AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course 

A great primer for those new to the field!

Thursday, July 17 -  Friday, July 18, 2014
155 North Wacker, Suite 1790 
Chicago, IL 60606

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course provides new fundraisers—those with up to four years of professional experience—with an intensive introduction into the building blocks of effective practice. To design this 16-hour course, experienced fundraising professionals evolved AFP’s introductory programs to address the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day. The intensive program provides an overview of skills, techniques, and program components, and includes substantive case studies and projects for both groups and individuals.

The course is organized into seven modules:

  1. Overview of Fundraising
  2. Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
  3. Marketing for Ongoing Success
  4. Building & Sustaining Relationships
  5. Securing the Gift
  6. Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising
  7. Management & Accountability

Course Objectives - An in-depth look at what you'll learn during each module. 

In addition, the course features case studies and small-group projects--making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. Those who complete the course are eligible to receive CFRE credit.


Travis CarleyCorporate Vice President, CCS
Eric JohnsonDirector of Development and Capacity, Illinois Network of Charter Schools

Jill Koski, CFRE
Vice President of Development, The Morton Arboretum 

Judy Lindsey, CFREVice President of Philanthropy, Chicago Public Media, WBEZ 
Sandy Macnab, FAHP, CFREPresident, Alexander Macnab & Co.
Jamie Phillippe, CFREVice President, development and donor services, The Chicago Community Trust
Michelle Sherbun, PCC, ELI-MP, President, Merlin Solutions, OnPurpose Philanthropy and Strategic Leadership Services


Please contact Elizabeth Haley at the AFP Chicago office,, with any questions.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors


© 2013 Association of Fundraising Professionals Chicago Chapter
1717 North Naper Boulevard Suite 102 Naperville, IL 60563 | Phone: 630-416-1166  | Fax: 630-416-9798