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"AFP: Your Inside Track to the World's Largest Community of Fundraising Professionals!"

Welcome to AFP DC!

AFPDC_LogoThe Association of Fundraising Professionals is a global network of professionals dedicated to the highest standards in ethical fundraising. With more than 30,000 members worldwide, AFP is the leading organization that speaks for all of us who are engaged in this important work. As one of the largest chapters in the world, AFP DC is right there at the forefront with a diverse and vibrant membership composed of professionals from the complete spectrum of nonprofit organizations.

Are you considering membership in AFP? You're making a smart move if you are! When you become part of AFP DC, you get connected to a vast network of your peers and nonprofit leaders through the Washington DC Metro Area. From my perspective, I can't think of a better investment in your future.

All of us this profession must daily employ all of our skills and expertise to help our organizations stay focused, engage our donors and assure our communities that we are doing all we can to accomplish our missions. And just like our organizations – who relay on the involvement and support of donors – so we must make sure we have the resources we need to be successful. The professionals who are trained, understand the latest in best practices, actively employ a network of peers and maintain relationships with trusted service providers are the professionals who will succeed in today's fundraising climate.

Are you already a member? Make sure you take advantage of all that AFP DC has to offer. We provide a dynamic gathering place for people who are passionate about their work and their causes. We promote an open exchange of ideas that fosters peer-to-peer networking and professional growth in dealing with real-world challenges and issues.

Your active participation will undoubtedly payoff in the lessons you will learn, the peers you will meet and the relationships you will strengthen. Think of it this way – if by getting involved in AFP you are able to successfully close one more major gift, to organize your database more efficiently, to know you can reach out to a network of peers when you have questions or to employ the latest in online fundraising techniques to broaden your reach – isn't it worth the investment?

Thank you for visiting the AFP DC website. We hope to see you soon at an upcoming chapter event.

Stephanie Johnson, CFRE
2017 Chair, Membership Committee