2023 CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) Information Session and Panel – Thursday, June 15, 2023

The two hour mini-course which will cover an overview of the benefits of becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), the application process, and the subjects covered on the certification exam. The second half of the session will feature a panel of experienced CFREs to share their tips and tricks and the benefits of pursuing certification. This course is suitable for anyone who is pursuing their CFRE, whether just starting their application or preparing for the exam, or anyone who wants to learn more about the certification and may be interested in pursuing it in the future.
A voluntary credential that is recognized worldwide, the CFRE signifies a confident, ethical fundraising professional. It is the only globally recognized certification for fundraising professionals. To learn more, visit www.cfre.org.
A light continental breakfast will be provided. Due to limited space, reservations are limited.
Date: June 15, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: The Women’s Fund Community Room
2323 W 5th Ave., Ste 230
Columbus, OH 43204
Cost: $10 for AFP Members, $15 for Non-Members
Registration Deadline: June 9th

2023 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 for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience.

This intensive program is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. The 16-hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable, and will be taught by seven of the Central Ohio chapter’s own CFREs.

Who: For individuals with 0-4 years fundraising experience

When: April 26-27, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (each day)

Where: 110 Riverbend Avenue, Powell, OH 43065 (the Delaware County Foundation office board room)

Cost: $390 for members; $490 for non-members

The deadline to register for this course is April 19th, 2023. Register today!

Scholarships are available! Deadline to apply is April 5th, 2023. Apply here.

Full participation in the Fundamentals of Fundraising course is approved for 16 CFRE points!

Cancellation Policy: This event is non-refundable after April 19, 2023. Prior to this date, you may choose to cancel your registration for a refund.

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 was on developing a donor retention plan based on what research indicates really works.  It showed 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 was per organization whether one or two team members plan to join the session.

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

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