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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
Oct. 5, 2015 -
Get the quick answers to your most pressing fundraising questions with the AFP Ready Reference Series. ... more >
Oct. 5, 2015 -
In its ninth year, the 2015 Leadership Academy is an opportunity for you to enrich your career and enhance your leadership skills. We'll inspire you to reach new heights with AFP and within the profession, while engaging with other AFP members. Leadership Academy is a members-only event and a benefit for leaders within the AFP community. We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City! ... more >
Oct. 5, 2015 -
AFP & SSIR present an intensive two-day institute that equips nonprofit leaders with new ways of looking at strategic issues and critical knowledge and skills. ... more >
Sep. 30, 2015 -
(Sept. 30, 2015) It’s time to change the way you communicate with donors, and many more topics in this week’s Top Ten, including seven drivers of donor loyalty; creating a visual case for support; four key lessons in charitable giving through bequests; words that will make or break your subject lines; and how to turn first-time visitors to your website into long-time donors. ... more >
Sep. 30, 2015 -
(Sept. 30, 2015) Suppose you are a blond, white, non-Jewish woman from Wyoming and fundraising for a Jewish organization or a Korean-American male working with senior citizens on setting up planned giving programs. How do you deal with the surprised looks you may get when first meeting with these prospective donors? ... more >