Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is designed for fundraising professionals with 0 to 4 years of experience and those who have responsibility for the development function, such as:

  • Executive Directors
  • Development Professionals
  • Program Managers
  • Special Event Coordinators
  • Leadership Volunteers

The Fundamentals course is a two-day program. AFP offers continuing education units (CEU’s) for successful completion of the Fundamentals course.  Participants must attend all sessions on both days to receive the CEU credit.  Registration fees include complete reference workbook, continental breakfast and lunch on both days, including the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year luncheon.

MONDAY, JUNE 10th

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Module 1: Overview of Fundraising

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Module 2: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Plan (Part 1)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break/Visit Vendor Area

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Module 2: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Plan (Part 2)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Module 3: Marketing for Ongoing Success (Part 1)

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award Luncheon

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Module 3: Marketing for Ongoing Success (Part 2)


TUESDAY, JUNE 11th

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Attendee Check-in and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Module 4: Building and Sustaining Relationships

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Module 5: Securing the Gift

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Break

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Module 6: Volunteers - Partners in Fundraising (working lunch)

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Break

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Module 7: Management & Accountability