Professional Development | Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Vancouver Chapter

Professional Development

AFP Vancouver Chapter believes that professional development is one of the key benefits of AFP membership.  Members enjoy a wide-range of programs and opportunities including online learning resources, annual Mentorship Program, scholarships and bursaries, accreditation support, resources for students and Young Professionals, and volunteer opportunities.


The Mentorship Program is designed to match a relatively junior fundraiser with someone in the industry who has more experience in an area or areas they would like to learn more about. For the mentee or apprentice, it provides an informal career pathway that addresses the pragmatic side of fundraising, rather than the more formal educational side that the CFRE course of study entails. It is designed for those who wish to acquire a particular expertise, learn about the culture of a different sector, or learn how a skilled professional operates. The mentors enjoy a one-on-one relationship that is professionally relevant and meaningful.

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Scholarship Programs

The Vancouver AFP Chapter offers scholarships and opportunities for members to increase their professionalism, knowledge, and skills by attending conferences, courses, and workshops relevant to fundraisers offered locally, nationally, and internationally.


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CFRE International offers the only internationally-recognized baseline professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives. Based on current and valid practice-based standards, the CFRE designation is a personal and professional achievement that sets standards in philanthropy.

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