Young Professionals

AFP-NJ is committed to engaging young professionals who are exploring philanthropy and building their fundraising careers. AFP recognizes the importance of outreach to young professionals in order to ensure effective and ethical fundraising is practiced well into the future.

Serving Young Professionals 

In order to serve young professionals, individuals who are aged 35 and under, working in development, may join the AFP-NJ young professionals committee. The goal of the committee is to seek ways to engage, serve, and support young professionals to help you be successful, develop your career, and become active in AFP-NJ.

The young professionals committee works to provide young professionals with:

  1. Web resources tailored to your career stage
  2. Activities that fit your career stage and get togethers to share, learn, and grow 
  3. Mentoring opportunities
  4. Value and relevance for your AFP young professional membership

Come back often to check out resources that have been added and for a list of events. And, if you have questions, would like information, are interested in joining the committee or just have feedback, please email nextgen@afpglobal.org and someone from the committee will be happy to talk with you.

AFP-NJ Young Professionals First Field Trip Series Event to Charity Navigator

New! AFP Online Mentoring Program

Do you want an experienced AFP member to be your mentor? The new AFP Online Mentoring Program will give you access to hundreds of members who are experienced in various industry groups or in specific fundraising techniques or jobs. Find a person who can help you with your questions, today!

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 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.