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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. 17, 2014 -
The current CFRE Review Course Schedule - Career Advancement for the Fundraising Professional ... more >
Apr. 15, 2014 -
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr. 15, 2014 -
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr. 8, 2014 -
(Apr. 7, 2014) How well do you know your stakeholders? Are you communicating to the right audience? Danielle Johnson, an interactive strategy consultant for Blackbaud, gives tips for identifying the demographics of the people you most want to engage. ... more >
Apr. 7, 2014 -
(Apr. 7, 2014) At the recent AFP International Conference on Fundraising, Canadian Andrea McManus led a session on how to make a collaborative campaign actually work. Here, in her own words, are highlights of that workshop which focused on a case study of the RESOLVE campaign in Calgary. ... more >