Triangle Chapter Scholarships
The AFP Triangle Chapter offers scholarships to assist members whose organizations have limited funding to support continuing education and professional development.
AFP Membership Scholarships – accepted on a rolling basis in 2020
Full Memberships – $330/year
(up to two awarded annually)
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. Membership includes NC Triangle Chapter dues.
Young Professional memberships – $95/year
(up to two awarded annually)
Young Professional: Open to persons who hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising, work within the U.S. and Canada, 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. Membership includes NC Triangle Chapter dues.
The AFP Triangle Chapter awards scholarships annually for membership in AFP. To be eligible, applicant must meet at least two of the four following criteria in addition to the AFP Global requirements:
- Be employed currently at a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the Triangle area
- Have attended two AFP Triangle events within the previous 12 months prior to submitting application
- Currently serve on a Board of a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
- Demonstrate previous work experience within the last three years at a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
New in 2020! Non-Profit Organizational Small Membership – $120
(up to one awarded in 2020)
Open to organizations that are able to answer “Yes” to the following four questions:
- Does your organization have an operating budget of less than $1,000,000?
- Does your organization have a fundraising department with fewer than 2 FTE (Full time equivalents)?
- Is your organization individually incorporated or otherwise organized as a separate entity in the laws of your country?
- Is your organization not affiliated with a larger institution supporting its operations?
The Non-Profit Organization Small Membership includes NC Triangle Chapter dues.
Diversity is a core value of AFP. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, characteristics such as national origin, language, race, color, disability, national origin, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and family structures.
AFP Member Professional Development Scholarships
The Professional Development Fund provides scholarships to Executive Directors, Development Officers, and other senior staff members of organizations who spend at least 50% of their time in fundraising activities.
To be eligible, the applicant must:
- Be an active member of the AFP Triangle Chapter and attend meetings on a regular basis
- Submit a summary to the AFP Triangle Chapter noting demonstrated need
- Professional development scholarships are open to current AFP members for courses hosted by AFP Triangle.
AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course – (up to one scholarship awarded annually)
The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques and will provide an overview of skills, techniques and program components for individuals with zero to four years of fundraising experience. AFP Triangle is offering this course October 1-2, 2020, in Raleigh, NC.
CFRE Refresher Course – (up to one scholarship awarded annually)
The AFP CFRE Refresher Course (formerly CFRE Review Course) takes a new approach that asks participants to apply fundraising theory, skills and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on three or more years of professional experience in fundraising. This course is a combination of high-level review, self-exploration of knowledge, and peer exchange of best practices facilitated by a knowledgeable fundraising practitioner. AFP Triangle is offering this course October 1-2, 2020 in Raleigh, NC.
CFRE Certification – (up to one scholarship awarded annually)
The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential demonstrates an individual’s mastery of the standards set for core knowledge and skills required of fundraising executives after five years of experience. This practice-based designation requires demonstration of having met these standards through both an application and a written examination.
Conference Attendance – covers registration expenses for the 2020 Conference for North Carolina Nonprofits (hosted in partnership with the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits) (up to two scholarships awarded annually)
This scholarship covers registration expenses for attendance at the largest annual gathering of nonprofit professionals in the state held in December 2020 in Durham.
AFP International Conference/Chamberlain Scholarship – deadline: October 1, 2020
Covers $900 toward travel and hotel-related expenses, in addition to registration fee to attend Spring 2021 Conference, April 18-21, 2021 (one awarded annually)
- The Chamberlain Scholarship, provided by AFP International, is for a first-time attendee to the conference who regularly attends monthly meetings and commits to serve on a committee in the future. In addition to covering the registration fee to attend the conference, the AFP Triangle Chapter will also include $900 toward travel and hotel-related expenses.
- Chamberlain Scholars will receive instructions from AFP International for registering themselves for the conference.
- Scholars are responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements.
Ralph Chamberlain, CFRE, had a long and distinguished career of service to the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation’s annual fund and generous planned gift, the International AFP Board of Directors named their Conference Scholar Program in Chamberlain’s memory and commitment to the Association. Each year, the Chamberlain Scholarship provides one registration scholarship for a member of each AFP Chapter to attend the AFP International Conference.
For more information about AFP Triangle Chapter Scholarships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org