Hardship Membership Scholarship Application

ELIGIBILITY

Scholarship Recipients:
-are responsible for fundraising for a 501(c)(3) organization
-are from an organization that meets the criteria for the scholarship to which they are applying
-or have been laid off due to COVID-19, but plans to continue working in the fundraising field.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Submit the completed application. You will be notified regarding the scholarship committee's decision.

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS

Winning scholarship recipients must submit their application for AFP membership in the appropriate membership category directly to AFP International. AFP NWA will reimburse recipients or recipient organization.

Hardship Scholarships are designed to assist non-profits and/or fundraising professionals during the COVID shutdown.

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* 1. Applicant's Contact Information

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* 2. I am a current member of Association of Fundraising Professionals NWA.

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* 3. Select the membership scholarship you are applying for.

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* 4. Membership Application Type (definitions below)

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* 5. Small Nonprofit Organizational Membership
  • Open to nonprofit organizations who can answer yes to all the following criteria:
  • An operating budget of less than $1,000,000.
  • A fundraising department with less than two (2) full time equivalent (FTE) staff.
  • Not affiliated with a larger institution supporting their operations; and
  • Individually incorporated or otherwise organized as a separate entity in the laws of the specific country.
  • The organization will designate one fundraising professional to receive the benefits offered in this membership category. The membership will be transferred to another individual if the member leaves the organization. AFP of NWA will reimburse the organization $155 as the scholarship recipient.
Young Professionals Scholarship
  • Open to persons who hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising, work within the US and Canada and are compensated for their services, and are 30 years old or younger.
  • AFP of NWA will reimburse the member (or organization sponsoring membership) $100 as recipient.
Professional Membership
  • AFP of NWA will award one professional hardship membership. Priority will be given to individuals who have been a member but due to the COVID-19 is not able to pay their dues. Consideration will also be given to individuals whose membership may have lapsed due to budget shortfalls due to COVID-19.
  • APF of NWA will reimburse the member $285 as recipient.

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* 6. Organization's annual budget.

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* 7. Organization's annual development budget.

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* 8. Organization continuing education/professional development budget.

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* 9. Percentage of time spent fundraising in current position.

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* 10. Length of time fundraising for present organization.

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* 11. Total years in fundraising.

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* 12. Need Statement | Please provide a brief statement describing why you and/or your organization are in need of the Hardship Membership Scholarship.

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* 13. Applicant's Certification | I am a full-time fundraising professional or spend at least 50% of my time fundraising on behalf of a non-profit organization. I understand that if I receive this scholarship, I am expected to attend education session (3rd Wednesday of January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October). Recipient or recipient's agency is responsible for education session fee of $15/per meeting- this includes seminar, lunch and applicable materials. (When education sessions begin again.)

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* 14. Supervisor’s Authorization | I verify that my supervisor approves my application for scholarship. Additionally my supervisor gives me permission to attend AFP monthly education sessions.

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