Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course 2017-04-26T16:27:12-04:00

Course Information

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is now offered at the Chapter level.  This course was developed with a foundation from the Essentials of Fundraising Program and the First Course and is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations meet every day.  The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques.

This intensive program will provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components for individuals with 0-4 years of fundraising experience.  Full participation in the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is applicable for 16 points of CFRE Credit in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Two 2017 Courses

Two Fundamentals of Fundraising courses will be offered in 2017. The first will be a condensed version with all modules being covered in two working days in the spring.  The second will be a more extensive program offered over seven days in the fall.

Spring Schedule

Dates:  April 21 – 22

Friday, April 21st:  7:30 am Registration, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Modules 1-4
Saturday, April 22nd:  8:00 am Registration, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Modules 5-7

For more details and to register

Fall Schedule

Module 1:  Overview of Fundraising

Date:  August 15, 2017

Module 2:  Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program

Date:  August 29, 2017

Module 3:  Marketing for Ongoing Success

Date:  September 12, 2017

Module 4:  Building and Sustaining Relationships

Date: September 26, 2017

Module 5:  Securing the Gift

Date:  October 10, 2017

Module 6:  Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising

Date: October 24, 2017

Module 7:  Management and Accountability

Date:  November 7, 2017

Course Logistics


Each session runs 8:30 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Program;

Coffee and breakfast are provided.


Down Syndrome Assoc of Greater Cincinnati, 4623 Wesley Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212

*Note:  Google Maps will take you to the old location on Lynn St.  This is not the location of the class.


$405 AFP Members, $505 Non AFP-Members

*Please note, this class is a financial commitment.

CFRE Continuing Education Points: 16

There will be a 20% cancellation fee if you cancel your reservation within 7 days of this event.   Please contact the AFP office at or 513-939-2652. Thank you for understanding.

For more information about this program please contact Dan Shephard or Helene Herbert, FoF Co-Chairs.  You are also welcome to contact the AFP office at 513-939-2652 or