Fundraising Day 2021

This intensive two-day virtual workshop, also known as AFP CFRE Refresher Course, to be held Friday, September 17th and Friday, September 24th, takes a new approach that asks participants to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field:

  1. Current and Prospective Donor Research
  2. Securing the Gift
  3. Building Relationships
  4. Volunteer Involvement
  5. Leadership and Management
  6. Ethics and Accountability

Based on experience at the five-year level, this course offers fund development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It helps participants identify gaps in their knowledge by working through exercises and abbreviated case studies referred to as “caselets.” It is not presented in a lecture format; rather, it is a combination of a high-level review, self-exploration of knowledge, and peer exchange of effective practices–all of which are facilitated by a knowledgeable fundraising practitioner.
Attendees will be eligible for 16.0 CE credits.  

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Registration is limited to 30 people. The deadline for registration is Friday, August 6 at 11:59 PM.

AFP Members: $225
Non Members: $275

Elizabeth Fallon Quilter, CFRE: Nonprofit Strategist
Karen Ferguson, CFRE:  Chief Development Officer, American College of Medical Toxicology
Nick Grimmer, CFRE: Director of Giving Strategies, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties

Scholarship Opportunity
We are pleased to offer three full scholarships to this year's Fundraising Day event. These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of the Gifford Foundation and our Be The Cause campaign donors. 

Applicant Criteria:
1. Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application by August 1, 2021
2. Applicant must be a fundraising professional, volunteer or employee of a 501(c)(3) organization
3. Applicant must live in our Chapter region

Sponsorship Opportunities
Click here to learn more about ways to engage with the fundraising community through AFP CNY Fundraising Day sponsorships.  

Please note: Participation in the AFP CFRE Refresher Course may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. However, the AFP CFRE Refresher Course is not designed specifically as a prep course for the exam. It is designed to provide a review of concepts one should know at the five-year experience level.
AFP highly recommends that this refresher course be just one of the resources you use in preparing to take the CFRE exam. Your study should also include reading books that appear on the CFRE Resource Reading List.
More specifically, the AFP CFRE Refresher Course focuses on both · refreshing the fundraising knowledge a professional already has, and · identifying and helping to fill in gaps in fundraising knowledge.
So, this Course is a most important step in the process of preparing for the CFRE Exam. However – avoid relying solely on this Course and this manual during your exam preparation! Successful candidates often participate in follow up study groups and spend time on their own studying for the exam. CFRE International provides a number of excellent resources, including a candidate handbook, the test-content outline, and a list of reading resources (also provided as handouts as a part of the Refresher Course), available at A practice exam is also available on a subscription basis for periods of either 30 or 90 days: The practice exam does not provide the answers to the exam questions one will face; rather, it primarily helps one understand how the questions are asked and the degree of difficulty involved. We encourage participants to take advantage of these additional resources!

A minimum of 10 registrants is needed for this course.  If the minimum is not reached, any registrations will be refunded.  



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