Join AFP Central Ontario
If you’re not already a member of AFP Central Ontario, we would like to invite you! With your “all-in” membership, you will enjoy a wealth of career-building programs, educational resources, networking opportunities and exclusive member discounts.
Unlike other chapters where you pay your chapter dues, and then must pay additional fees to access networking and learning opportunities after this, AFP Central Ontario has taken the approach of one-and-done. This model ensures the member can access training throughout the year and is also quite helpful for members whose organizations are paying their professional development costs as it doesn’t require them to go back to request approval each time they wish to access a lunch and learn or networking event.
Annual Chapter dues to join AFP Central Ontario: $100.00 (2021 Pricing)
All AFP Members must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, promote The Donor Bill of Rights and have been employed by an organization that provides benefits to society
Once you have joined this international organization that supports and strengthens fundraisers, you will also gain access to the following:
Two new major member benefits have been added, AAUW Online Negotiation Workshops and AFP360°. AFP has partnered with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to provide all members a free one-hour online negotiation workshop. In addition, AFP has launched with Korn Ferry the new AFP360°, our free online career builder and management tool!
AFP’s professional advancement programs and courses give every professional, no matter what level of experience they have, the opportunity to enrich their skills and add to their knowledge base. We also offer Blackbaud University to AFP Members for free. Whether you’re a new fundraiser or need a refresh of basic fundraising and nonprofit skills, get free guidance with Blackbaud University.
Free access to the AFP Compensation and Benefits Report where you can find benchmarking on fundraisers’ salaries, benefits, and other compensation—how does your position and location compare to the national average?
Plus so much more!
Top 10 Reasons to Join AFP
1. Proclaim your professionalism
Adding your name to the ranks of over 30,000 fundraising professionals declares your pride in the profession you have chosen.
2. Advertise your integrity
AFP has a reputation for upholding high standards. Since every AFP member signs his/her adherence to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards every year, you align yourself with like-minded practitioners of ethical fundraising.
3. Advance your career
AFP members enjoy educational opportunities designed to increase knowledge and keep up with the newest trends in fundraising, both on the international and local levels.
4. Further your cause
The more that you learn about the latest methods in fundraising, the better equipped you are to further the cause of the organization you represent.
5. Network with others who do what you do
Making connections is an important part of fundraising for the cause you represent. Meet others who can help you make those connections.
6. Advocate for your profession
Serious-minded professionals know that serving the profession means responding to calls for action from those who represent the profession. AFP has an active program that monitors trends in education, regulation, and practice standards and periodically advises members on required action.
7. Serve your profession
Opportunities abound for individuals to serve on international and local committees that work on a variety of issues from building the core body of fundraising knowledge to building public trust in the philanthropic process.
8. Don't reinvent the wheel – use available resources
AFP’s Tools & Resources Tab can provide you with the resources you need to do your job well. AFP staff can assist you in many areas ranging from how-to materials to samples of materials developed by other fundraising professionals that will fit your needs.
9. Play a part in elevating the status of the fundraising profession
Your membership in AFP and your dedication to the ethical principles that guide the fundraising process elevates the entire profession.
10. Do it for YOURSELF!
It’s all about YOU, the fundraising professional. AFP’s educational, networking, and career planning programs will take you where you want to go!
Guidelines, Codes & Standards
Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust, for every AFP member. AFP provides a self-governed process for addressing ethical concerns.
Code of Ethics
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) exists to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals and the profession, to promote high ethical standards in the fundraising profession and to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism.
Members of AFP are motivated to serve the ideal of philanthropy; are committed to the preservation and enhancement of volunteerism; and hold stewardship of these concepts as the overriding principle of their professional life
Values Promoted by the AFP Code of Ethics
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) serves the public trust by promoting ethical and effective fundraising. AFP members are guided in their ethical decision-making by the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, which is grounded in a set of values that fundraisers aspire to honor in their lives and work. When these values are evident in our fundraising practice, we believe that our work leads to integrity in our personal, professional, organizational, and public lives.
Donor Bill of Rights
To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, AFP and other fundraising organizations declare that all donors have certain rights.