Can someone please provide some assistance with this question. Would you require a new development office staff member to become a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)? Why, or why not? Would you pay them a 10% commission on any funds they raise?
Fundraising has evolved into more than the occasional church bake sale or the late night commercial with the cute kids in third world countries that need food and water. Competition for the same donors has made fundraising a full- time profession.
Your first question asks should you make an employee join the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). My answer would be this would be strongly encouraged and here's why. All professions need an organization in which they share a common foundation. Despite the fact your staff member will be competing for funds with other members of this organization, power comes in numbers. There's power when a group such as AFP needs ...
This solution explores the ethical and professional decisions in the fundraising professions, exploring whether to give commissions and join professional organizations.