Access continued professional development and education opportunities for only R700 per year

continued professional development

No other fundraising organisation in Southern Africa offers you the continued professional development that you get when you join Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising.

Below are major benefits you'll receive when you join:

Professional Development

  • 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.

Information and Research

The SAIF website is the main portal for the flow of information and members are encouraged to visit it regularly to keep informed. A member only gateway is being implemented as soon as possible and will be an important networking and resource tool. In the meantime, regular newsletters and emails are sent out to alert members to important news whether legislative, regulatory or informative.

SAIF undertakes research into matters affecting the profession and is regularly approached for advice on matters of employment.

Member Discounts

SAIF offers a variety of member discounts negotiated with associated organisations, on behalf of members, that are advised as applicable. Member discounts are offered regularly on fees for courses,meetings and conferences.

When you're ready to join, download our application form above or ask for a membership application form available from the SAIF office and become a part of the community of professional fundraisers.

We look forward to receiving your application. Membership fee is R700 per year for individuals.

Top Ten Reasons for joining the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising

Proclaim your professionalism
Adding your name to the list of current SAIF fundraising professionals declares your pride in the profession you have chosen.
Advertise your integrity
SAIF has a reputation for upholding high standards of ethics and business practice. Every member signs his/her adherence to the SAIF Code of Ethics.
Advance your career
SAIF members enjoy educational opportunities designed to increase knowledge and keep up with the newest trends in fundraising, both on international and local levels.
Further your cause
The more you learn about the latest methods in fundraising, the better equipped you are to further the cause of the organization you represent.
Network with others
Making connections is an important part of fundraising and benefits the cause you represent. Meet others who can help you make those connections.
Advocate for your profession
Serious-minded professionals know that serving the profession means responding to calls for action from those who represent the profession. Your membership strengthens SAIF in the roles of watchdog, lobbying and being the spokesbody for the profession.
Serve your profession
Opportunities exists for individuals to serve on international, regional and local committees that work on a variety of issues from building the core body of fundraising knowledge to building the public trust in the philanthropic process.
Share information
Through collaboration with other professional organisations, SAIF can provide access to the continued professional development you need to do your job.
Play your part
Elevate the status of the fundraising profession. Your membership of SAIF and your dedication to the ethical principles that guide the fundraising process elevates the entire profession.
Do it for YOURSELF!
It's all about YOU, the fundraising professional. SAIF's programmes will help you get where you want to go. With thanks and acknowledgement to AFP