Conferences & Events

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.

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.

Toronto

AFP ICON

The world’s No. 1 fundraising conference heads north to the innovative and eclectic city of Toronto! Join us April 7-9, 2024 for an unparalleled combination of fundraising training—with more than 100 education sessions to choose from, endless networking opportunities and an unforgettable experience over three days.

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AFP Spotlight Sessions: Arts & Culture

AFP Spotlight Sessions: Arts & Culture is a live virtual event, taking place October 4 from 11 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET, that is focused both on nonprofit management skills as well as tactical fundraising skills for individuals who work in performing arts, museums, zoological parks, visual arts, and cultural organizations whose primary purpose is to enrich a specified community through a range of arts disciplines and experiences.  

LEAD

AFP LEAD

Join hundreds of fellow nonprofit fundraising leaders for AFP's annual leadership conference, October 19-21, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA! Register Today!

Past AFP LEADs

2022 Houston: CE Tracker | Schedule
2021 Indianapolis: CE Tracker | Schedule

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AFP CATALYST: The Sector Leadership Forum

Executive-level nonprofit fundraising leaders with 15+ years experience are invited to participate in AFP CATALYST - The Sector Leadership Forum, October 22-24, immediately following AFP LEAD 2023 in Philadelphia.

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Selecting AFP ICON Education Sessions -- Explained!

To better understand the selection process for AFP ICON education sessions, watch this thorough video featuring AFP's CEO Mike Geiger and Vice President of Professional Development Kendall Joyner.

Future AFP ICON Events: 

2024 - Toronto, April 7-9, 2024
2025 - Seattle, April 27-29, 2025
2026 – San Diego, April 26-28, 2026
2027 - Baltimore, April 11-13, 2027

Past AFP ICONs

2023 New Orleans: CE Tracker | Schedule
2022 Las Vegas: CE Tracker | Schedule
2021 VIRTUAL: CE Tracker | Schedule
2020 VIRTUAL: CE Tracker | Schedule
2019 San Antonio: CE Tracker | Schedule
2018 New Orleans: CE Tracker | Schedule
2017 San Francisco: CE Tracker | Schedule
2016 Boston: CE Tracker | Schedule

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AFP Deep Dives

AFP is proud to bring you AFP Deep Dives—virtual sessions modeled after AFP ICON pre-conference workshops. Presented by some of the brightest minds in fundraising, these Deep Dives will take an in-depth look at relevant and important fundraising topics.

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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. 

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Hemispheric Congreso

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. The 10th Hemispheric Congreso took place in June 2022.

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