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Categories of Membership and Dues
Why ALDE?

  • New for 2017 - FREE Webinars: All members receive FREE access to ALDE webinars, featuring the top-rated sessions from IGNITE. Worth nearly $700! View the webinar schedule
  • Annual IGNITE International Conferences: Learn from recognized international experts from all areas of fundraising and communications/marketing within the context of a Christian perspective.  Members are entitled to a discount on registration, and scholarships may be available to members who are new to development or demonstrate need
  • Members Only Social Network: get access to all members-only areas of the website, including My Community, the ALDE social network where you can see what other members are doing in ALDE.  Through My Community you can connect with members, send them messages, browse members, build your network and discuss important topics year round in member Circles 
  • Mentoring: If you're newer to the profession or just need some help, a mentor can set you on the right path, and the service is FREE for members.  Request a mentor
  • Prayer Support: Receive faith-infused communications helping you lift up your fellow members in prayer, and have the opportunity to share your own prayer needs, receiving the support of hundreds.  
  • Job Postings: Stay informed of available positions in the development fields
  • Chapter Membership and Communications: Included with international ALDE membership is membership in one or more regional ALDE chapters and chapter communications.  There is no additional cost to join ALDE chapters, and discounts on some chapter events may be available
  • CFRE: If you are interested in obtaining your CFRE credential, many ALDE educational events are eligible for CFRE Continuing Education points.  Don't know about CFRE?  Learn more at www.cfre.org.  We also offer a very affordable CFRE Study Days course in late summer or early fall. The days are intended for those who are well into the CFRE certification process or want to learn where they need more preparation. In addition, these Study Days are an excellent course for someone who is new to development, as an in-depth overview of the profession is offered
  • Ethics: ALDE members hold themselves and each other to a high standard of conduct, and are supported in this endeavor, as manifest in the ALDE Code of Ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights
  • Compensation Study: Receive FREE access to the biennial ALDE Compensation Study, a valuable, comprehensive report on salary and benefit levels for a variety of advancement positions, reflecting a cross-section of organizations from around North America
  • Connect Socially: Visit us on Facebook.  Follow ALDE on Twitter, @GoALDE.  Join ALDE on LinkedIn.  Watch what's happening on YouTube
  • Membership Directory - MyALDE Community: A resource tool that provides access to contact information for ALDE colleagues within the development and communications/marketing fields.  It's also much more - a place to discuss, learn, share and ask questions
  • GrantStation: Weekly newsletter containing grant proposal writing ideas, opportunities and resources
  • Podcasts: Members receive FREE access to podcasts of top-rated sessions from previous IGNITE International Conferences 
  • Awards: Members are eligible to nominate candidates for, and receive, the prestigious ALDE Awards for Excellence in Philanthropy
  • Voting: Full and retired members have the right to vote at the Annual Meeting (held at the conference) on issues affecting the organization
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