Guides & Resources

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Guide

Current & Prospect Donor Research Strategies: International Trends and Resources
Career Development: Your Fundraising Career
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We know these are challenging, scary and even puzzling times for you. To help you navigate the ever-changing landscape, we’ve gathered resources to help guide you in your fundraising, donor communications and stewardship, engaging current and prospective donors from your home, and more. As more resources become available, we’ll update the guide regularly.

A Message and Three Tips from AFP Global Chair Martha Schumacher During These Challenging Times:

  • Active Listening
  • Moves Management
  • Don't Make Assumptions

AFP Resources:

  • AFP Connect: As we continue to operate in a digital world, now is the time to utilize the fundraising community’s online forum, ask questions, and engage in conversation with fellow fundraising professionals.
  • AFP360°: There is no better time than now to develop your personal brand. Powered by Korn Ferry, AFP360°, gives you the opportunity to gain career insights and take a traits assessment, both of which are key in developing your personal brand.
  • Blackbaud University: AFP, in partnership with Blackbaud University, is excited to offer introductory-level courses on fundraising and relevant nonprofit topics at no charge to AFP members.
  • AFP Career Center: Visit the AFP Career Center to view the available job postings, post your resume’ or take advantage of the career resources.
  • AAUW Online Negotiation Workshops: Through a partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), all members of AFP can now participate in AAUW’s Work Smart program, a one-hour online negotiation workshop, free of charge.

Capital Campaigns:

Canadian Fundraising Resources:

The CARES Act:

Donor Communications, Engagement and Stewardship:

Digital Engagement and Events:

Fundraising from Home and During A Crisis:

Management and Leadership:

Nonprofit Resources:

Volunteer and Board Engagement:

Working from Home:

Other Resources:


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