Frequently Asked Questions about Membership

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Q:  Does my membership belong to me, or to the organization I work for?

It depends on the type of membership you have. Most people join as an individual member in which case the membership belongs to you. But if your organization or company joins, at the Nonprofit Organizational level (Small or Large) or Executive Circle level, the membership belongs to that organization or company.

Q:  Does my membership stay with me if I switch organizations?

Yes, since membership is assigned to the individual, members maintain their membership if they switch jobs.

Q:  How much does membership cost?

When a member joins AFP, he or she joins both the international organization and a local chapter (exceptions exist if a chapter is not located close to the member). Thus, a member pays annual dues to both AFP Global and the chapter.

Q:  How much are the dues to AFP Global?

Your membership dues depend on the type of membership applicable to you. Members must determine the membership type for which they are eligible. Prospective members should self-determine the category of membership, and renewing members should review and reassess membership categories. Three categories of membership are available: Active, Introductory, and Associate. Descriptions are below.

AFP Membership Categories (for detailed descriptions about membership categories, click here).

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Professional - $300 (includes chapter dues)
Young Professional - $75 (includes chapter dues)
Retired - $125 (includes chapter dues)
Associate - $300 (includes chapter dues)
Global e-membership - $100 (includes chapter dues) 

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Business: Executive Circle - $5,000, Endorser - $1,500
Nonprofit Organizational – Large: Starting at $2,000 for eight members
Nonprofit Organizational Membership – Small: $150 (includes chapter dues)

Q:  How much are chapter dues?

Chapter dues for Greater Austin Chapter are $50.

Q:  How long does my membership last?

Your membership is for 12 months, starting in the month you officially become a member.

Q: What are the benefits of becoming a member?

Great question. In three words: education, community, and ethics. Learn more

Q: Are there opportunities to network with other professionals?

Yes, the Greater Austin Chapter hosts a variety of programs from luncheon programs, webinars, breakfasts, and social events to offer members a variety of discussions and news of the latest fundraising trends. The most valuable opportunity is to connect with other fundraising professionals who can share their guidance, knowledge and perspectives.

Q: Will joining AFP Greater Austin provide opportunities for career development?

Yes, AFP offers professional education and certification for introductory, mid-level and advanced professionals, including opportunities to pursue CFRE and ACFRE certification.

Q: Are there opportunities to get involved?

There are several volunteer committees who are advancing the fundraising profession in Central Texas, from the Programs Committee to the Philanthropy Day Committee.  Visit the Volunteer page for more information about our committees and other opportunities. 

Q: I would like to speak to someone about AFP Austin Chapter membership. Who can I call?

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Ritter, CFRE, VP Membership, [email protected] or the Chapter Administrators at [email protected] or 512-457-8145.