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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. 28, 2016 -
The current CFRE Review Course Schedule for 2016 as scheduled to date. ... more >
Apr. 26, 2016 -
(April 27, 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. ... more >
Apr. 12, 2016 -
(Apr. 13, 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 posts include how to effectively use hashtags; a great crowdfunding success story; using images in your fundraising; why your board should care about fundraising compliance; using Snapchat; and calculating your special event's opportunity costs. ... more >
Apr. 12, 2016 -
(Apr. 12, 2016) A fellow in AFP's Inclusion and Philanthropy program, Sarah Midanik reminds us that "making the ask" is the first step in both fundraising and understanding a diverse culture. ... more >
Apr. 12, 2016 -
(Apr. 12, 2016) If sitting down to a blank screen seems overwhelming, take heart. Writing skills are like muscles that need to be exercised and trained. Lisa MacDonald has some practical tips for how you can keep your writing strong and healthy. ... more >