Member Orientation

New Member Orientation will be held prior to the June program. 
Join the AFP San Antonio Board of Directors and learn what it means to be a member of our local chapter, how to maximize your membership and its benefits, and how to get involved. Whether you are new to San Antonio or new to fundraising, we are here to help YOU change the world! We have a full year of programs, professional development, and volunteering opportunities for you.
 
Date: May 16, 2019 at 11 am
Location: Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas,
Address: 811 N Coker Loop
 
RSVP: Wendy Wickham VP of Memberships.
 

Membership

AFP is the largest professional fundraising association in the world! Your membership to AFP provides you the opportunity to belong to a dynamic community committed to excellence in our profession. Not only does your membership include local opportunities and involvement with the San Antonio Chapter, but you receive benefits from AFP International.
 
Top Ten Reasons for joining the Association of Fundraising Professionals
1.         Proclaim your professionalism.
Adding your name to the ranks of almost 28,000 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 the public trust in the philanthropic process.
 
8.         Don't reinvent the wheel – use available resources.
AFP's Resource Center 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!