Course Hosting & Licensing

Do your chapter members or staff need training in the principles and practices of fundraising?  Provide training for your group by hosting an AFP course or webinar at your chapter or organization! 

The AFP course hosting program includes these programs:

  • AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising -- This introductory, 2-day course provides a comprehensive overview of fundraising principles at the fundamental level.  The course content covers the roles and responsibilities of fundraisers, with emphasis on responsibilities you are likely to encounter at the beginning of your career.
    Thank you to the Donors of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada for their support in translating the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course materials.
  • AFP CFRE Refresher -- This 1-day or 2-day course uses case studies to provide a “refresher” of the six fundraising knowledge domains and the core principles and concepts that all experienced fundraising professionals should know.
  • AFP Donor Retention -- Did you know that most nonprofits lose nearly as many donors as they gain each year? This 1-day course will help you stop the churn! It focuses on developing a donor retention plan based on research into what really works. Learn to track overall gains and losses in donors and gifts and use that information to develop better cultivation and retention strategies.
  • AFP webinars -- AFP's webinar series—26 new ones every year—brings leading fundraising experts and thought leaders straight to your desktop or mobile device … or to the big screen for group viewing!

How to Host a Course

  1. Download the host toolkit (see links below).
  2. Read through the host toolkit and take action as recommended. Allow plenty of time for promotion of the class, as well as recruitment and preparation of qualified faculty.
  3. Complete and sign the Host Agreement Form found in the host toolkit. Scan and email the completed form to AFP Global at
  4. Mail the deposit payment to: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Professional Development Department, 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 480, Arlington, VA 22203.
  5. AFP Global will contact the designated Site Coordinator with additional details and assistance in getting the process underway.

Course Hosting Resources

Course Teaching Resources

AFP highly recommends that course faculty watch the facilitator training webinar for the course they will teach*:

(*Please note, these webinars are *not* a substitute for full participation in AFP Faculty Training Academy, AFP’s formal “train the trainer” program.)

How to Host a Webinar

  • Secure space, equipment (computer, projector, speakers), and an Internet connection for your group’s webinar viewing.  
  • Purchase the webinar your group will watch--or purchase bundles of 10 or 26 for binge watching! 
  • AFP chapters pay $179 for a single webinar for group viewing at one location.  Non-member groups pay $219. 
  • AFP chapter bundles of 10 or 26 are available at discounted rates.  If you are interested in purchasing a webinar for member or non-member groups, please contact the AFP Professional Development Team at
  • Non-member groups, please contact AFP for bundle pricing: 703-519-8494.
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