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The Values and Skills Institute is a comprehensive, foundational series of educational offerings and curated conversations. While created primarily with an audience of new and emerging fundraisers in mind, all fundraising professionals will find value in the content.

Values and Skills Institute programming:

  • Is offered in a wide variety of media to maximize accessibility, including white papers and blogs; on-demand recordings; live and interactive sessions (delivered both virtually and in-person); as well as opportunities for participants to connect socially
  • Highlights new voices in the field (in line with the AFP Emerging Leaders Initiative)
  • Operates under the AFP IDEA Statement of Principles.

Interested in submitting content to the Values and Skills Institute, or want to refer a thought leader for consideration? Let us know!





Legislature, Advocacy and Public Policy

Advocacy 101 (Rebroadcast from Legislative Action Day 2021) – Learn why advocacy should be part of your work, and how to do it. It is our pleasure to share this paid content at no charge. Please consider becoming a member of AFP or making a donation in support of this programming.

AFP Global Public Policy and Advocacy Priorities (Rebroadcast from Legislative Action Day 2021) – Hear from Adrienne Longenecker, CFRE, a veteran fundraiser in Central Texas who serves as the Vice Chair of External Relations for the Board of Directors at AFP Global, and others, about how our parent organization is advocating for fundraising and philanthropy at the national level.


Equity and Representation

An introduction to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) at AFP Greater Austin from Heather Henry, Director of Outreach

AFP Austin CCF Interactive Conversation (Recording from June 21, 2021) - Learn more about the Community-Centric Fundraising Movement from Michelle Vryn, CFRE.

Community-Centric Fundraising Resources:
AFP Austin "Money as Medicine" Virtual Roundtable - Thank you to those who joined in on this conversation!


Career Development

A Conversation with Veteran and Next-Generation Fundraisers
Wednesday, July 28 at 12:00pm | Free!
Join the Values and Skills Institute for an interactive conversation between local veteran and next-generation fundraisers. Topics covered will include: representation in the industry; work-life balance; working with program delivery staff; the value (or non-value) of formal education and professional training; which standards in our field should remain standards, and which should be ended; and lessons learned. Bring your questions, too! Click here to register and learn more about the participating fundraisers.

Take a moment to watch Getting a Seat at the TableKimberly Lewis, MS, CE gives some tips on how to overcome uncomfortable situations in order to advance in your career and get a seat at the table. (Content restricted to AFP members only.)


Supercharge Your Career with AFP Global Korn Ferry
POSTPONED - Date TBD | Free!

When was the last time you updated your resume? How comfortable are you negotiating your salary or raises? Do you need a personal brand??

Join the AFP Global Career Center and AFP 360° powered by Korn Ferry Advance to learn about all of the phenomenal career development tools included in your AFP membership, including:

  • The American Association of University Women Work Smart Program, an online negotiation workshop
  • Blackbaud University
  • 23 diverse social identity affinity groups, including a young professionals group
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Interview prep


Check out Christine vs. Work - a series of short videos where Christine tackles a real-life problem related to work and brings you along for the ride.


Engaging Your Board of Directors


Development Systems


Ethics in Fundraising


Special Events


Engaging Your Supporters