Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course 2020-06-29T18:53:51-04:00

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 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.”

2020 Course

Due to COVID-19 only one Fundamentals of Fundraising course will be offered in 2020. This course covers all modules in two working days in late summer.

2020 Course:

Friday, August 21 and Friday, August 28, 2020


Sessions Covered:
Module 1:  Overview of Fundraising
Module 2:  Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
Module 3:  Marketing for Ongoing Success
Module 4:  Building & Sustaining Relationships
Module 5:  Securing the Gift
Module 6:  Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising
Module 7:  Management & Accountability

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