FAQs

Have questions about AFP membership? These are some of the most frequently asked questions.

Does my membership belong to me, or to the organization I work for?
The Association of Fundraising Professionals is an individual membership organization. Organizations cannot join; only individual fundraisers can become members.

Does my membership stay with me if I switch organizations?
Yes. Because membership is assigned to the individual, members keep their membership if they switch jobs.

How much does membership cost? Can I just join the Chapter?
When a member joins AFP, he or she joins both the international organization and a local chapter. Thus, a member pays annual dues to both the International Headquarters and the chapter.

How much are the dues to International Headquarters?
Your membership dues depend on the type of membership is applicable to you. Members must assess themselves to determine their own type of membership.

Four categories of membership are available: Active, Retired, Introductory, and Affiliate. Download the Membership Application or go to www.afpnet.org and click on the Join AFP button to see a full description of each membership category.

How much are chapter dues?
Dues for the local California Capital Chapter are $45, plus the national membership level fee you select. See “Dues and Fees” on the membership application form.

How long does my membership last?
Your membership lasts 12 months, starting in the month you officially become a member.

When and where are your meetings?
Here at the California Capital Chapter, our meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month, except for November when we host National Philanthropy Day. 

What are the benefits of becoming a member?
From information to educational opportunities, there are many. Click here to learn more about membership benefits.

Contact us at membership@afpccc.org and feel free to send over other questions you might have about AFP membership.