2021 AFP Fundraising Fundamentals Course

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 to 4 years of fundraising experience. Designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. This program is up to date, including the latest in technology from social media to CRM, with case studies and projects for groups and individuals to make the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable.

WHO: For individuals with 0-4 years fundraising experience

WHEN: September 28-29, 2021 – 8am – 5:30 pm. The deadline to register is September 21!

WHERE: This event will be held virtually

HOW MUCH: Registration fee: $390 for members; $490 for non-members

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2021 CFRE Exam and Prep Conversation

WHAT: 2021 CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) Chapter-led Review and Discussion

CFRE panelists will discuss all you need to know to prepare for and set yourself up for success in testing and attaining your CFRE credential. This peer exchange of best practices by experienced, knowledgeable fundraising practitioners – all CFREs themselves – will cover:

  • The CFRE, what is it?
  • How do I get it?
  • What’s the benefits of having it?
  • Where do I start, how do I prepare?
  • The application process
  • How to track credits
  • The CFRE career benefits

Tips and tricks, areas to focus when studying, and a plethora of preparation and testing best practices will be shared as well in this interactive discussion with lots of opportunities for you to ask your questions.

WHO: For fundraising professionals with 5 or more years of experience

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 3-5PM – VIRTUAL

HOW MUCH: Registration fee: free for AFP members; $10 for non-members

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2021 AFP Donor Retention: A Self-Assessment Workshop (Registration Closed)

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project annual survey indicates that nonprofits are losing nearly as many donors and gifts as they gain each year. The focus of this comprehensive 4-hour workshop is on developing a donor retention plan based on what research indicates really works.  It shows the value of tracking overall gains and losses in gifts and donors – and then using that information to develop cultivation strategies to improve donor retention. Designed for fundraising professionals at the intermediate to advanced level who have responsibility for donor cultivation. Facilitated by Lori Hunter Overmyer, CFRE. CFRE Credit available.

WHO: Designed for fundraising professionals at the intermediate to advanced level who have responsibility for donor cultivation. Teams of two from each agency should include a development professional and a data collection professional.

WHEN: Thursday, June 17, 2021 -VIRTUAL

Organization/agency Teams of two (data and development):

  1. with budgets under $1,000,000 (morning session, 8am-12 noon)
  2. with budgets over $1,000,000 (afternoon session, 1pm – 5pm)

HOW MUCH: $60 per Team. Please note, this cost is per organization whether one or two team members plan to join the session.

Registration is limited to the first 12 teams in each cohort.

Upon registering, you will receive instructions from course facilitator Lori Hunter Overmyer on the growth-in-giving reports you will be required to run if you would like to receive your own Fundraising Fitness Test that you can analyze as part of the seminar. Data must be received by June 10, 2021. These reports can be run using Excel spreadsheets, so no specific fundraising software is required. If you do not wish to provide data for analysis in advance, a “real world” set of data will be provided for you so you can become familiar with reading the FTT reports.