Get Involved: AFP Volunteer Opportunities
Just joined AFP and don't know where to turn or how to get involved? Long-time member looking for a new, rewarding challenge?
AFP volunteers are at all stages in their development careers, from newcomers to senior-level professionals. They are the heart of AFP – from helping to guide and support the mission of the Association, to developing and sharing knowledge about the profession, and more.
Volunteering is a great way to develop professionally, grow your network, build your career, gain new insights and perspectives, and give back to the fundraising profession.
AFP has numerous ways for you to get active and volunteer on both the national and local level. See below for all the ways you can get involved!
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Run for a Board Position
AFP welcomes nominations for volunteers to serve on our governing and advisory boards, including the:
- AFP Global Board
Learn more about the AFP Global Board and the nomination process.
- AFP Canada Board
Learn more about the AFP Canada Board and the nomination process.
- AFP Foundation - US Board
Learn more about the US Foundation Board and the nomination process.
- AFP Foundation - Canada Board
Learn more about the Canadian Foundation Board and the nomination process.
Join an AFP Global Committee
There are many committees, subcommittees, councils and task forces that are created each year based upon the strategic and business plans identified by AFP leaders and staff. These opportunities range in scope and are focused at the broader international or national level of scope. Learn more on how you can volunteer to serve on an AFP Global committee.
Submit a Speaker Proposal for ICON
Submit a Proposal for Advancing Philanthropy magazine or the AP Perspectives blog
If you have a distinctive point of view and ideas about fundraising, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector, consider writing an article for Advancing Philanthropy magazine or joining the AP Perspectives blog writing team. This volunteer opportunity will not only serve fundraisers in your specific industry, but also the profession as a whole.
Submit a Proposal for Professional Development Programming
Do you have a compelling educational presentation to offer? Do you have a distinctive point of view and ideas about fundraising, philanthropy, and the not-for-profit sector you’d like to share? Let’s work together, because here at AFP we are always looking to broaden our network of contributors for micro-learning videos, webinars, and more!
Volunteer at ICON
Volunteers play an essential role in making AFP ICON a success!
Contribute to AFP Connect
AFP Connect's online community forums provide a place for our members to share information and insights, learn more from colleagues on particular topics, and connect with fellow AFP members!
Get Involved with the AFP Book Club
Join the AFP Book Club! Now is your chance to read great books, expand your knowledge and connect with fellow fundraising professionals. Featuring a different host each month, you’ll have the opportunity to network and engage in thoughtful conversation with AFP members from around the country.
Become a Public Policy Advocate
AFP provides a number of lobbying and advocacy tools to help you effectuate positive change in the profession!
Volunteer with Your Local Chapter
In most cases, members begin their volunteer work at the local chapter level. This is an important component to getting the most out of your AFP experience, and familiarizing yourself with the expectations of the fundraising leadership community.