A Path to Leadership and Professional Growth

AFP membership is an investment in your future. By joining AFP, you’ll gain access to regional and national resources that will help you succeed both personally and professionally.

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Through AFP International, you’ll find:

Inspiration for meeting today’s challenges: AFP’s Fundraising in a Difficult Economy and online Fundraising Survival Kit bring together the best advice from fundraisers around the world on how to connect with donors in the current environment.

Specific and individualized knowledge to advance your fundraising department: AFP’s Fundraising Resource Center responds to your unique requests with articles, resources and samples that give you what you need as well as conferences and events focused on specialized topics within the field.

The best training and education in the field: AFP offers continuing educational opportunities for all fundraisers, regardless of experience level or specialty. Most AFP programs offer certificates, demonstrating your commitment to, and expertise in, the profession.

Through the Massachusetts Chapter, you’ll find local, high-quality opportunities for:

Education: The Chapter offers regular Seminars and Events like our breakfast meetings, brown-bag lunch series, the annual Conference on Philanthropy and semi-annual Fundraising Basics courses.

Networking: Expand your professional network by attending events, serving on a Chapter committee or volunteering. You can also post your resume or advertise open positions through our online Career Center.

Advocacy: All members are required to practice by AFP’s Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice as well as the Donor Bill of Rights. Both standards, known and respected worldwide, demonstrate your commitment to ethics and accountability. 


Joining AFP is one of the smartest things you can do to advance your career and your organization. It's one-stop shopping for both staying on top of the latest trends and best practices, and bringing innovative and creative ideas to your organization.

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