There is an immense amount of information stored on the AFP International Site, such as: collection of news that affects you, studies about your donors, connections to useful resources and more. If you don’t feel you know how to make the best use of this important benefit, we have the answers below. All non-profit professionals can access many parts of the website, not just members. To access member-only areas you must enter the member gateway by logging in with your membership number and password.
24-hour Resource Center
Drawing from dozens of publications and backed by the power of the Internet, the AFP Resource Center provides members and other fundraising professionals with customized research assistance on fundraising issues and best practices. Visit the Resource Center.
Directory of Consultants and Resource Partners
What is a Consultant? Consultants are AFP members, providing services that support fundraising. What is a Resource Partner? Resource Partners are organizations that provide services or products to the fundraising and nonprofit community. Search the Index of Consultants and Resource Partners by specialty, company type, state, and/or name.
Education and Career Directory
AFP´s professional advancement programs and courses give every professional, no matter what level of experience they have, the opportunity to enrich their skills and add to their knowledge base. Access the tools of the Education and Career Directory.
AFP Marketplace and Bookstore
The AFP Marketplace is home to hundreds of products, services and merchandise for the busy fundraising professional. Visit the AFP Marketplace.
AFP Member Gateway
Log into the member gateway by selecting ´login´ from the international site, or by following the AFP Member Gateway link. You will see a prompt for your member number and password. If you need help logging on or remembering your member number, you can always email AFP International or call them directly for support at 800-666-3863
Member Gateway Resources
AFP´s members-only gateway includes the AFP directory, program discounts, documents, information on posting your resume, and how to sign up for discussion groups. Here are a few of the services, tools and benefits you will find in the members-only gateway:
Certification International (CFRE)
Grow your career, become a certified professional. The Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) is an internationally recognized credential for professional fundraisers who meet specific standards of achievement, skills and experience. CFRE symbolizes a commitment to excellence and membership in a community of fundraising professionals with similar ideals and qualifications.
CFRE is an independent organization that works with 15 organizations in five nations. The organization incorporates findings from an international research study that has identified fundraising competencies. CFRE meets international standards for the operation of certifying bodies and is a recognized professional certification in five countries.
Certification requires a successfully completed written application and exam, and a pledge to follow the organization´s code of ethics and accountability standards. Applications are judged based on education, professional practice, performance, and service.
The CFRE is an internationally-valued credential that attests to your knowledge, skills and achievements as a fundraising professional.
Achieving the CFRE demonstrates to your peers, your employers, your donors, and the public your commitment to professional standards and to the betterment of the field.
By becoming certified you show that you look for ongoing meaningful professional development and practical ways to evaluate your own work in order to help you grow.
Professional success and career advancement can be achieved by using the CFRE designation to demonstrate your knowledge and skills as a fundraising professional.
For More Information
Visit the CFRE website for more information about the exam as well as useful preparatory classes, exam schedule and application forms.