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Greater Madison Chapter Benefits of Joining

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There is no better time to join AFP! AND, if you join between May 1st and June 30th you receive $50 off your membership! Stay tuned for upcoming details!


Madison's AFP Chapter offers:

AFP Greater Madison Chapter and International Membership Benefits

Professional Advancement and Networking

  • Invaluable networking opportunities with colleagues as the only professional organization for fundraising professionals. 
  • Monthly chapter meetings that include educational programs for members, yet-to-be members, and guests.
  • Access to the chapter's Webinar Library with over 40 to choose from. These programs are produced by AFP International (IHQ) that offer presentations from world-class experts. 
  • Comprehensive course that offers experienced fundraising professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. 
  • Annual intensive one-day workshop on a specific fundraising topic. 
  • Professional growth and leadership opportunities by serving alongside colleagues on Chapter committees.
  • Opportunity to connect with members who have offered their expertise in particular fundraising specialties to fellow members in need of advice (contact Chapter Administrator at admin@madisonafp.com for a referral).

Member Incentives, Discounts, Scholarships, and Fellowships

  • Member scholarships for attendance at the International Conference and other local, regional, and national professional development programs.
  • Discounted rates on monthly meetings and webconferences.
  • Discounted attendance to the annual Fundraising Day Wisconsin conference. 
  • Discounted rates on IHQ programs such as the AFP International Conference and online professional development courses.
  • CFRE and ACFRE certification discount.
  • Free copies of research study results such as the AFP Compensation and Benefits Study, Fundraising Effectiveness Study and Nonprofit Research Collaborative Survey.
  • Exclusive access to the members-only National Philanthropy Day event pre-sale.

Chapter Member-to-Member Communication

  • Member directory containing profiles of each member.
  • Chapter e-newsletter, published four times a year.
  • Chapter website

Employment Opportunities

  • Frequent information about position openings in the local community and nationwide, through Chapter job board and IHQ’s eWire newsletter.
  • Ability to post your job announcements and resume on IHQ website.

Public Policy

  • IHQ’s Government Affairs staff and Political Action Committee works to advance and protect the best interests of fundraising and the nonprofit sector whenever related laws and regulations are developed.
  • Local public policy updates via e-newsletter and on Chapter website.

Advancing Philanthropy in Our Community

  • Through committees, Chapter members can join in collective action – together with our community partners – to develop and implement new initiatives that will sustain and extend Greater Madison’s culture of generosity well into the 21st Century.
  • Through National Philanthropy Day, our chapter educates the public on the vital role that philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and our profession play in sustaining our community’s quality of life. 
  • Our chapter is working with colleagues from the UW-Madison to establish a Collegiate Chapter, which will help provide leadership for the next generation of fundraisers.

Other Services from AFP International

  • Resource Center, which provides customized research assistance on fundraising issues and best practices.
  • Basic through advanced education and publications in fundraising principles and practice. 
  • Bi-monthly magazine, Advancing Philanthropy. 
  • Weekly AFP eWire email newsletter.
  • AFP website, www.afpnet.org
  • Free, confidential consulting service on ethical dilemmas faced by members on the job.

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