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Career Development

Career development is why you are an AFP member, and the focus of all the association does. From resources to certifications, AFP strives to bring you the best and latest information to make you the best fundraising professional possible!



Featured Resource Links
  • AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers
    The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help you carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. It is regularly updated with new and targeted materials.

  • AFP's Toolkit for New Fundraisers
    This web page offers a broad overview of fundraising and puts the essential tools for getting started right at your fingertips. Whether you are new to the profession or just want to brush up on the basics, use this resource to get full benefit from AFP and start on the right foot in your new career!
  • A Survival Kit for Fundraising in Challenging Times
    A tumultuous economy can present unique challenges for nonprofit fundraising. Looking for ways to cope? AFP has compiled a toolkit of resources to advise and guide member fundraisers in tough economic times.


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Career Development News
Jul. 22, 2014 -
(July 23 2014) Learn about storytelling and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on the impact of crowdfunding (in a great infographic); engaging millennial donors; running a small shop; monotasking—not multitasking!; thanking everyday heroes and how Jean Case instills the value of giving back. ... more >
Jul. 22, 2014 -
(Aug. 4, 2008) To understand the value of establishing a naming policy for recognizing donors, consider what can happen without one. ... more >
Jul. 21, 2014 -
The current CFRE Review Course Schedule - Career Advancement for the Fundraising Professional ... more >
Jul. 20, 2014 -
Join your colleagues in Pittsburgh, PA for engaging educational sessions, exciting plenary speakers, and networking and idea swapping October 3 - October 5, 2013 at the 2013 AFP Leadership Academy at the Omni William Penn Hotel! The 2013 Leadership Academy is open to all AFP volunteer leaders at the chapter and international level. Each chapter is required to send one representative, typically the president or president-elect. We also encourage upcoming chapter leaders to attend. ... more >
Jul. 15, 2014 -
(July 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on updating your nonprofit’s ‘thank you’ webpage, why you MUST be on mobile, how to meet your perfect volunteer match, a major nonprofit CEO’s opinion on watchdog groups, taking a deeper look into Giving USA results as it pertains to healthcare, how (and why!) to measure your impact—no matter how big or small you are and why it’s time to get on board with the newest digital fundraising trend: Bitcoin. ... more >