Membership FAQ

1. What is Aid for Africa?

2. Can my organization join Aid for Africa?

3.  How are the donations monitored and how does my charity learn of and receive donations?

4. How does Aid for Africa manage funds for its members?

 

1.   What is Aid for Africa?
Founded in 2004, Aid for Africa is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that brings together U.S.-registered charities working with their partners in Africa focused on health and nutrition, education, sustainable development, food and agriculture, the environment, wildlife conservation and arts and culture in Sub-Saharan Africa. As an alliance or federation of organizations, Aid for Africa supplies common fundraising, administrative, and management services to our members. Aid for Africa participates in workplace, internet, and public fundraising programs.

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2.   Can my organization join Aid for Africa?
Currently Aid for Africa is not accepting new members.

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3.   How does Aid for Africa monitor donations and how do its members receive donations?
There is no issue more important for Aid for Africa’s members than understanding how money is processed—that is, transferred from individual donors to them. All donations to member organizations made through our website are credited to each member’s account. These figures are posted by our bookkeeper, double checked by our accountant, and audited annually by an independent certified public accountant. Aid for Africa issues quarterly reports of all funds received on a member organization’s behalf and quarterly checks to participating organizations. Aid for Africa’s accounts are audited annually by an independent Certified Public Accountant.

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4.   How does Aid for Africa manage funds for its members?
A nonprofit organization itself, Aid for Africa does not assess it members application fees, service charges or membership dues. It does take 6 percent of the funds it receives on a member’s behalf. These funds help support some of the costs for our accounting, outreach activities and other member services. As a result, Aid for Africa distributes 100 percent of the money it receives and has been designated to members.

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