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AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Thursday, June 16 - Friday, June 17, 2016

Indiana Wesleyan University
8415 Georgia Street
Merrillville, IN 46410

Registration now open! 

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet 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 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.

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

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.

Registration Fee:
AFP Member Rate: $145  
Non-Member Rate: $195  

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