Why Join AFP?

Membership in AFP shows your donors and colleagues that you are serious about being a good fundraiser and an asset to your organization. Did you know AFP also can be a springboard to leadership in the field?

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Membership Levels

Individual Memberships

Organizational Memberships

Collegiate Chapter

Please note that AFP Global is having some technical issues with membership renewal, and you may need to call them. You can find their contact information here

Scholarship Opportunities

AFP West Michigan is pleased to offer a range of scholarships. These scholarships provide opportunities for both members and non-members to pursue educational and professional development programs.

Membership Benefits

Below are major benefits you'll receive when you join the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Sound good? Join AFP and become a part of the world's largest community of charitable fundraisers!
  • Gain new ideas and strengthen your team through educational programs and professional events that keep you in touch with peers, mentors, and friends.
  • Learn new skills through committee work that advances our profession and connects you with colleagues committed to the same goals.
  • Save money with member discounts to events, publications, and conferences.
  • Advance your career and get new perspectives on what you do every day by attending local and national conferences, and taking advantage of additional educational opportunities.
  • $100 Professional Development credit for most AFP members, valid on most offerings in our vast suite of online learning opportunities.
  • Free access to AFP360° and AAUW Online Negotiation Workshops. AFP has partnered with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to provide all members a free one-hour online negotiation workshop. In addition, AFP has launched with Korn Ferry the new AFP360°, our free online career builder and management tool!
  • AFP’s professional advancement programs and courses give every professional, no matter what level of experience they have, the opportunity to enrich their skills and add to their knowledge base. We also offer Blackbaud University to AFP Members for free. Whether you’re a new fundraiser or need a refresh of basic fundraising and nonprofit skills, get free guidance with Blackbaud University.
  • Plus, free access AFP’s latest research and reports here.
  • Got a question for the fundraising community? Open to AFP members only, AFP Connect is your online forum to post, and answer, burning fundraising questions.
  • Affinity Group Communities allow you to further connect with fellow fundraisers from similar communities and/or causes served. Join us for impactful conversations.
  • AFP’s Code of Ethics is the only enforceable code in the sector. Every member of AFP must sign the code each year and adhere to its standards and practices.
  • Members get free access to the AFP Compensation and Benefits Report where you can find bench-marking on fundraisers’ salaries, benefits and other compensation—how does your position and location compare to the national average?
  • Members receive a discount to attend the AFP ICON held each spring which brings more than 3,000 fundraising professionals together and offers more than 100 educational sessions.
  • To help train you and your staff, members have access to the AFP Online Knowledge Center. You can register for upcoming webinars, Micro-Learning videos, AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising eLearning courses, along with other courses, at a discounted member rate. Many free webinars are available to members, as well.
  • Members can also take advantage of educational opportunities at your local chapter level. Local chapters are the heart of AFP networking and mentoring.
  • Visit the AFP Career Center and upload your resume to help build and further your career. You can also find or become a mentor.
  • Plug in to AFP with social media tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and benefit from the expertise of others in the AFP Connect.
  • Innovative ideas can be found in Advancing Philanthropy which is free to AFP members as well as our members only newsletter AFP Daily.
  • The AFP Ready Reference series is free in PDF format to members.
  • A 20% discount on initial CFRE certification and recertification fees.
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Fundraising Support When You Need It Most!

AFP membership and support from the fundraising community is essential to any fundraiser, even in the best of times. But in the toughest of times—after the events of September 11, the Great Recession, and now during the COVID-19 pandemic—AFP membership is CRITICAL.