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Choose the right membership option for you and your Team

Why Become a Member?

Membership with AHP is per individual.  If your organization is interested in signing up two or more development professionals with AHP membership, please complete the institutional membership application.  Please note that dues are based on the number of development professionals on your membership roster, and only those on your membership roster with AHP receive member access and benefits.  

Affiliate membership is available to companies or individuals who provide consulting or other specialty services to health care institutions or health-related organizations. 


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Single membership for individuals directly involved in fundraising who are employed by any voluntary, not-for-profit, or governmental health care organization or institution.


Two or more individual memberships within the same organization (any voluntary, not-for-profit of governmental health care organization or institution).


For companies, organizations, or individuals who provide consulting or other specialty services to health care institutions or health- related organizations.

By joining the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, you are agreeing to abide by the AHP Statement of Professional Standards and Conduct

Member Benefits

As a member of AHP, you and your team are part of a diverse community of health care philanthropy professionals worldwide. AHP is the only organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of health care development professionals. Our education, events and research are designed to elevate your philanthropic programs and advance your career.  

AHP member benefits include in-person networking at several targeted conferences, an online members-only community for peer discussions and sharing, publications such as the Healthcare Philanthropy journal,  the biennial Salary and Benefits report, our Annual Report on Giving, AHP’s online resource center and resource librarian, educational opportunities like the  AHP Madison Institute and AHP Webinar Series, discounts on CFRE classes and exams, and more.
  • We’ve always benchmarked with AHP; for us, it is the definitive benchmarking tool as we’re looking at different areas of improvement.”
    Randy Varju, FAHP, CFRE
    President and Chief Development Officer
    Member Since  2008
  • Benchmarking confirms where you’re on the right track and where there are areas of greatest opportunity by providing meaningful data to justify changes in strategy”
    Deb Koski
    Deb Koski, CFRE
    Sr. Executive Director of Operations, Sanford Health Foundation
    Member Since  2004
  • AHP has helped me to establish a vital, open and trusting network of peers who’ve already provided outstanding advice.”
    Jason Smith
    Executive VP of Philanthropy, Bozeman Health Foundation
    Member Since  2014
  • In this age of healthcare reform, rapid care transformation, and accelerated system, hospital, and foundation consolidation, I see my involvement in AHP as being more valuable than ever.”
    James Quinn
    James Quinn
    Chief Development Officer, Morristown Medical Center Foundation
    Member Since  1989
  • We look forward to sharing an incredible week of learning and fellowship.”
    Sharon A. Jones, FAHP, CFRE
    Chair, AHP University-based Programs
    Member Since  2005
  • The Partners Program provides an unique and unprecedented opportunity for AHP Affiliate members to help further the mission of the AHP to inspire, educate and serve healthcare fundraising professionals”
    Bridget A. Murphy, CFRE
    Chief Philanthropy Officer, VNA Health Group
    Member Since  1996
  • AHP is so very proud of its diverse, vibrant, committed and resourceful Affiliate membership. I have always been impressed with our AHP Affiliate Members for their commitment, professionalism and leadership in supporting our mission at AHP.”
    Fred Najjar-New_testimonial
    Fred Najjar
    SVP, Philanthropy, Dignity Health
    Member Since  2011
Take advantage of members-only savings on AHP conferences and webinars.

  • AHP Madison Institute (Summer): Seven educational tracks provide a deep-dive immersion into a specific area of health care philanthropy. 
  • AHP Leading Forward Executive Summit (Spring): Designed for chief development officers and executive directors, Leading Forward participants discuss hot topics and develop their leadership skills.
  • AHP Convene Canada (Spring): The only conference created by and for Canadian health care philanthropy professionals, Convene Canada provides new insights and best practices to make your programs more successful.
  • AHP Annual International Conference (Fall): AHP's flagship event features valuable educational content for everyone in the health care philanthropy field.
  • AHP Health System Development Residency Program: This 18-month, comprehensive program builds the competencies and knowledge needed to be a successful system-level philanthropy executive.
  • AHP Webinar Series: AHP's webinars share best practices and case studies with actionable takeaways.

AHP membership includes access to the data and resources you need to accelerate your foundation's performance.

  • Benchmarking Services: Learn and communicate your key performance metrics quickly and easily by participating, at no cost, in the AHP Report on Giving survey. Want to see how you compare to peers? Subscribe at the member rate to AHP's Benchmarking Service to gain access to comparison data.
  • Access to the AHP Resource Center: The AHP Resource Center contains more than 2,000 articles, white papers and studies. Download samples for everything from job descriptions to direct mail pieces in this free online library for AHP members.
  • The Healthcare Philanthropy journal: Published twice a year, the Healthcare Philanthropy journal is free to members and contains strategic concepts, case studies, original research and analyses of industry trends.
Network, ask and share in our members-only online community, or volunteer for an AHP committee to help shape your association.

  • AHP Huddle: Our members-only online community is where health care philanthropy professionals network with other members, discuss relevant industry issues and receive peer advice. You can share files, join specialized peer group discussions and learn about upcoming industry events.
  • AHP Mentor Program: Back by popular demand, the AHP Mentor Program is open to both AHP members and non-members looking to give back by guiding emerging professionals (as mentors) or to those interested in developing a professional relationship with an experienced philanthropy professional (as a mentee).
  • AHP Committees: Join an AHP committee to help shape education content, develop AHP's communications or to encourage member engagement and networking.
  • Earn CFRE credits: AHP provides you with CFRE-approved continuing education opportunities. Earn your CFRE certification through AHP conferences and the AHP Webinar Series. Plus, AHP members save 20% on the CFRE exam.
  • The AHP Career Center: The premier source of health care philanthropy jobs in the country, the AHP Career Center is your ultimate career resource. Search job listings and post your resume, or take advantage of members-only job posting rates.
  • The AHP Salary Report: A free resource for members that examines salary levels in the U.S. and Canada for health care philanthropy professionals.
  • 40 Under 40: AHP recognizes the brightest young leaders under 40 who have demonstrated success and contributed to the advancement of the health care philanthropy profession.

Other Ways To Get Involved

Affiliate Membership