Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course 2018-08-20T15:09:21+00:00

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 recertification.

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 2018 Courses

Two Fundamentals of Fundraising courses will be offered in 2017. The first will be a condensed version with all modules being covered in two working days in the spring.  The second will be a more extensive program offered over seven days in the fall.

Spring Schedule

2018 Spring Course Completed.

Fall Schedule

Module 1:  Overview of Fundraising
Date:  August 21, 2018

Module 2:  Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
Date:  September 4, 2018

Module 3:  Marketing for Ongoing Success
Date:  September 18, 2018

Module 4:  Building and Sustaining Relationships
Date: October 2, 2018

Module 5:  Securing the Gift
Date:  October 16, 2018

Module 6:  Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising
Date: October 30, 2018

Module 7:  Management and Accountability
Date:  November 13, 2018

Course Logistics


Registration for each session starts at 8:30.  Each module runs from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

Coffee and breakfast are provided.


Interact for Health, Rookwood Tower
3805 Edwards Road
Cincinnati, Ohio  45209
Choice Care Room, 5th Floor


Members – $405 Full Course & $89 Individual Sessions, Non-Members – $505 Full Course & $119 Individual Sessions

*Please note, this class is a financial commitment.


CFRE Continuing Education Points: 16

There will be a 20% cancellation fee if you cancel your reservation within 7 days of this event.   Please contact the AFP office at or 513-939-2652. Thank you for understanding.

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