AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course 

A great primer for those new to the field!

 


Thanks to all our attendees and our faculty of development experts who participated at the AFP Chicago Fundamentals of Fundraising Course!! We hope you enjoyed your time with AFP Chicago and found value in all of the sessions offered. Thanks to all participants for making it a great success!

The  AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course provided 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. 

The intensive program provided an overview of skills, techniques, and program components, and includes substantive case studies and projects for both groups and individuals.

The course was organized into seven modules:

  1. Overview of Fundraising
  2. Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
  3. Marketing for Ongoing Success
  4. Building & Sustaining Relationships
  5. Securing the Gift
  6. Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising
  7. Management & Accountability

Course Objectives - An in-depth look at what was learned during each module. 

In addition, the course featured case studies and small-group projects--making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. Those who completed the course are eligible to receive CFRE credit.

Schedule:

Wednesday, 7/18:
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. – Registration
8:00 - 9:30  Module 1:  Overview of Fundraising
9:30 - 10:00   Module  II:  Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program  Program
10:00 - 10:15  Break
10:15 - 11:45 – Module II:  Continued
11:45 - 12:00  – Lunch Break
12:45 - 3:00 – Module III:  Marketing for Ongoing Success
3:00 - 3:15 – Break
3:15 – 5:30 – Module IV:  Building & Sustaining Relationships

Thursday, 7/19:
8:00 – 10:00 – Module V:  Securing the Gift
10:00 - 10:15  Break
10:15 – 11:45  Module VI:  Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising
11:45 – 12:45  Lunch Break
12:45 – 2:45 – Module VII:  Management & Accountability
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:45 – Module VII: Continued
4:45 – 4:50 – Course Completion


Faculty:

Alyson Hall, CFRE
Director of Development, American Association of Endodontists

Steve Rusk, CFRE
Senior Vice President, Client Services, Meyer Partners

Kate Bousum, CFRE
Director of Advancement, Child's Voice

Tula Gogolak, CFRE
Planned Gift Officer, Development, Easterseals

Channing Lenert, CFRE
Development Officer, Navy Pier

 

Sherre Jennings Cullen, CFRE
Director of Development, Urban Gateways

 

Michelle Sherbun , PCC, ELI-MP
LLC President, Leadership Design Alliance, LLC & Merlin Solutions


 

Special Thanks to our Program Sponsor, Advocate Health Care!

 

 

 
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