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AFRDS is committed to offering programs and services that help its members to succeed in business and develop as professionals.
Mission: To unify, promote, educate and safeguard the product fundraising industry
Fundraising's Only National Conference
AFRDS provides a business forum for suppliers and distributors by organizing, promoting and operating the only conference and trade show exclusively serving the product fundraising industry. The AFRDS Conference and Expo – held every January – is the industry’s premiere event.
AFRDS members receive an annual printed membership directory, also available year-round on the Members Only section of the website.
The AFRDS Member Discount Program offers savings on various products and services. Members save up to 30% on travel, office supplies, shipping, and technology.
AFRDS helps members increase sales, enhance expertise and improve skills by sponsoring stimulating seminars and workshops and that address topics such as sales, marketing, management and business operations. These programs are conducted each year at the national convention and trade show and supplemented by brochures, articles and other materials distributed throughout the year.
Exclusive, Timely Information
AFRDS keeps members informed of, and prepared for, important issues, trends and events affecting the product fundraising industry. The AFRDS Advisor e-newsletter is distributed twice per month and supplemented by frequent member bulletins. Industry surveys and the association’s work with national educational organizations provide AFRDS members with information about their industry and their customers that is available from no other source.
AFRDS is the most-recognized source of information about product fundraising. Thousands of non-profit group leaders and influentials, school principals, educators, parent organizations, educational organizations, student group advisors and others look to AFRDS for information to help them conduct successful fundraisers. AFRDS is an important mark of professionalism for sponsors seeking to hire a fundraising company. Member companies frequently distribute AFRDS materials themselves as a value-added service to customers.
AFRDS provides the industry with active leadership on important issues. The Government Affairs program keeps a constant watch on legislation in all 50 states.