The Association of Fundraising Professionals (formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives) is the largest professional fundraising network in the world! And one of the greatest benefits of AFP membership is the opportunity to network - to exchange information with one's peers, to learn from those who are more experienced, and to help those who are just getting started in professional fundraising. AFP membership means you are a part of a professional community that provides the environment for contacts with leaders in philanthropy.
When you join AFP, you join the international association whose offices are located in Alexandria, Virginia. To review the many benefits you receive from membership at the international level and to complete a membership application.
Please note that ALL memberships (new, renewals, re-designating members) are handled by AFP International! When the international office processes your membership, the Houston chapter receives the information and all the benefits extended to AFP members in the Greater Houston area by the local chapter are yours:
- Monthly Luncheons featuring educational programs on the latest fundraising interests
- Professional education courses at discounted fees
- Monthly Newsletter Developments featuring fundraising tips and Houston chapter news
- Members Only area providing online registration for monthly meetings and an online searchable membership directory
- Networking opportunities provided through volunteer leadership roles, socials and special events
- Mentoring Programs designed to develop fundraising management capabilities by matching experienced fundraising executives with those entering the field or having a few years of experience
- Volunteer Opportunities Diversity/Outreach Initiatives - programs and workshops reaching out to communities, individuals, and organizations. Volunteer on the AFP International Foundation
To attend monthly educational programs at the non-member rate, register online at www.AFPHouston.org.
Please allow 2-3 business days for your membership to process from the day you joined on the AFP International website. The AFP Greater Houston Chapter office conducts a new member upload every Monday which will then allow you to sign in your member profile on the AFP-GHC website. Your login information will be different from your AFP International login.