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“AFP membership has provided a foundation of ethical resources and best practices on which our fundraising team has built a dynamic program of support.”

— Paul J. Russ, MFA, CFRE

Vice President of Marketing & Development, Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro


AFP Triad Chapter is pleased to offer a Professional Membership Scholarships and one Young Professional Membership Scholarships twice a year to Triad fundraising professionals. Submit your application by May 15, 2024 for a

July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025 membership. Each applicant must be sponsored by a current AFP Triad Chapter member and submit an application by May 15, 2024.


For more information contact

When you join AFP, you’re also joining AFP Global and opening doors to a range of professional
resources: access to exclusive workshops, mentoring, monthly lunch and learn meetings, training
webinars all designed to enhance your fundraising skills while staying updated on industry trends that
will help elevate your career.
Best of all, you will be able to connect with like-minded individuals, build meaningful relationships, and
expand your professional network within the philanthropic community in the triad.


Membership benefits help you build your practice:

  •  Discounts on monthly meetings, webinars, and conference

  •  Mentoring programs

  • Scholarships to attend AFP state and international philanthropy conferences

  • Monthly meetings with programs about timely fundraising topics and networking opportunities

  • Quarterly chapter and pre-conference socials to build your personal connections in the field.

  •  ​Affinity Groups for every stage of your career 

 AFP offers levels of membership for professionals at every career stage. Not sure which membership type works for you? See which fits the best!


  • Professionala good fit for professionals at all levels of an organization’s advancement, working full or part-time.

$350/year: ($290 AFP Global + $60 AFP Triad Chapter Dues)

  • Young Professionalopen to individuals who are 30 years old or younger who work in fundraising, full or part-time.

 26 years old or younger: $95/year: ($65 AFP Global + $30 AFP Triad Chapter Dues)
27 to 30 years old: $175/year: ($120 AFP Global + $55 AFP Chapter Dues)


  • Retiredopen to individuals who have previously held a Professional membership but no longer practice as fundraisers.

$135/year: ($75 AFP Global + $60 AFP Triad Chapter Dues)


  • Associateopen to individuals who work to support fundraising or have mutual interests with fundraising professionals. 

$350/year: ($290 AFP Global + $60 AFP Triad Chapter Dues)


  • Collegiateopen to full-time undergraduate or graduate students at schools with AFP collegiate chapters.

$35+: ( $35 AFP Global + AFP Collegiate Chapter dues - which vary from $5 to $25, depending on your institution)



Your organization can also join AFP! Check out the options

  • AFP Business Membership... open to for-profit organizations whose work complements the fundraising profession. Executive Circle $5000, Endorser $1500.


    The Executive Circle Business member shall be entitled to designate two employees to receive full benefits as Associate          member of the  Association ($5,000/year)


     Endorser Business Members shall be entitled to designate one employee to receive full benefits as an Associate member of the

     Association ($1,500/year)


  • Shall be open to nonprofit organizations who wish to have multiple members in the association.  The organization will designate a minimum of five (5) to receive Professional member benefits.  $1,700 ($285 AFP Global + $55 in AFP Triad Chapter dues)


  • Open to nonprofit organizations who can answer yes to all the following criteria:

  • Must be a nonprofit organization – individuals, consultants and for-profit entities may apply for a different category

  •  An operating budget of less than $2,000,000

  • A fundraising department with less than two (2) Full time equivalent (FTE) staff

  • Designate one fundraising professional to receive benefits $185 ($125 AFP Global + $60 AFP Triad Chapter Dues)


  • Entry Level Fundraiser Group ...For AFP members who are fundraisers and nonprofit professionals who have been in the fundraising space for fewer than three (3) years, we invite you to join the Entry Level Fundraiser Group. This group of newer professionals to the field holds Zoom conversations on a monthly basis to discuss professional challenges, celebrate wins, and share similar experiences. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Rebecca Putnam at

  • Senior Level Fundraiser Group ...For AFP members who are fundraising professionals with ten (10) or more years of experience in the profession, you are invited to join the Senior Level Fundraiser Group. This group of seasoned professionals holds Zoom conversations on a monthly basis to discuss pertinent fundraising topics, challenges of the profession, and celebrate successes. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Elizabeth Freeze at


Each year, AFP awards scholarships for one Professional Membership and one Young Professional Membership membership to a fundraiser in the Triad region who hasn’t yet experienced AFP. Applicants must be sponsored by a current AFP member and complete the annual application by the posted deadline. Please note that current members may only sponsor one scholarship applicant per year. 

The Professional Membership is a one year renewable scholarship. The first year, AFP covers the recipients annual membership dues; second year scholarships cover half of the annual membership with the remaining dues being paid by the recipients or their employer. Second year scholarships are determined by the recipients participation during their first year as a member. In addition, scholarship recipients agree to actively serve on a Board committee and to attend monthly AFP meetings for the duration of their scholarship period. In the event that a recipient leaves their position or organization during the scholarship period, the organization may send a replacement to fulfill the scholarship position or reimburse AFP for the awarded scholarship. 


For more information, contact our Awards and Scholarships Committee Chair

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