Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in joining APC. We invite you to review the Membership Process, APC Criteria and Membership Benefits links above. Also feel free to view our Educational Programs & our APC Standards. Our two types of membership are explained below.

If you need additional information, please contact our offices.

Regular Membership

Regular 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.

Associate Membership

Associate 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. Associate members must demonstrate that they intend to qualify for regular membership by the end of three years of full operation. An associate member will have been a practicing consultant for at least one year and will have worked in the fundraising profession or as a development officer for at least five years.

Additional membership criteria and the application process are described in the Become a Member section.

Membership Pricing

Membership Type Pricing Education Forums Resource Library Discounted Support Services ListServ APC Dialogues CFRE Affiliation Enhanced Credibility
Associate Membership
(less than 3 years in practice)
 $625 Discounted  X  X  X X X  X
Full Membership
(3+ years in practice)
$1,250  Discounted  X  X  X  X  X  X