The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Utah Chapter is the only association in the state that specifically caters to professionals in the field of fund raising. A valuable tool for honing your craft, AFP Utah is committed to serving its members through advocacy, training, education, and mentoring.
As Utah's only organization dedicated to the professional development of fundraisers, AFP Utah offers both individual and organizational memberships that include many member benefits. Below are a list of membership fees, which include AFP International dues plus your Utah Chapter dues.
When filling out your online membership application, please be sure to select AFP Utah as your local chapter.
Full membership in the Association shall be open to individuals (a) who, among other responsibilities, hold some degree of accountability for income-generation within the fundraising process; (b) who must hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising; (c) who are compensated for their services; and (d) who subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Active members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office. $300 ($285 plus $50 chapter dues)
Young Professional: Open to persons who hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising, work within the U.S. and Canada and are compensated for their services, and are 30 years old or younger, must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights and be employed, or have been employed by an organization that provides benefits to society. $95 ($65 plus $30 chapter dues)
Retired membership in the Association shall be open to individuals who no longer practice as paid fundraising professionals but who, at the time they seek Retired Member status, have been Professional members of the Association for the immediate past five consecutive years and subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Retired members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter boards, committees and task forces, as well as Association committees and task forces, but may not hold any Association office. $125 ($75 plus $50 chapter dues)
Associate membership in the Association shall be open to individuals or volunteers (a) who are engaged in fields related to fundraising and fundraising support, or (b) who have mutual interests with fundraising professionals, and (c) who subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Associate members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office. $300 ($250 plus $50 chapter dues)
PLEASE NOTE: To qualify as an AFP Collegiate member, the individual must:
Attend a school that has an AFP collegiate chapter
Be a full time undergrad or graduate student
If you do not meet the requirement you will be charged the Professional Member rate.
Collegiate membership in the Association shall be open to (a) students in a two- or four-year full time degree granting, certificate, or diploma program at an accredited college or university, or (b) individuals who serve as a faculty advisor for a collegiate chapter of AFP. Collegiate members must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Membership in this category is limited to those students affiliated with a Collegiate Chapter of AFP. Collegiate members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter boards, committees and task forces, as well as Association committees and task forces, but may not hold any Association office. $85 ($35 plus $50 collegiate chapter dues)
Global e-membership in the Association shall be open to members outside of the U.S. and Canada who wish to join in an electronic-only based membership category. Global e-membership members must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Global e-membership members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter boards, committees and task forces, as well as Association committees and task forces, but may not hold any Association office. $100 ($50 plus $50 chapter dues)
Organizational Memberships are available for large and small non-profits, as well as for-profit busineses. Click here to view organizational membership catgories and download application forms.
AFP Utah Chapter is the only chapter in the state. AFP Utah Chapter dues are $50, in addition to your AFP International membership dues. If you are an exisiting AFP International member, either at-large or with another chapter, please consider changing to the Utah Chapter. If you are a member of another chapter and would like to also be a member of the Utah Chapter, you would just have to pay an additional $50 (our annual chapter dues). If you a current member of the Utah Chapter, you to can join another chapter and pay their chapter fee as well.
Contact the AFP International office if you have questions.
AFP Utah will help you meet fundraising challenges with tools that expand your skills, keep you current with industry trends and best practices, and uphold the highest ethical standards. Meet and learn from other members at our many local and national networking and educational events. Make our community a better place by improving your skills, knowledge and network to generate more support for our region's nonprofits.
Learn about even more AFP membership benefits.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals believes that ethical behavior fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals and the fundraising profession and enhances philanthropy and volunteerism. AFP Members recognize their responsibility to ethically generate or support ethical generation of philanthropic support. Violation of the standards may subject the member to disciplinary sanctions as provided in the AFP Ethics Enforcement Procedures. AFP members, both individual and business, agree to abide (and ensure, to the best oftheir ability, that all members of their staff abide) by the AFP standards.
PUBLIC TRUST, TRANSPARENCY & CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
1. not engage in activities that harm the members’organizations, clients or profession or knowingly bring the profession into disrepute.
2. not engage in activities that conflict with their fiduciary, ethical and legal obligations to their organizations, clients or profession.
3. effectively disclose all potential and actual conflicts of interest; such disclosure does not preclude or imply ethical impropriety.
4. not exploit any relationship with a donor, prospect, volunteer, client or employee for the benefit of the members or the members’ organizations.
5. comply with all applicable local, state, provincial and federal civil and criminal laws.
6. recognize their individual boundaries of professional competence.
7. present and supply products and/or services honestly and without misrepresentation.
8. establish the nature and purpose of any contractual relationship at the outset and be responsive andavailable to parties before, during and after any sale of materials and/or services.
9. never knowingly infringe the intellectual property rights of other parties.
10. protect the confidentiality of all privileged information relating to the provider/client relationships.
11. never disparage competitors untruthfully.
SOLICITATION & STEWARDSHIP OF PHILANTHROPIC FUNDS
12. ensure that all solicitation and communication materials are accurate and correctly reflect their organization’s mission and use of solicited funds.
13. ensure that donors receive informed, accurate and ethical advice about the value and tax implications of contributions.
14. ensure that contributions are used in accordance with donors’ intentions.
15. ensure proper stewardship of all revenue sources, including timely reports on the use and management of such funds.
16. obtain explicit consent by donors before altering the conditions of financial transactions.
TREATMENT OF CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY INFORMATION
17. not disclose privileged or confidential information to unauthorized parties.
18. adhere to the principle that all donor and prospect information created by, or on behalf of, an organization or a client is the property of that organization or client.
19. give donors and clients the opportunity to have their names removed from lists that are sold to, rented to or exchanged with other organizations.
20. when stating fundraising results, use accurate and consistent accounting methods that conform to the relevant guidelines adopted by the appropriate authority.
COMPENSATION, BONUSES & FINDER’S FEES
21. not accept compensation or enter into a contract that is based on a percentage of contributions; nor shall members accept finder’s fees or contingent fees.
22. be permitted to accept performance-based compensation, such as bonuses, only if such bonuses are in accord with prevailing practices within the members’ own organizations and are not based on a percentage of contributions.
23. neither offer nor accept payments or special considerations for the purpose of influencing the selection of products or services.
24. not pay finder’s fees, commissions or percentage compensation based on contributions.
25. meet the legal requirements for the disbursement of funds if they receive funds on behalf of a donor or client.