The Association of Fundraising Professionals is a great resource for building your skills and expertise as a professional fundraiser or board member of a not-for-profit organization.  Some of the many benefits of your membership include:

Specific and individualized knowledge to advance your fundraising/advancement department. Our goal is to provide you with the opportunity to view and share the latest resources from around our industry though our lunch-and-learns, breakfast sessions, meet-ups, our web site and more. You also have access with your membership to AFP International's Fundraising Resource Center which can respond to your unique requests with articles, resources and samples that give you what you need as well as special AFP conferences and events which focus on the increasingly important specializations within the field.

The best training and education in the field. We offer varied continuing educational opportunities through master classes, mini-conferences and other avenues for all fundraisers, regardless of experience level or specialty, and most can help you attain and keep your certification (CFRE), and to demonstrate your commitment to and expertise in the profession.

Plenty of networking opportunities. Through meet-ups, chapter lunch-and-learns, breakfast plenary’s, the Mentoring Program and many other social functions throughout the year, our chapter offers a broad range of networking engagements for our members and community.

Professional Development Assistance. We offer bursaries to help cover some of your professional development costs. Funding is available to help you attend that next conference or event down the road, whether it is here in the Golden Horseshoe, in Toronto, or across the border. We make it easier to access some of the best fundraising conferences in North America.

Other benefits to your membership (available through our Chapter or AFP International)

Research and Practice Tools

• AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
• Ethics Assessment Inventory
• International Statement of Ethical Principles
• Donor Bill of Rights
• AFP International Fundraising Resource Center
• Hot Topics on Fundraising Issues
• Toolkits (FR in Challenging Times, Job Seekers, New Fundraisers)
• Information Exchange

Professional Development
• Think Tank Research
• Annual AFP Compensation and Benefits Study
• Fundraising Effectiveness Study
• Nonprofit Research Collaborative Survey
• Discussion Groups
• Advancing Philanthropy Magazine - Print
• Advancing Philanthropy Magazine - Digital
• eWire electronic newsletter
• Free Webinars
• Membership Directory
• Consultants and Resource Directory
• Speakers Database - coming soon
• Professional Job Postings Online
• Mentoring Programs
• Serve on IHQ Committees/Task Forces
• Serve on IHQ Board of Directors
• Strategic Alliance memberships with sister fundraising organizations
• National Philanthropy Day - public relations for the profession
• Legislative Activities

Member Discounts
• International Conference on Fundraising
• AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising
• CFRE Review Course
• Hemispheric Congress
• AFP Webinars
• Nonprofit Management Institute
• Center on Wealth and Philanthropy
• The Giving Institute Consultants Academy
• Faculty Training Academy
• Research Think Tank Registration
• ACFRE Certification
• CFRE Certification
• Books
• AFP Merchandise
• NorthPark University
• Tec de Monterrey Diploma Program
• HEP Matching Gift Tools
• Goldmail Email Marketing
• Giving USA
• AFP Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Studies
• Fundraising- IU Center on Philanthropy

Available Chapter Benefits
• Networking
• Member Discounts on Monthly Educational Programs
• Member Discounts on Chapter Conferences
• Member Discounts on National Philanthropy Day events
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Chapter Scholarships
• Chapter Website
• Chapter Newsletter
• Chapter Mentoring Program
• Chapter Job Banks

For other questions about joining AFP Golden Horseshoe, contact membership.