Why should I join the AFBA?
The AFBA will utilize our website, social networks, and other resources to build awareness and support blog content created by our members. We will offer at least one educational, social, or philanthropy opportunity each quarter.
Why is the AFBA a non-profit organization?
Creating a non-profit organization allows us to join together as food bloggers in a formal and organized way so that we can continue to make a positive impact in our community and learn from each other. A non-profit organization also allows us to raise money to support our mission.
How do I qualify for membership in the AFBA?
Potential members must live in Central Texas (Travis county and those counties directly adjacent), and have created at least two pieces of original content about a food-related topic on the same, dedicated domain for four consecutive months. To retain membership in the organization members must create an average of two pieces of original content monthly on an ongoing basis.
In order to be considered qualifying content, posts may not have been created as part of a paid engagement. Micro blogging on sites such as Twitter or participation in review sites such as Yelp or Foodspotting will not be considered qualifying content.
Is there a deadline to apply for membership to the AFBA?
Potential members may apply for membership at any time. After submitting the application and agreeing to abide by the code of ethics, potential members will be notified of their status within 5-7 business days. Once your application is approved, you will become a member once your dues are processed.
How much are yearly dues?
The membership fee for 2011 is $25. The full dues will be assessed regardless of when you apply for membership. Dues support the costs associated with hosting the group’s web site, planning and holding events, and other administrative costs associated with running an organization.
What happens after I apply for membership?
Following your submission we will evaluate your application and update you with your membership status within 5-7 working days. Upon acceptance to the organization you will receive membership materials and a link to pay your initial year dues of $25.00. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m not a food blogger. How can I participate?
The alliance will regularly seek the support of the community for help with education, events, and guidance via an advisory board and the activities of our committees. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in getting involved with the group.