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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
Jan. 28, 2015 -
The inaugural Collegiate Leadership Conference will take place May 29 – 30, 2015, at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida. ... more >
Jan. 28, 2015 -
(Jan. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including why you should start peer-to-peer fundraising this year; why selling alone can’t close your first “sale;” a cautionary case study on board management; monthly giving programs for the small shop; and more! ... more >
Jan. 21, 2015 -
(Jan. 19, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including fundraising tips for your board and CEO; guidance on supercharged grant fundraising; a good infographic on the benefits of retaining existing donors versus soliciting new donors; questions to ask about your fundraising team; and more! ... more >
Jan. 16, 2015 -
The current CFRE Review Course Schedule - Career Advancement for the Fundraising Professional ... more >