Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

 Fundamentals Registration Non-Member Rate Member Rate
Regular Rate (ending May 31) $445 $345
Late Rate (after May 31 $450 $350

 

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 
Orlisha Fox, Donor Relations Specialist, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Module 2: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Plan (Part 1)
Samantha Zipp-Dowd, CFRE, Director of Development, Loyola University

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)
Samantha Zipp-Dowd, CFRE, Director of Development, Loyola University

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Module 3: Marketing for Ongoing Success (Part 1)
Pamela Spears, FAHP, CFRE, CAE, APR, Chief Development Officer, Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc.

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)
Pamela Spears, FAHP, CFRE, CAE, APR, Chief Development Officer, Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc.


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
Ellen Torres, CFRE, Director of Development, Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Module 5: Securing the Gift
Elise M. Krikau, Senior Consultant, Campbell & Company

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)
Natalia Ramirez, Major Gifts Officer, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Break

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Module 7: Management & Accountability
Gen Haines, Director of Major & Lead Gifts, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

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