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Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

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. 

Here’s what students have to say about their experiences.

“Excellent speakers, lots of good material, an opportunity to meet others in development; provided a good framework for building expertise.” 

“I really enjoyed the variety of instructors and the different things they brought to the course.” 

“I liked the materials and the personal stories regarding the speakers’ experience in fundraising.”

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:  CLICK HERE  

Where:  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.

Cost:  $405 AFP Members, $505 Non AFP-Members

Instructors (click to see bios): Rebecca Bromels, Cynthia Cole, Meghan Cummings, CFRE, Maureen Gregory, CFRE, Anne M. Maxfield, Lori Rassati, and Patricia Rosely 

*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. 

**Fall Session of Fundamentals of Fundraising -  More information and registration to follow when all dates have been confirmed.  Sessions will begin August 15, 2017 and run through November, 2017.

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