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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. 29, 2014 -
(Oct. 27, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including unusual but effective ways to market your charity; innovations in global fundraising; social media awareness plans that actually work; the fastest way to ruin your appeal letter and more! ... more >
Oct. 29, 2014 -
(Oct. 29, 2014) Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Ossie Hinds, president and CEO of Cornerstone Group of Companies, leads you through five questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software. ... more >
Oct. 27, 2014 -
If you’re interested in writing and want to help your colleagues and give back to the profession, consider developing a short information paper for the new AFP Information Exchange, part of AFP’s Fundraising Resource Center. ... more >
Oct. 24, 2014 -
In its eighth year, the 2014 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 Puerto Rico! ... more >
Oct. 23, 2014 -
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >