AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
September 6, 13, and 20, 2024

227 West Monroe Street, Suite 5900
Chicago, IL 60606
In-Person ONLY

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.

This intensive program will provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components for individuals with 0-4 years of fundraising experience or a great “back to the basics” for veteran fundraisers.

The course is organized into seven modules:

  • Overview of Fundraising
  • Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
  • Marketing for Ongoing Success
  • Building & Sustaining Relationships
  • Securing the Gift
  • Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising
  • Management & Accountability

This program is approved for 16 CFRE points.

Members (Early Bird Pricing extended through July 30): $360
Nonmembers (Early Bird Pricing extended through July 30): $460

Members (After July 30): $410
Nonmembers (After July 30): $510
Textbook and lunch included with registration fee.

Contact Renee Davis with questions.

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Kimberly VannKimberly Vann, CFRE
Director of Foundation Relations and Grants
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Module I: Overview of Fundraising
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Judith ColemanJudith Coleman, CFRE
Associate Director of Development, Donor Relations
Covenant House Illinois
Module II: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
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Kate BousumKate Bousum, CFRE
Vice President of Philanthropy
Aspire Illinois
Module III: Marketing for Ongoing Success
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Ashley Howard, MPA, CFREAshley Howard, MPA, CFRE
Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager
Feeding America
Module IV: Building & Sustaining Relationships
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Yashica Weeks, CFREYashica Weeks, MS, CFRE, CAP®
Director of Development, Illinois
Goodwill Industries
Module V: Securing the Gift
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Renee DavisRenee Davis, MNM, CFRE
Renee Davis Consulting
Module VI: Volunteers - Partners in Fundraising
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Christina BourneChristina Bourné
Director of Development
Forward Momentum Chicago
Module VII: Management & Accountability
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