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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. 

  • 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.
Click here to Join or Renew with AFP 

chapter provides

Peer Mentoring   third thursday   api affinity group
Peer Mentoring   Third Thursday Networking   Affinity Groups
Vu-Le   philanthropy awards   pat-john
CFRE Educational Programs   Philanthropy Awards   Annual Membership Meeting

 global provides


  • AFP Connect, an online forum
  • Fundraising courses through Blackbaud University
  • Micro-learning videos and member-exclusive webinars
  • Ground-breaking research results
  • Career advancement tools
  • Profile in AFP360 powered by Korn Ferry Advance


  • 26 new webinars each year
  • Archive of 100+ additional webinars
  • Special rates for AFP ICON, the world's #1 conference for professional fundraisers

Membership Levels

young professional professional membership
small organizational large membership
associate member retired
business multi-year discount


Why join AFP?  FAQS about joining AFP
FAQs about Renewing your AFP Membership

You need to stay at the top of your fundraising game.


You need custom solutions to your unique challenges.

As an AFP member, you'll have access to resources and tools created by and compiled from top fundraisers from around the world.   AFP’s breadth of experience and diversity allows you to hear different perspectives from experienced fundraisers.

You need to connect with fellow fundraisers.


You need guidance on the latest government policies and ethical fundraising practice.

It’s important to reach out directly to your colleagues—for advice, tips and reassurance. Through the AFP Chicago Chapter, mentor programs and the acclaimed online forum AFP Connect, AFP is YOUR community that allows you to discuss and share with colleagues around the world or around the block.   AFP offers leadership that advances the profession, such as supporting legislation like the CARES Act, and ensures that ethics remain at the forefront of fundraising.


For more information on how AFP Chicago membership can benefit you, please contact Shawn Jezak below. 

AFP Chicago Chapter
400 E. Randolph St., #3115
Chicago, IL 60601
Email: [email protected]
Association & Membership Coordinator

AFP International
4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (800) 666-3863