Home / Emerging Leaders / Education / Networking

Education / Networking

Upcoming Events


October 18-20, 2021 | Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue | Indianapolis, IN | 46204

Join hundreds of your fellow fundraising leaders in Indianapolis for 3 days of learning and connecting, and gain the skills to lead your organization—and the sector—to a bright future. The first day of the event will present a day-long Emerging Leaders program. To learn more and register, visit https://afplead.org

Emerging Leaders Virtual Workshop

October 26, 2021, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern

Calling all emerging leaders and young professionals! Join us online for this exciting half-day conference geared toward helping you develop your fundraising skillset and advance your career. We’ll cover topics related to virtual stewardship and donor engagement, how to craft a strong development plan and more!

Register Now! https://afpidea.org/emergingleaders/workshop

Webinars & Recordings


AFP/Korn Ferry Emerging Leader Affinity Group Session - Professional Interviewing (October 7, 2021)

Joshua Daniels, Korn Ferry Advance Coach & Abbi Haggerty, volunteer member of the AFP Emerging Leaders Initiative Task Force lead a session about using professional interviewing as a tool to attain a job and investigate possible opportunities. This topic goes into facets of interviewing to support both career growth and job search.


Emerging Leader Book Club Discussion (July 13, 2021): Achieving Fundraising Excellence, Featuring Tom Berekoff and Eva Aldrich


Emerging Leader Affinity Group Meeting: Building your Personal Brand (Korn Ferry)


Virtual Emerging Leader Book Club Discussion with Dr. Tyrone Freeman
Feb 4, 2021 12:45 PM Eastern Time
Passcode: P8A!7U6B
E-book Links:


Building and Sustaining Relationships: A Fundamental Skill of Successful Fundraisers
Click here to watch this presentation!


Reasons for a Career Change or Move for Young Professionals

Melissa Neeley shares reasons to consider a career change or move for young professionals.


Additional Resources

Find Your Peers
Want to join in a conversation with other young professional fundraisers across the country? Sign up for the AFP Young Professionals LinkedIn Group!

Tips for Young Professionals
As a young professional in the field of fundraising, it is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals who are in your community and willing to help you find the resources for success. We hope these tips will provide you with a good place to start in your new career or to become more engaged with your profession and your association.

Everything You Need to Know About Certification
Start now to build your portfolio to become a Certified Fundraising Executive, the internationally-recognized baseline professional credential for nonprofit fundraisers.  Visit http://www.cfre.org for more information.

Article: An Open Letter to Young Fundraisers

Article: Mastering the Soft Skillsof Fundraising

Article: Five Simple Ideas for Supporting Young Nonprofit Professionals at Work