It is the tradition of the AFP Mahoning/Shenango Chapter to assist in payment of membership dues. The purpose of this assistance is to enable persons to participate in the benefits of AFP membership who are volunteer fund raisers, in part-time positions, or employed as fundraisers by smaller agencies. Priority consideration is given to self-employed members or members whose agencies cannot or do not assist with payment of AFP dues. New members qualify for this assistance as well as members who are currently serving on a committee or the board. New members are expected to serve on a committee.