AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

AFP NC, Triad Chapter: AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

This 16-hour intensive program will provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience. This up to date course is taught in an active learning style and includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques. 

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is presented through lecture, case studies, and the encouragement of participant dialogue. Printed participant manuals and faculty materials are ordered by the course host(s) for distribution to faculty members and participants.

Module I:  Overview of Fundraising  Module II:  Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program  Module III: Marketing for Ongoing Success  Module IV:  Building and Sustaining Relationships  Module V:  Securing the Gift  Module VI: Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising  Module VII:  Management & Accountability

The AFP Fundamental of Fundraising Course is designed for fundraising professionals with 0 to 4 years of experience. This may also include others who have responsibility for the development function such as:

· executive directors;

· vice presidents of development;

· program managers;

· marketing staff;

· special event coordinators; and

· leadership volunteers for local nonprofits and foundations.

Individuals who are transitioning into the sector and those new to the development field will learn how to organize and manage fundraising programs, gain basic skills in a variety of techniques, and prepare for a career in development. Trustees and CEOs will discover useful tools to change the direction and clarify the expectation of the development office. Volunteers will find this course a valuable preparation for gift solicitation. Course attendance averages between 20 to 30 participants and CFRE continuing education points can be earned.

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