Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

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Course Information

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is now offered at the Chapter level.  This course was developed with a foundation from the Essentials of Fundraising Program and the First Course and is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations meet every day.  The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques.

This intensive program will provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components for individuals with 0-4 years of fundraising experience.  Full participation in the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is applicable for 16 points of CFRE Credit in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification.

Here’s what students have to say about their experiences.

“Excellent speakers, lots of good material, an opportunity to meet others in development; provided a good framework for building expertise.”

“I really enjoyed the variety of instructors and the different things they brought to the course.”

“I liked the materials and the personal stories regarding the speakers’ experience in fundraising.”

Two 2019 Courses

Two Fundamentals of Fundraising courses will be offered in 2019. The first covers all modules in two working days in the spring.  The second will be offered over seven days in the fall.

Spring Course completed.

Fall Schedule

Module 1:  Overview of Fundraising
Date:  August 21, 2019

Module 2:  Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
Date:  August 28, 2019

Module 3:  Marketing for Ongoing Success
Date:  September 11, 2019

Module 4:  Building and Sustaining Relationships
Date: September 18, 2019

Module 5:  Securing the Gift
Date:  October 16, 2019

Module 6:  Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising
Date: October 23, 2019

Module 7:  Management and Accountability
Date:  November 6, 2019


CFRE Continuing Education Points: 16

For more information about this program please contact Dolores Dodson.  You are also welcome to contact the AFP office at 513-939-2652 or