The AFP Professional Development Plan for Fundraisers (Updated January 2017)
AFP's professional advancement programs and courses give every professional, no matter what level of experience they have, the opportunity to enrich their skills and add to their knowledge base.
To help guide your fundraising career, the associations has created the AFP Professional Development Plan for Fundraisers. This is a comprehensive map that details your career needs based on years of experience. The Plan is interactive - simply click on a product or course in the guide to learn more. Questions? Send us a message at ProfessionalDevelopment@afpnet.org.
AFP Educational and Development Opportunities
AFP Course Offerings and Other Programs:
• New AFP eCourses in Partnership with MindEdge
AFP has partnered with MindEdge, a leading online education provider, to bring you courses in fundraising, nonprofit management, marketing, business ethics and human resources at extremely affordable prices. Some courses offer CFRE credit.
• New AFP’s Diploma in Fundraising
You're a fundraiser and you know the fundamentals - but you need to take that next step. Don't just settle for fundraising as your job, make it your CAREER. If you are hungry for that management role or that professional credential, stop putting your continuing education off – register now for AFP's Diploma in Fundraising.
• AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising eLearning Course
• AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
• AFP CFRE Review Course
• AFP Curriculum Framework
• The Professional Development in Fundraising Diploma - (AFP/Tecnologico de Monterrey)
• North Park University Offers Tuition Discount to AFP Members
• AFP Think Tanks on Fundraising Research
For more information, please contact the Professional Advancement Coordinator - Direct: 703.519.8494 or Toll Free: 800.666.3863; Email: ProfessionalDevelopment@afpnet.org.
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More Professional Development Resources
AFP Mentoring Program
AFP Affiliate Library Program
AFP Learning Center
AFP Research, Statistics and Reports
Marketplace and Bookstore
Resource Center Materials
Resources for Educators
AFP Information Exchange
AFP Fund Development Series
AFP Ready Reference Series
Latest Professional Development NewsYour AFP Canada Board Is Hard at Work!
AFP Canada Board Chair Scott Decksheimer, CFRE provides an update on key activities that AFP is working on across the country.
Fundraising Legend and Icon Jerry Panas Passes Away
Jerold "Jerry" Panas, founder of Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners and fundraising author, presenter, teacher and icon, has passed away. Few practitioners have had a greater influence on the development of fundraising.
The AFP International Conference is held each spring and brings more than 4,000 fundraising professionals together to discuss, teach, and learn about new development issues. It offers more than 150 educational sessions designed to serve the development needs of participants from entry level to highly experienced. The Conference exhibit hall features over 300 vendors.