Why Join AFP?

“Of all the professional memberships I’ve been involved with, AFP by far is the best. I try not to miss a function because I always come away with something to think about, research or share with my clients.”

Chris Crytzer, CFRE

Crytzer Communication


As a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), you can be a part of an international network of 30,000 professionals dedicated to: 

  • Encouraging a spirit of philanthropy
  • Creating recognition of the fundraising profession 
  • Promoting ethical fundraising
  • Enhancing the environment for fundraising through advocacy

Membership in AFP shows your donors and colleagues that you are serious about being a good fundraiser and an asset to your organization. As a member of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, you will receive:

  • One FREE luncheon program per year (Young Professional members attend ALL luncheon programs for FREE!)
  • FREE AFP Webinar lending library
  • Access to a network of fundraising professionals in our region
  • Discounts on educational programs, including WPA’s Emerging Philanthropy Conference and the AFP International Conference
  • Mentoring program
  • Scholarships
  • AFP Resource Center
  • Advancing Philanthropy magazine
  • FREE downloads of AFP Ready Reference series
  • and much more!

For a complete list of the benefits you will receive as an AFP member, click here




Individual Memberships

  • Professional: Individuals who hold some degree of direct responsibility for fundraising at their organization and are compensated for their services. $300
  • Young Professional: Individuals who hold some degree of direct responsibility for fundraising at their organization, are compensated for their services, and are 30 years old or younger. $75
  • Associate Membership: Individuals and volunteers who are engaged in fields related to fundraising or who have mutual interests with fundraisers. $300

Organizational Memberships

  • Large Nonprofit: Organization will designate a minimum of eight (8) individuals to receive Professional member benefits. Memberships are transferable if member leaves organization. Starting at $2,000
  • Small Nonprofit: Open to nonprofit organizations with an operational budget of less than $1,000,000 with less than two full time equivalent fundraisers on staff. Cannot be affiliated with a larger institution. One individual will receive benefits and this membership is transferable if member leaves organization. $150

Business: Open to for-profit organizations whose work complements the fundraising profession.

  • Executive Circle: $5,000
  • Endorser: $1,500 


“As an AFP member, I can learn from some of the best development professionals at a local and national level. Sharing experiences in such a welcoming and extensive network refines my work and enriches my life.”

Shahid Madni

Assistant Director of Development, Chatham University