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.
Regular Membership in APC is open to any practitioner 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 is open to professional fundraising consulting firms that have been established less than three years, but have been in business for at least one year. 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.