Join AFP Chicago

Every association has its benefits, but no other association has benefits that can provide you with the experience and expertise that you need to move your nonprofit fundraising career forward.

For a membership application, click here. 
For a list of individual membership categories and dues structure, click here.

Member Benefits

As the go-to resource for fundraisers, AFP Chicago equips its members with the tools they need to meet ambitious goals on behalf of their non-profit organizations.

When you join AFP Chicago, you can:

  • Gain new ideas and strengthen your team through educational programs and professional events that keep you in touch with peers, mentors and friends.
  • Learn new skills through committee work that advances our profession and connects you with colleagues committed to the same goals.
  • Save money with member discounts to events, publications and conferences.
  • Advance your career and get new perspectives on what you do every day by attending local and national conferences, and taking advantage of additional educational opportunities:

Other benefits of membership:

  • Advancing Philanthropy - the professional quarterly magazine by and for fundraisers, with useful ideas on how to raise more money for your organization.Other benefits of membership:
  • Legislative updates on the regulations that impact our profession and ultimately - your organization and your donors.
  • AFP eWire - an electronic newsletter informing you on the ethical questions you face, the laws that govern your work, and how to most effectively meet your fundraising goals.
  • eDevelopments - AFP Chicago’s monthly email to members, gives you information on local fundraising and activities.
  • Online Job Source highlights local and Midwest job opportunities to make your next professional move as informed and easy as possible.
  • Fundraising Resource Center - your link to research on fundraising topics and the staff to do the research for you - for free. Knowledgeable reference staff can research and locate answers to your fund raising questions from more than 3,200 comprehensive reference publications.
  • Career Profile - examines member diagnostics, career trends, salaries and experience.
  • AFP Web Sites - Your online sources for fundraising information, access to fellow members, resources to help you do your job, calendar of upcoming events, job postings and continuing education opportunities.
  • Discounts on the AFP International Conference, AFP Chicago programs including The Midwest Conference on Philanthropy, as well as insurance programs, travel programs, rental cars, overnight delivery, real estate rebates, hotel accommodations, and more.

For information on all AFP membership levels and how to joinclick here.  

Membership Installment Payment Plan is available! If you are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

For more information on how AFP membership can benefit you, please email Carletta Seay, AFP Chicago Manager, Membership & Registration Services at

Questions about AFP membership? Contact Membership Services at 800/666-FUND. 

Questions about AFP Chicago membership and services? Contact Carletta Seay, Manager, Membership & Registration Services at 1.630.416.1166 x305 or

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