2023 AFP Donor Retention: A Self-Assessment Workshop


This course is a comprehensive 4-hour workshop focused on developing a donor retention plan based on what research shows REALLY WORKS. Facilitated by Lori Hunter Overmyer, CFRE, you will learn to track overall gains and losses in donors and gifts and use that information to develop better cultivation and retention strategies.

WHO: Designed for fundraising professionals at the intermediate to advanced level with responsibility for donor cultivation. Teams of two from each agency should include a development professional and a data collection professional. If your organization does not have a data professional, your organization can send any additional team member who would have insight into your data or find value in a better understanding of it. You may also attend as a team of 1, for the same registration fee listed below.

WHEN: Friday, August 18, 2023

             8am-12pm: for Organizations/agencies with budgets under $1,000,000

             1pm – 5pm: for Organizations/agencies with budgets over $1,000,000

WHERE: Columbus College of Art and Design Joseph V. Canzani Center 60 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

COST: $120 per team (teams of one and two people will be charged the same registration fee). Registration is limited to the first 12 teams in each cohort!


Approved for 4 CFRE CE Credits.

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

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 (Registration Closed)

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.