Professional Development

Fundraising professionals serve as leaders and mentors, embracing education and credentialing as pathways to career development, using knowledge and skills to strengthen our organizations and communities, and sharing best practices to grow the fundraising body of knowledge.

The success of every charitable cause rests upon the ability of the fundraiser to generate support for critical programs and services. AFP offers a variety of professional development programs—from webinars and videos to articles and blogs—to help fundraisers learn and grow at every stage of their careers.

Fundraising success also means developing expertise beyond just fundraising—so AFP provides resources for members to learn management, leadership, IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and access), team-building and other important skills to flourish in today’s working environment.

AFP's professional development and education offerings are made available throughout the year, with a number of webinars and programs provided free of cost to members and the public through the AFP Foundation or via AFP's partners.

Most programs are eligible for continuing education credits toward the CFRE credential, as well as the ACFRE credential.

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Learning for All Stages of Your Career

AFP offers a variety of professional development programs to help fundraising professionals learn and grow at every stage of their careers. Most programs are eligible for continuing education credit toward the CFRE credential; some toward the ACFRE credential.

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AFP ICON 2024: Join Us in Toronto!

Join us in Toronto in April 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. Register today!

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Conference Recordings ... At Your Convenience

Working on your CFRE? Miss out on our past Conferences? We've got you covered with our premium, recorded content. 

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Contribute Your Knowledge

Here at AFP we want to broaden our network of contributors and expand our programming.  Learn more about ways to contribute!

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Scholarship Support

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy funds a limited number of scholarships for ICON, AFP’s flagship “International Conference.”  These include the Chamberlain Scholarship (awarded through local AFP chapters) and the Diverse Communities Scholarship!

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