Only individual fundraising practitioners can become members of SAIF. Membership belongs to you personally and therefore you retain your membership, providing you are in good standing, even if you move from one organisation to another.
Membership provides access to continuing professional development and educational opportunities locally and through SAIF's international connections.
No other fundraising organisation in Southern Africa offers you the professional representation that you get when you join SAIF.
Listed below are major benefits you'll receive when you join the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising.
- SAIF's local branches offer you a chance to network and meet like-minded people by attending seminars, meetings, educational programmes and social events.
- SAIF's Biennial Convention brings fundraising professional together to discuss, teach and learn about fundraising development issues on all levels.
- SAIF Learning Centre teaches the basic skills that new professionals need. Courses include on-the-job references to such issues as ethics, case statements, proposal writing, annual giving, major gifts, and development office management. Advanced courses, intended for professionals with five years or more experience, will be phased-in in the near future in collaboration with other professional organisations, such as AFP and FET colleges. These will include the mechanics of a complete fundraising program, including planning, execution, and evaluation.
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