AFP offers a variety of professional development programs—from webinars and videos to articles and blogs—to help fundraisers learn and grow at every stage of their careers. Here are just a few of our popular offerings.
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The AFP International Conference on Fundraising (AFP ICON)
The AFP International Conference on Fundraising is held each spring and brings more than 3,500 fundraising professionals together to discuss, teach, and learn about important trends and issues related to fundraising and philanthropy.
AFP CFRE Refresher Course
The AFP CFRE Refresher Course takes a new approach that asks participants to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on three or more years of professional experience in fundraising. This course is a combination of a high-level review, self-exploration of knowledge, and peer exchange of best practices – all of which are facilitated by a knowledgeable fundraising practitioner. It is not presented in a lecture format.
Please note: The AFP CFRE Refresher Course is designed to be a “refresher,” not an in-depth review of the domains. It is designed both to help refresh the knowledge each participant already has and to help that individual identify gaps in their knowledge. Participants do this by working through abbreviated case studies referred to as “caselets.” Participation in the course may assist individuals in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the CFRE exam, but it is not a preparatory course for the CFRE exam.
The AFP CFRE Refresher course is offered each year as a pre-conference workshop at AFP ICON. It’s also offered by AFP chapters that take advantage of AFP’s course hosting program.
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AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course is an introductory, 2-day course providing 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.
This intensive program will provide an overview of skills, techniques and program components for individuals with up to 4 years of fundraising experience. Full participation in the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is applicable for 16.0 points of CFRE Credit in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course is available as both a classroom learning program and an e-course. Classroom learning opportunities include the pre-conference workshop offered each year at AFP ICON and workshops offered by AFP chapters that take advantage of AFP’s course hosting program.