Membership types

ACFID has two types of organisational membership: Full Membership and Affiliate Membership.

Full Membership

Full Membership is open to Australian organisations actively working in the international aid and development sector and/or related services in Australia. Activities that directly constitute work in this area include supporting projects overseas, advocacy and campaigning, development education and emergency assistance.

Organisations must be signatories to the ACFID Code of Conduct to become Full Members. Becoming a signatory to the Code can be done as part of the application process.

Full Members are:

  • Entitled to the full range of member benefits, including participation in networking events and access to industry-focused training and development programs
  • Able to participate in committees and working groups of ACFID
  • Entitled to attend the AGM
  • Entitled to vote at the AGM, provided that they have paid their membership fees at the time of the meeting
  • Entitled to nominate a person for election to the Executive Committee.
 

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership is open to Australian organisations and institutions that share ACFID’s vision and wish to work with Australian NGOs through joint advocacy, research, information provision, training, funding or other services.

Affiliate Membership is only open to organisations and institutions that are ineligible for Full Membership. Eligibility under these criteria is at the discretion of the ACFID Executive Committee.

Affiliates can choose whether or not to become signatories to the ACFID Code of Conduct. Those Affiliates who do choose to become signatories will be expected to prepare additional documents as part of the application process.

Affiliates are:

  • Entitled to attend the AGM
  • Entitled to speak at the AGM, if invited by the Chair
  • Able to participate in committees and working groups of ACFID.
 

Affiliate Membership for Universities

The Research for Development Impact Network is a collaboration between ACFID Member NGOs and Australian universities. The network is based upon a collective desire to widen debate on international development and to strengthen collaboration between academics and members of ACFID.

For ACFID and ACFID Members, universities represent valuable partners with whom we can increase our collective impact against poverty and enhance the sector’s capacity in development effectiveness and research.

For universities, ACFID offers a valuable platform to establish industry partners in the aid and development sector, increasing the impact and applicability of teaching and research conducted in the university.

Universities wishing to engage with ACFID through The Research for Development Impact Network are encouraged to consider Affiliate Membership as a way to strengthen their collaboration with ACFID Members.

If you would like any more information on ACFID membership, please contact us.