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Membership Categories

If you

  • Have at least one year of experience as a fundraising professional
  • Hold some degree of accountability for your organization's income-generation within the philanthropic process
  • Spend at least a quarter of your time on fundraising related responsibilities and are compensated for your services,

…you would be considered an active member of AFP. If not, please carefully read the categories of association below. You can join directly at

http://www.afpnet.org/content_documents/AFP_Member_Invitation.pdf.

Please contact our AFP Southwest Florida Membership Chair,
Karen Eber Davis at karen@kedconsult.com
 with any questions and to let them know you have joined AFP so that we may get you on our mailing list immediately.

AFP offers Chapter Membership Incentive Grants which provides 50% of the cost for individuals wishing to join AFP.  Certain criteria must be met.  The grants are exclusively for non-members, not member renewals.    For further information, contact Karen Eber Davis, Scholarship Chair, karen@kedconsult.com or 941-924-4860.

Active: Open to persons who have at least one (1) year of experience at the time of application as fund-raising professionals, are self-employed or associated with an organization, institution or firm and compensated for his/her services. Active members hold some degree of accountability for income-generation within the philanthropic process; estimate at least a quarter of their time is spent on fund-raising related responsibilities; subscribe to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice ("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. Active members enjoy full voting privileges.

Retired: May be extended to individuals who no longer practice as paid professionals in the field but have been Active Members for the immediate past five (5) consecutive years. As with all membership categories, you must subscribe to the AFP Code and its bylaws and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Retired members receive full voting privileges.

Introductory: Open to persons newly employed in the field; full-time students in a degree-granting, certificate or diploma program; members who work for grassroots organizations with an operating budget of $250,000 or less; executive directors who spend less than 25% of their time on fund-raising related responsibilities; and volunteers. All must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice and its bylaws and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Membership in this category is limited to a two-year duration. Introductory members are non-voting members.

Affiliate: May be extended to persons who are engaged in fields related to fund raising, volunteers, or those who have mutual interests with fund-raising professionals. Affiliate members subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice and its bylaws; and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Affiliates do not have voting privileges.

Membership Dues: Active $270, Introductory $150, Associate $270
(Active: $50 of membership fee is returned to the chapter)

 

 
   
 
AFP Southwest Florida Chapter • P.O. Box 4133 • Sarasota, Florida 34230-4133 • 941-921-5410 • afpfl@verizon.net