|It is essential to keep dues as low as possible so that membership is affordable for rindividuals serving both large and small agencies. The Annual Fund enables ALDE to pursue excellence beyond what dues cover.
Many employers cover ALDE's dues and conference costs for members. By making a personal gift to the Annual Fund, you honor the role ALDE has played in your professional life and help strengthen the organization for the benefit of others.
Your gift to the ALDE Annual Fund will strengthen the overall organization in two important ways.
First, you will support the broad-based mission of the association by helping ALDE reach its goals to:
- Provide educational opportunities responsive to member needs
- Promote professionalism in development
- Recruit and retain a growing, capable and diverse membership
- Enhance the image, visibility and reputation of ALDE
Second, your gift will allow a greater number of people to attend ALDE's annual International Educational conference. Annual fund gifts expand the number of conference grants available for first-time attendees and for members employed by agencies that do not have funds available for continuing education.