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.
Fundamentals of Fundraising: Emerging Professionals
The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course offers a complete overview of fundraising, featuring the most current best practices. This course is ideal for individuals new to fundraising who are seeking an engaging learning experience with case studies and hands-on projects.
Fundamentals of Fundraising is held every October and space is limited. Learn more here.
Coffee & Conversations
Meet fellow fundraisers in this series of small group morning networking and discussion opportunities. These casual gatherings are focused on peer learning and building community.
Each session is hosted by a guest facilitator. Often 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.
Professional Development Programs
Our workshops and seminars offer a wealth of learning opportunities for development professionals at all levels of experience. 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. Programming is drawn from the input and interests of our membership and is presented by leading subject experts and practitioners. All of our offerings will give you practical, applicable, and current information to succeed in your career.
Igniting Philanthropy Series
Developed and hosted by fundraising professionals in Whatcom County, Skagit County, and the surrounding area, this series offers engaging programs and resources for fundraisers and nonprofit leadership in Northwest Washington. All are welcome to attend, regardless of geography.
Earning your CFRE & CFRE credits
Most of our training programs are eligible for CFRE credits (excepting Coffee & Conversations). Please note that CFRE tracking is self-reporting. You are required to keep track of your own attendance.
Testing windows are open throughout the year. AFP Members receive a discount. Once your initial application is approved, you have one year to sit for the exam.