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Courses offered by AFP Calgary

Fundamentals of Fundraising



The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising 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 met the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. This 16 hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning and experience both substantive and enjoyable. 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 16.0 points of CFRE Credit id Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE international application for initial certification and/or re-certification.

The modules are:
Module 1: Overview of Fundraising
Module 2: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
Module 3: Marketing for Ongoing Success
Module 4: Building and Sustaining Relationships
Module 5: Securing the Gift
Module 6: Volunteers - Partners in Fundraising
Module 7: Management and Accountability

This course will be taking place over two days from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Breakfast, lunch and two snacks will be provided daily and is included in the price of the course.

CFRE Review Course


The AFP CFRE Review Course is designed for fundraising professionals with 5 or more years of experience, This may include executive directors, vice presidents of development, program managers and special event coordinators. Individuals are not required to take the CFRE Certification Exam after this course. The AFP CFRE Review Course is presented through lecture, case studies, and the encouragement of participant dialouge.  



Module 1: Why Philanthropy? An overview of fundraising and its concepts

Module 2: Current and prospective donor research  

Module 3: Marketing and communications for fundraising and development  

Module 4: Developing a comprehensive solicitation program  

Module 5: Building and sustaining relationships

Module 6: Securing the gift

Module 7: Volunteer involvement  

Module 8: Management  

Module 9" Accountability 

Financial Reimbursement Program for Courses offered by AFP Calgary & Area Chapter
The Calgary & Area Chapter has designated funds raised from Philanthropy Day each year to be set aside for the Education Fund. This fund is used to award financial reimbursement to individuals (members and non-members) and support them in professional development opportunities.  For more information.