About Advanced Education at AFP
AFP offers a number of educational opportunities especially for the experienced fundraising practitioner. These opportunities address both the practical skills and theoretical understanding required of advanced-level fundraisers.
AFP's advanced seminars and workshops are designed specifically for individuals who:
- Have 7-10 years or more of experience in professional fundraising.
- Currently have or hope to attain a leadership or managerial role in philanthropy.
- Want to expand their knowledge and understanding of fundraising history, philosophy, and theory beyond a basic level, and/or
- Have identified the ACFRE designation as a career objective.
Advanced education and the ACFRE
Candidates for ACFRE Professional Certification should be aware that not all "advanced" or "senior executive" continuing education opportunities are acceptable for the ACFRE application process.
To be eligible, such activities must address one or more specific topics in Advanced Organizational Management or Advanced Organizational Leadership, as described in the ACFRE Application and Guidelines.
For more information on how to determine whether a course you plan to attend will meet this requirement, contact the ACFRE Professional Certification Program staff at (800) 666-3863, or click on Contact Us, below, to send an email.