AFP NL Education

Chapter Professional Development

Dear AFP NL Members & members of our Fundraising Community,

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has brought us to a situation that no one could have ever imagined.  Health and safety of our members and the members of our community are paramount.  For this reason, AFP NL Chapter will be cancelling all upcoming PD sessions until further notice.

We must act responsibly and in the best interest of everyone.

We will look at some options for online learning opportunities for our chapter in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, AFP NL Members can still access the AFP Global Community (, with articles, resources and webinars and many opportunities for online learning, including the 2020 AFP ICON Virtual Conference (

These are challenging times for us all, but the strength and resilience of our NL spirit is stronger.  Thank you for everything you are doing to keep our community safe and healthy.


AFP NL Executive 

February Professinal Development Opportunity
Does your organizations fundraising plan include Lotteries?
On February 20, 2020 join Jean Bishop Director of Issuance of Lottery Licences with Service NL, as she talks about the rules and regulations for Lottery Licencing in the charitiable sector.
Networking 8:30am
Session 9:00 am - 10:00am
Rainbow Riders - Mount Scio Road St. John's
Register Here

January 2020 - AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising 2 Day Course
 Tuesday January 14, 2020 and Wednesday January 15, 2020
Approximately 8:00am - 5:30pm each day (Time to be confirmed when registration opens)
AFP Newfoundland and Labrador will be hosting the two day Fundamentals of Fundraising course for the first time in 2020!
Location: Ramada Hotel Kenmount Road St. John's

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course is an introductory, 2-day course providing a comprehensive overview of fundraising principles at the fundamental level. The course content covers the roles and responsibilities of fundraisers, with emphasis on responsibilities you are likely to encounter at the beginning of your career. The course is taught in an active learning style and includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable.
For more information about the course 
Registration Here

November Professional Development Opportunity

On November 28th, 2019, join Dr. Penny Blackwood, Executive Director with the Office of Development at Memorial University, as she talks about how to take your major gifts up a notch. 
Where: Rainbow Riders, Mount Scio Road, St. John's
When: November 28, 2019
Time: 8:30 am Networking; 9:00 am - 10:00 am Session

October Professional Development Opportunity

On October 29th, 2019, join Lisa Browne, CEO of Stella's Circle, as she talks about the evolution of a Fund Development Plan and how it can provide focus, clarity and diverse revenue streams to your fundraising efforts.
Date: October 29th
Time 8:30 Networking;
9:00 AM Presentation Begins
Location: Rainbow Riders, Mount Scio Road
To register, please click here

September Professional Development Opportunity
AFP NL September Professional Development session will be on Work/Life Balance and will be held on September 25th.
Janet Meaney from Stella's Circle will be presenting and will be offering some great tips and practical suggestions that we all can use!