2023 AFP Fundraising Fundamentals Course – Registration Open


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.

More dates coming soon for 2023.

2021 CFRE Exam and Prep Conversation – Session Recording Here

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

CFRE panelists discussed 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 – covered:

  • 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 were shared as well in this interactive discussion.

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

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.