The AFP CFRE Refresher Course

AFP CFRE Refresher Course: Bloomington, MN

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is a one-day, intensive program intended to provide an overview of the six knowledge domains of the CFRE exam.

The course is not presented in a lecture format; rather, it is a combination of a high-level review, self-exploration of knowledge and peer exchange of best practices – all of which are facilitated by a knowledgeable fundraising practitioner using a caselet approach with components based on fundraising experience at the five-year level. Full participation in the AFP CFRE Refresher Course is applicable for 8 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Domains include:

  1. Current and Prospective Donor Research
  2. Securing the Gift
  3. Relationship Building
  4. Volunteer Involvement
  5. Leadership and Management
  6. Ethics, Accountability and Professionalism

Participants receive:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Participant manual
  • Approximately 8 hours of instruction
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the course
  • Applicable for 8 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE application
  • Head start for taking the CFRE Exam

*CFRE Refresher Course Disclaimer:

Participation in the AFP CFRE Refresher Course may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. However, the AFP CFRE Refresher Course is not designed specifically as a prep course for the exam.  It is designed to provide a review of concepts one should know at the five-year experience level.

AFP highly recommends that this refresher course be just one of the resources you use in preparing to take the CFRE exam.  Your study should also include reading books that appear on the CFRE Resource Reading List.

More specifically, the AFP CFRE Refresher Course focuses on both

  • refreshing the fundraising knowledge a professional already has, and
  • identifying and helping to fill in gaps in fundraising knowledge.

So, this Course is a most important step in the process of preparing for the CFRE Exam. However – avoid relying solely on this Course and this manual during your exam preparation! Successful candidates often participate in follow up study groups and spend time on their own studying for the exam. CFRE International provides a number of excellent resources, including a candidate handbook, the test-content outline, and a list of reading resources (also provided as handouts as a part of the Refresher Course), available at www.cfre.org/resources/handbooks. A practice exam is also available on a subscription basis for periods of either 30 or 90 days: www.cfre.org/practice-exam. The practice exam does notprovide the answers to the exam questions one will face; rather, it primarily helps one understand how the questions are asked and the degree of difficulty involved.  We encourage participants to take advantage of these additional resources!

All Event Details

Registration

Cost:
$395 for AFP members; $495 for nonmembers
Registration deadline is May 23. No cancellations accepted after May 23, 2019
Advance registration is required.
Call the AFP Minnesota Office with any questions at 952.444.6361
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