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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
Feb. 4, 2016 -
The current CFRE Review Course Schedule for 2015 and 2016 as scheduled to date. ... more >
Feb. 2, 2016 -
(Feb. 3, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. This week’s top ten includes discussions on relationship fundraising (from Adrian Sargeant); revising and reinvigorating your mission statement; building donor confidence in your organization; turning a “no” into a “yes” and corporate fundraising in the small shop. ... more >
Feb. 2, 2016 -
(Feb. 2, 2016) Fundraising is such a goal-oriented occupation that we don’t ever really consider our relationship with money or our donors’ relationship with money. That relationship can have a huge effect on how we raise funds—and how people give! AFP had a chance to chat with Laura Fredricks recently about this relationship—what she terms Money Wellness—which is the topic of her upcoming webinar on February 11. ... more >
Jan. 28, 2016 -
Learn here how to host the CFRE Review Course in your area. ... more >
Jan. 28, 2016 -
(Jan. 26, 2016) According to the Pew Research Center’s 2015 report on cellphone usage, 64 percent of American adults now own a smartphone. Of those smartphone users, 57 percent have used their phone to do online banking, and 10 percent do not have any other form of high speed internet access at home. Clearly cellphones are affecting all areas of life, and it’s a medium fundraisers need to know and use. AFP had a chance to chat with Darian Rodriguez Heyman recently about the increase of fundraising with mobile. ... more >