Member Benefits

Join an amazing group of fundraising professionals – recognized by hiring organizations as the best of the best!

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You’ll be re-directed to AFP Global to process your membership.

BONUS: New members who join by November 30, 2022  can receive a $50 discount on their membership in honour of National Philanthropy Day! Use promo code NPD2022 when applying online.

When you join AFP Golden Horseshoe, you’re investing in YOU.

Whether you’re a new fundraiser or a seasoned veteran, joining AFP Golden Horseshoe will help you increase your knowledge and expand your professional network. 

It’s the best way to kick-start your career or take it to the next level.

Benefits

As an AFP Golden Horseshoe member, you’ll get:

  • Special pricing on all events, workshops and conferences – often up to 50% off!
  • Access to exclusive members-only events
  • Job listings emailed right to your inbox
  • Bursary opportunities to help defray the costs of professional development
  • The latest research and reports from AFP Global to stay on top of fundraising trends and best practices (including access to members-only reports and webinars)
  • The support of an incredible group of fundraisers who have been there, done that, are willing to share their expertise – and who like to have fun!

Ethical Standards

Our members adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards.

All members uphold the Donor Bill of Rights and the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

Membership Types

Multi-year memberships that provide discounted rates are available for Professional and Associate memberships.  Installment payment plans are also an option.  

All members in good standing may vote,  serve on AFP Golden Horseshoe committees, and/or hold office for the Chapter or the AFP Association (except where noted).

Individual Memberships

TypeDetailsCost
ProfessionalFor individuals working as professional fundraisers and/or who are responsible for a part of the fundraising process in their organization.$285 + $75 chapter dues
Young ProfessionalFor individuals 30 years of age or younger who are working as professional fundraisers.$95 (includes chapter dues)
RetiredFor individuals who no longer practice as paid fundraising professionals but who have been Professional members for the immediate past five consecutive years. $75 + $75 chapter dues
AssociateFor individuals or volunteers who are engaged in fields related to fundraising, have mutual interests with fundraising professionals, or who support professional fundraising efforts. $285 + $75 chapter dues

Organizational Memberships

TypeDetailsCost
Large Non-ProfitIdeal for larger non-profits, this membership provides a minimum of eight (8) employees with Professional Memberships, and publicly demonstrates the organization's commitment to ethical standards and advancing philanthropy. Professional Memberships can be transferred to another individual if the original member leaves the organization.Starting at $2,200
Small Non-ProfitNon-profits with less than two full time equivalent staff, an operating budget less than $1M, and who are not affiliated with a larger organization are eligible for this membership. Provides one (1) Professional Membership for an employee. Professional Membership can be transferred to another individual if the original member leaves the organization.$175 (includes chapter dues)
Business - Executive CircleFor for-profit businesses whose work complements the fundraising profession. Associate memberships for two (2) employees are included with this option.$5,000
Business - EndorserFor for-profit businesses whose work complements the fundraising profession. An Associate Membership for one (1) employee is included with this option.$1,500