Benefits of membership.

Membership provides a connection to a large network of professionals and experts in the social sector. Membership also provides free and discounted admission to special events, as well as updates on research and development in philanthropy.

Other benefits include:
  • Voting privileges at membership meetings
  • Ability to the CAAIP leadership team and member committees
  • Connection to potential future mentors, employers and colleagues
  • Recognition on CAAIP website (institutional only)
  • Discounted membership (students only)
Iona Calhoun-Bappiste at the 2019 CPC CAAIP event


Social Justice

The Social Justice Committee helps CAAIP put together action agendas to advocate on social issues impacting the Chicago African American community through a lens of racial equity and inclusion.

Special Events

The Special Event Committee is responsible for planning and managing CAAIP’s signature event Connecting Philanthropy and Community. This includes, determining its focus, managing operational and fundraising budgets, promoting the event, managing award nomination and selection, and organizing volunteers. Membership The Membership Committee support CAAIP to recruit, engage and retain our membership.

Membership Fees

Institutional ($1,000)
Foundation, corporate giving program, donor advised fund or giving circle

Individual ($100)
Staff or board members of  foundations, corporate giving programs, donor advised funds, giving circles or nonprofits

Student ($50)
Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in philanthropy and interested in supporting African American communities​

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