Sharpen your skills and raise more money

Our workshops, seminars, and other monthly events offer a wealth of learning opportunities for development professionals. You’ll learn about innovative approaches and emerging trends in the fundraising profession – from the basics of event planning to strategies for retaining donors and more.

 View the Full Calendar of Upcoming Training Opportunities!

AFP Fundamentals Of Fundraising: All levels

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising offers a complete overview of fundraising, featuring the most current best practices. Ideal for individuals with zero to four years of fundraising experience. The two-day course is an engaging learning experience with case studies and hands-on projects.

Coffee & Conversations – Network, Discuss, Grow

The number one request we have heard from members is the opportunity to network and get to know each other.  Advancement Northwest has designed a series of small group morning networking and discussion opportunities. These intimate, casual gatherings are focused on peer learning and building community. The facilitated discussion is about sharing your successes, overcoming challenges and developing deeper ties to colleagues in your chosen field. Typically facilitators will send out a reading or exercise prior to meeting to provide a foundation to open the conversation, but often the groups discuss relevant topics in the moment. Everyone is welcome, no matter your level of fundraising experience. Are you interested in facilitating a session? Please email the office at office@afpadvancementnw.org

Professional Development Programs

Sharpen your skills as a professional fundraiser no matter your number of years in the sector. Our monthly workshops and seminars offer a wealth of learning opportunities for development professionals. Learn about innovative approaches and emerging trends in the fundraising profession – from the basics of event planning to strategies for retaining donors and managing a portfolio. You will learn about the latest and most important topics affecting our industry, ranging from Diversity & Inclusion to the political climate.  All of our programming is drawn from the input and interests of our membership and presented by leading subject experts and practitioners. All of our offerings will give you practical, applicable and current information for you to succeed in your career. 

Northwest Washington Igniting Philanthropy Series: All Levels

This series is for fundraising professionals in Whatcom County, Skagit County, and the surrounding area to showcase engaging programs and resources for fundraising leadership in the Northwest.

 

CFRE Credit

Most of our training programs are eligible for CFRE credits (all but Coffee & Conversations). Please note that CFRE tracking is self-reporting. You are required to keep track of your own attendance.

Get ready! January 15 is next CFRE application deadline

Don’t let the end-of-year madness derail your professional goals! Start 2020 off feeling great about your fundraising career. Submit your CFRE application on or before January 15, 2020.

Our members always enjoy a special discounted CFRE initial application fee of US$700.

You’ll have one year to sit for the CFRE Exam once your application is approved, meaning you’ll have heaps of study time.

Login to your CFRE account here to put the finishing touches on your application or start your application.