Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in joining APC. We invite you to review our Application Process, Membership Criteria and Membership Benefits. Also feel free to view our Educational Programs & our APC Standards.

If you need additional information, please contact our offices.

Full Membership


Full Membership in APC is open to any practitioner or firm whose primary business is to provide counsel in one or more of the following philanthropic activities: annual and/or capital campaigns, board development, strategic planning, development communications, grant writing, development planning or training, or planned giving – where at least 60% of their business is comprised of these services to nonprofit organizations. Members must meet the APC Criteria Standards.

Emerging Firm Membership


Emerging Firm Membership is open to any practitioner or firm whose primary business is as described above and has at least one year but less than three years of operations. Emerging Firm members must demonstrate that they intend to qualify for regular membership by the end of three years of full operation.

Membership Pricing


  • Full Membership – Firm with 1 Consultant* $895
  • Full Membership – Firm with 1-Plus to 4 Consultants* $1,250
  • Full Membership – Firm with 5 or More Consultants* $1,495

*Based on self-reported number of Full Time Equivalent Consultants

  • Emerging Firm Membership – In Business Fewer than 3 Years $625