What is ACCP?

The Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals (ACCP) is a membership organization open to for-profit companies or corporate funded foundations that have corporate responsibility or corporate citizenship programs. Nonprofit organizations are not eligible to join ACCP.

Why should I join?

You should join ACCP to access tools and training that can help you more effectively navigate the ever-changing dynamics of corporate citizenship and maximize your corporation's social investments. Your company's investment in ACCP membership is an investment in the individuals who work to ensure the the resources a company allocates to social investments are appropriately utilized and is a clear demonstration of the company's commitment to good corporate citizenship.

What kind of benefits can I expect to receive?

  • Knowledge on how to do your job more effectively to deliver greater social and business impact.
  • One delegate seat at the Delegate Assembly at ACCP: The Conference.
  • Tuition discounts to all ACCP professional development courses.
  • Access to the members-only content and protected, members-only virtual networking.

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How much is membership in ACCP?

The annual investment is $6,250.

What makes ACCP different from other organizations?

ACCP is a stand-alone, independent association. Its policies, objectives, and services are determined exclusively by its members who are corporate citizenship professionals. Other organizations that serve the profession are embedded in and governed by a larger organization. As an independent and member-driven association, ACCP is able to address cutting-edge and sometimes controversial issues in a timely manner.

Why is ACCP’s tax status 501( c )(6) and not 501( c )(3)?

A 501( c )(6) nonprofit tax status is the same as professional associations like the Chamber of Commerce. Membership dues to ACCP give corporations the same tax write-off advantage as a business donation to a 501( c )(3) nonprofit.  The 501 (c) (6) status allows ACCP to take positions on behalf of the profession and return benefits to members without jeopardizing its tax standing.

Can non-member companies still attend ACCP events?

Select ACCP events are open to nonmembers. Nonmembers are not eligible to take part in closed-door discussions nor do they have access to the members-only networking platform. Additionally, nonmembers do not have a voice in shaping ACCP policies, nor are nonmembers able to influence the direction of benefits and services delivered by ACCP.

Who runs ACCP?

The Delegate Assembly (comprised of one voting member of each company) sets broad policy for ACCP, such as ACCP positions on legislative issues and determining standards in the profession.

The Board of Directors enacts the policies set by the delegates.

The President & CEO and staff carry out the mandates of the delegates and directors.