AFP offers several conferences as part of its professional development programming, with most sessions are eligible for continuing education credit toward the CFRE and ACFRE credentials.

Grow your network and your knowledge at our annual conferences

Every year AFP holds the largest gathering of fundraising professionals in the world—AFP ICON—plus other important events like AFP LEAD, not to mention a number of new, exciting virtual components to each. AFP conferences and events offer not just an opportunity to learn, but also to network, engage, share ideas, and connect with fundraisers from across the globe.


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AFP ICON 2024: Toronto April 7-9

Thank you for making ICON 2024 a great success!

Plan to join us for ICON 2025 in Seattle, Washington, April 27-29.

Session Selection Process

Learn more about the process of selecting education sessions for AFP ICON.

AFP ICON 2023 Recap

Last year, ICON took the AFP community to New Orleans! Explore the speakers and sessions from last year's conference.

Conference CE Trackers

Looking for the CE trackers and session lists from current and past AFP Conferences? You'll find them here!

AFP LEAD 2024: St. Louis - Oct. 16-18

LEAD is AFP's annual leadership conference for fundraising professionals. As part of our efforts to expand and diversify our pool of speakers and topics, we are currently accepting proposals for education sessions. 

*Please note that the dates and location of AFP LEAD 2024 have changed. 
AFP LEAD 2024 will be taking place in St. Louis, MO, October 16 - 18.

More Opportunities to Get Involved

AFP Chapter Conferences

Many AFP chapters offer their own conferences at various times around the year. Please consult the Upcoming Events page or individual chapter websites for details.

Hemispheric Congresso

AFP partners with the Junta de Asistencia Privada and Tec de Monterrey in Mexico to offer the Hemispheric Congreso every few years for individuals and organizations focused on developing fundraising capacity in Latin America.


AFP offers a wide range of professional development opportunities—tailored to your needs, location, and schedule.

Volunteer with AFP

There are many ways to offer your time, expertise, or money to help support AFP's mission and gain meaningful experience at the same time.

Immersive Programs

Explore our more intensive, multi-day professional development workshops and courses.

Short-Form Learning

Explore our webinars, learning videos, and E-courses to expand your skill set without a large time commitment.

Conference Recordings

Couldn't get to all the sessions available at AFP ICON or LEAD? Conference sessions are on-demand and ready for you to download and enjoy!

Discounts for AFP Members

When you become a member, you can enjoy a discounted rate to attend AFP ICON, the largest fundraising conference in the world. 

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