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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
Apr. 16, 2015 -
The current CFRE Review Course Schedule - Career Advancement for the Fundraising Professional ... more >
Apr. 15, 2015 -
(April 15, 2015) Two Canadians are among the first graduates of the new International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF). In this first person account, Robert Tomas shares his thoughts on the new designation and the learning outcomes of the program. ... more >
Apr. 13, 2015 -
(April 15, 2015) Does your charity have existing partnerships with any corporations? Or is it time for you to rethink how you engage with corporations and learn more about what they want to accomplish with their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs? James Temple is back from AFP in Baltimore where he participated in a panel discussion about how charities and corporations can do more to improve the world together. Here are his key insights from the discussion. ... more >
Apr. 13, 2015 -
(April 15, 2015) As part of its Economic Action Plan, the federal government introduced legislation impacting estate donations in October 2014. These new rules, which apply starting in 2016, are expected to have a significant impact on Canada’s charities and donors—and not all of it is good. ... more >
Apr. 13, 2015 -
(April 15, 2015) Are you segmenting your donor list by gender? If not, maybe it is time to start. A new Canadian study by TD Waterhouse examines how women philanthropists interact with and donate to charities. It’s worth paying attention to the results. ... more >