Top Ten Reasons for Joining the Association of Fundraising Professionals
- 1. Advance your career.
You enjoy educational opportunities designed to increase your knowledge and to
keep up with the newest trends.
- 2. Proclaim your professionalism.
You are part of 28,000 fundraising professionals; this declares your pride in the
profession you have chosen.
- 3. Advertise your integrity.
AFP has high standards. You align yourself with like-minded practitioners of
ethical fundraising practices.
- 4. Network with others who do what you do.
Making connections is an important part of fundraising for the cause you
represent. Meet others who can help and can interact.
- 5. Further your cause.
AFP helps better equip you with the tools to further the cause of the organization
- 6. Don’t reinvent the wheel – use available resources.
AFP’s Resource Center helps provide the resources you need to do your job well.
- 7. Advocate for your profession.
AFP has an active program that monitors trends in education, regulation, and
- 8. Serve your profession.
If you wish you have various opportunities to serve on international and local
committees for the good of the philanthropic process.
- 9. Play a part in elevating the status of the fundraising profession.
Your membership in AFP and dedication to fundraising ethical principles
elevates the entire profession.
- 10. Do it for YOURSELF!
It's all about YOU, the fundraising professional. AFP's educational materials
& programs, vast networking opportunities, the resource center, and career
planning programs will take you where you want to go!