Join the Association of Fund-Raising Distributors & Suppliers!
Since 1992, AFRDS is the only non-profit trade association dedicated to serving companies who want to succeed in the product fundraising industry.
Unify the Industry by improving relations among suppliers & distributors, providing a forum for dialogue and speaking with one voice on industry issues.
Promote the Industry by telling the positive story of product fundraising through newsletters, brochures, exhibits, speeches before educational organizations, articles and advertising in national journals, and the AFRDS Web site — www.afrds.org.
Safeguard the Industry by fighting unnecessary and potentially damaging legislative and regulatory proposals.
Lead the Industry by setting and promoting the industry’s Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Practice.
Benefit the Industry by helping companies with important issues (such as state sales and use tax laws) and industry best practices.
Educate the Industry through tradeshows, seminars, roundtable discussions and bulletins.
Who are the Members of AFRDS?
Members of AFRDS fall into three categories:
Companies that market and distribute products to not-for profit organizations (e.g., schools, student clubs, PTAs, youth sports leagues, church groups, civic organizations) which re-sell the products for fundraising purposes. To qualify for AFRDS membership, distributors must provide satisfactory references and document that the company operates as a distributor in the fundraising industry.
Companies that produce, manufacture, import, broker or otherwise supply products or services for sale on a wholesale basis to distributors in the industry. To qualify for AFRDS membership, suppliers must provide satisfactory references and document that the company operates as a supplier in the fundraising industry.
Companies that provide ancillary services to the industry, such as consultants, graphic artists, printers and publishers.