Become a Member

We believe shared practice informs best practice.
Despite the inherently competitive nature of philanthropy, developing shared practice among the Washington, DC metropolitan area fundraising community is the absolute best way we cultivate philanthropy. By facilitating cross-sector learning, we are creating a regional fundraising community that advances big ideas.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion.
The diverse causes, sectors and affinity groups reflected in our membership are among our greatest assets. Creating opportunities for individuals with common areas of interest yet diverse backgrounds to convene and network is one of the most valuable benefits we offer our members.

We believe the ability to adapt is key to our success.
As philanthropy evolves, so too must our approach to fundraising. We know we cannot simply do what we have done in years past and expect to achieve the same results; new challenges must be met with innovative solutions. We help our members respond to the latest trends in philanthropy, leverage new technological advancements and target new and emerging markets.

Why Join

Individual Memberships

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest trends in philanthropy and cutting-edge fundraising best practices.
  • Grow your network.
  • Expand your fundraising expertise.
  • Learn from your peers.
  • Give back to the fundraising community.
  • Find your next career opportunity or client.

Organizational Memberships

  • Learn how your organization can navigate the changing philanthropic landscape.
  • Equip in-house fundraisers with the tools they need to cultivate and maintain donor relationships.
  • Ensure your organization’s practices adhere to ethical standards.
  • Adopt proven fundraising strategies employed by organizations of similar size and scope.

What We Do

We Connect

  • We help grow our members’ professional networks by creating opportunities for them to meet and learn from hundreds of diverse fundraising professionals throughout the region.
  • Through our affinity groups, we create opportunities for members to connect with peers from similar backgrounds.

We Educate

  • We share industry-wide best practices, tools and techniques from philanthropists and experts through our robust calendar of educational events and webinars.
  • We provide accreditation training for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential.

We Lead

  • We are the largest organization committed to advancing fundraising professionals in the Greater Washington Metropolitan region.
  • We recognize outstanding achievement among fundraising professionals and volunteers as well as individual, foundation, and corporate philanthropists.
  • We are the “go-to” organization for philanthropists in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • We advocate for members to AFP Global.