Education & Events

Invest in yourself and advance your career by attending a professional development session or special event at Advancement Northwest! We offer multiple opportunities throughout the year to connect, learn and grow as fundraisers and leaders. We welcome both members and non-members.

Professional Development

We offer regular learning and networking opportunities for people at every stage of their career.

The AFP Northwest Programs Committee is planning the 2024 calendar for in person and virtual events. Be a part of a future professional development event.

Do you have a presentation ready to go (or nearly there) about a current topic in fundraising? Can you offer a session of any length on one of the six CFRE domains listed below?

  • Current and prospective donor research
  • Securing the gift
  • Relationship building
  • Volunteer involvement
  • Leadership and management
  • Ethics and accountability

If so, then the AFP Northwest Programs Committee wants you! Please submit your proposal by January 15. 

Annual Conference

This two-day conference is the Pacific Northwest’s most intensive and comprehensive training event for nonprofit fundraisers. Whether you’re new to fundraising or an experienced major gift officer, a board member, chief development officer, a communications manager or executive director – you will learn new strategies and have in-depth conversations about best practice and trending topics at the Conference. 

National Philanthropy Day

During National Philanthropy Week we celebrate fundraisers and our philanthropic community. Several hundred fundraisers, philanthropists, community leaders and others join us every November for our Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. We celebrate the inspiring power of philanthropy by honoring an outstanding corporation, family, nonprofit organization, philanthropist, small business, and young philanthropist for making a significant difference in their communities.