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Professional Development Opportunities

AFP Greater Vancouver believes that professional development is one of the key benefits of membership.

Members enjoy a wide range of programs and opportunities including online learning resources, a mentorship program, scholarships and bursaries, accreditation support, resources for students and young professionals, and volunteer opportunities.


AFP Greater Vancouver offers various professional development scholarships and bursaries for conferences, courses, and workshops. Scholarships are limited and most application deadlines are rolling, so apply early!

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Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program is designed to match a relatively junior fundraiser with a more experienced industry professional. Learning is a two-way street: mentors and mentees enjoy a one-on-one relationship that is professionally relevant and meaningful.

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Online Learning

It can be challenging to make time for professional development. AFP Greater Vancouver members have access to online learning tools including monthly webinars and a library of reference presentation materials.

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The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is a voluntary credential that is recognized worldwide, signifying a confident, ethical fundraising professional.

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Young Professionals

AFP Greater Vancouver’s Young Professionals Committee aims to recruit, engage, recognize, and retain young professionals in the fundraising sector.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with the AFP Greater Vancouver Chapter is a fantastic way to build your skills and experience, advance your fundraising career, and build your career networks.

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