Become a member

ACfA membership is granted to crowdfunding intermediaries and ecosystem stakeholders who are dedicated to growing a trusted African brand of crowdfunding. We hold our members to a high standard of conduct and ethics, both on paper through our Charter of Good Conduct and regulations, and in practice, through audits and professional trainings.

Join the African Crowdfunding Industry

Crowdfunding Platforms
RegTechs
Payment Services Providers
Incubators, Accelerators
Fund Managers
Advisory Firms

Membership types

ACfA accepts applications for three types of membership:

ACfA Member

ACfA Members are crowdfunding intermediaries. ACfA Members must comply with our Charter of Good Conduct and undergo annual assessments. All ACfA members commit to upholding high standards of business conduct, integrity and fair dealing at all times. As the leading industry body, our members represent broader interests and may be called upon to assist in activities aimed at advancing progress in African crowdfunding.

 Ecosystem Member

ACfA Ecosystem Members are organisations which provide services and products to the crowdfunding industry. Membership allows them access to the member network and regular updates on regulations that enable them to build compliant offerings. Examples of ecosystem stakeholders are law firms, RegTech start-ups, digital payment services providers, blockchain technology providers and white label crowdfunding platform providers.

ACfA Observer

ACfA Observers are crowdfunding intermediaries which do not yet fully comply with the ACfA Charter of Good Conduct or which are at an early stage of development. Observers wish to benefit from access to ACfA resources and the member network as they develop and become compliant with the COGC. ACfA Observer status is valid for a maximum of 12 months. Thereafter, ACfA requires them to convert to full ACfA Member status.

Benefits

ACfA Member

Who can apply?
This is for all crowdfunding intermediaries, regardless of the type of crowdfunding.

Benefits

  • Listing in ACfA Membership online directory
  • Involvement in discussion groups with regulators
  • Access to advice, data, webinars and other member services
  • Speaking opportunities at ACfA events
  • The right to display ACfA Member logo on website


Fee

USD 500

ACfA Ecosystem Member

Who can apply?
This membership is for stakeholders in the crowdfunding ecosystem, and organisations that provide services to crowdfunding intermediaries.

Benefits

  • Listing in ACfA Membership online directory
  • Access to advice, member insights for your product or services
  • Speaking opportunities at ACfA events and webinars
  • Possibility to market your product or service to ACfA Members
  • The right to display ACfA Member logo on website


Fee

USD 400

ACfA Observer

Who can apply?
This is for all crowdfunding intermediaries, regardless of the type of crowdfunding, who are not yet fully compliant with our Charter of Good Conduct or who are at an early stage of development.

Benefits

  • ¬†Listing in ACfA Membership online directory
  • Access to advice and Member webinars
  • The right to display the ACfA Observer logo on your website


Fee

USD 300

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Steps to follow to apply

1. Go to the Apply for Membership Page
2. Fill in the form and submit
3. We will contact you in order to discuss your mambership
4. Payment of annual membership fees
5. ACfA issues you proof of membership
6. Your details are added to ACfA Members (including on the website)