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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
Sep. 1, 2015 -
(Sept 1, 2015) Last year, AFP's most popular webinar was presented by John Greenhoe, CFRE, on discovery calls, so naturally we invited him back to present again this year. The topic for his webinar this year is Donor Retention, including how discovery calls play a part. We got to chat with John recently about donor retention, discovery calls and how he plans on topping his webinar from last year. Click here to register for his AFP webinar on September 16. ... more >
Aug. 30, 2015 -
(Aug. 30, 2015) Mark Bowman shares how Canadian women continue to transform philanthropy through their unique approach to community engagement and connecting with the cause. Read on for tips on effectively stewarding this important group of donors. ... more >
Aug. 30, 2015 -
(Aug. 30, 2015) Mark Bowman shares how Canadian women continue to transform philanthropy through their unique approach to community engagement and connecting with the cause. Read on for tips on effectively stewarding this important group of donors. ... more >
Aug. 26, 2015 -
(August 26, 2015) Converting activists to donors, and many more topics in this week’s Top Ten, including time-saving tips for nonprofit professions; more guidance on event sponsorships; how to maximize the impact of DIY fundraisers; igniting action with a powerful data story; and more! ... more >
Aug. 25, 2015 -
The ACFRE credential signifies mastery of professional standards in leadership, management and ethics, at an advanced level of practice. ... more >