by Willie Matis
One thing that we talk about constantly at AFP events and board meetings, how come people don’t know about all of the great benefits of membership?
One reason may be because people don’t look into membership because they think it may be too expensive. So before we talk benefits, let’s talk CATEGORIES.
Other than the regular, Professional membership category at $250, check out these others…
Are you 30 or under? And it’s tough to pay dues with a nonprofit salary?
Check out the YOUNG PROFESSIONAL category. It is only $75. Much easier for you to take to management for reimbursement, or easier for you to afford yourself.
Are you retired from the field but still want to mentor and keep in touch with the industry?
You don’t have to have that in your retirement. The RETIRED category is also $75. Maybe that nonprofit you volunteer for will take care of it because of the great knowledge and effort you bring to them.
You’re not in a fundraising role?
Check out the ASSOCIATE category. It has the same price tag as the professional, but just because you are not part of the “fundraising” team, you can still be a part of AFP.
In college, and you can’t spend all of your cafeteria money on an AFP membership?
For only $35, you can become a part of AFP no matter what your major. Just make sure that their is a Collegiate Chapter of AFP at your university of college.
So now, I’d like to say that you don’t have an excuse NOT to join AFP, but right here is where you can ask questions. Feel free to enter them in the comments section below. Or, better yet, come out to an AFP event and meet a few other members, ask your questions there, and make a decision after that! It’s great!