An Investment in Your Future
You must be sharper than ever to succeed. Staying on top of new trends and best practices, bringing innovative and creative thinking to your organization and operating by the highest ethical standards. Now, more than ever, you must invest in yourself! And it’s your professional community, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, that offers you the best resources—at the best value for your membership dollar—to help you and your organization succeed.
How can AFP help you succeed?
Inspiration for meeting the challenges of today
AFP’s online Fundraising Survival Kit brings together the best advice from fundraisers around the world on how to connect with donors in the current environment.
Specific and individualized knowledge to advance your fundraising department
AFP’s Fundraising Resource Center responds to your unique requests with articles, resources and samples that give you what you need.
The best training and education in the field
AFP offers a myriad of continuing educational opportunities for all fundraisers, regardless of experience level or specialty, and most can help you attain your certification to demonstrate your commitment to and expertise in the profession.
New ideas and latest trends in the profession
Between our weekly eWire/eWire Skill Builder, the bimonthly Advancing Philanthropy and our constantly updated website, AFP keeps you current on happenings and innovations that will affect you now and in the future.
Networking with colleagues and access to experts in the field
AFP Webconferences lets you hear from the most experienced practitioners in fundraising, and online forums let you talk directly with fundraisers with a wealth of practical, how-to knowledge. In addition, networking through the Southern Arizona Chapter can bring new opportunities every day!
Benchmarks for success and future growth
AFP research data, such as the State of Fundraising Survey and Compensations and Benefits Analysis, show how you and your organization stack up in the profession.
How can AFP help your organization succeed?
Displaying your commitment to ethics and accountability
AFP’s Ethics program, featuring our Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and The Donor Bill of Rights, is the most respected in the world. It underscores what you and your organization does to steward not just the public’s money, but its trust as well.
Growing and diverse donor base
AFP’s resources not only help organizations reach out to different audiences, but also help build inclusive boards that can more effectively serve different populations.
Advocacy on a state and national level
AFP is the leader in educating government on how fundraising really works and what charities need to succeed. Our public policy program works for stronger philanthropic incentives for your organization and a streamlined oversight system that protects legitimate organizations while rooting out the bad apples.
Developing fundraising leadership
Successful boards and staff that know and appreciate fundraising are key ingredients to success. AFP’s executive programs develop management and leadership skills and help forge the critical bonds between staff and board that result in exceeding fundraising goals.
AFP is committed to your success and the success of your organization. There is no doubt that these are challenging times, but you still have the power to control your own fundraising career, and AFP can help.
At the same time, your membership in AFP helps to advance the overall fundraising community. Belonging to AFP sends an important message to the world that the fundraising profession is united and cares about issues such as ethics and public trust. We are committed to the highest level of service to our donors and the people we serve. We are proud of the work we do and are committed to changing the world.
By joining AFP, you stand united with more than 30,000 fundraisers, each member making our voice stronger and more powerful when speaking with the government and media around the world. You and your organization can benefit from all of this. So continue to invest in yourself.