national and chapter level. See currently available scholarships.

Advocacy & Public Service

AFP members and affiliates help develop legislation and regulations related to fund raising and philanthropy.  They help make communities better by volunteering their expertise in public service and by helping celebrate opportunities for better living made possible through philanthropy.  AFP collaborates with collegial organizations, nationally and locally, to expand its reach and help create a more productive environment.

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AFP Membership Categories and Pricing

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Professional - $300 (includes chapter dues)
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.

Young Professional - $75 (includes chapter dues)
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.

Retired - $125 (includes chapter dues)
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.

Associate - $300 (includes chapter dues)
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.

Global e-membership - $100 (includes chapter dues)
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.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Business 
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. 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. 

Nonprofit Organizational – Large
Starting at $2,000 for eight members
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. 

Nonprofit Organizational Membership – Small
$150 (includes chapter dues)
Open to nonprofit organizations who can answer yes to all the following criteria:
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. Nonprofit Organizational members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office. 

OTHER 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.

Scholarship Information

AFP Member Roster

All AFP members in good standing have access to contact information to all other AFP members in the world! To access this membership benefit, visit the International AFP website. Your AFP member number (on your membership card) is your login and your last name is your default password.

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