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CFRE Review Course

Hosted by: AFP West Michigan

8 am to 5 pm

September 16 and 17, 2016

CLC Network - 4342 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI    map

Certified Fund Raising Executive Review Course

Have you considered taking the steps to become a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)?

The CFRE credential provides you with a recognizable demonstration of your personal and professional achievement and commitment.  Governed by CFRE International, the review course is administered in cooperation with leading philanthropic associations.

The CFRE credential demonstrates an individual’s mastery of the standards set for core knowledge and skills required of fund raising executives after five years of experience.  This practice-based designation requires demonstration of having met these standards through both an application and a written examination.

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AFPWM Hosts Two-Day Course

AFP’s revised CFRE Review Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fund raising program.  This intensive program provides an overview of skills, techniques and program components based on fund raising experience at the five-year level.

Friday, Sept. 16 & Saturday, Sept. 17

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bring a sack lunch or visit a nearby restaurant during lunch break.


CLC Network - 4342 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI

Module I: Why Philanthropy? An Overview of Fund Raising & Its Concepts

Module II: Current & Prospective Donor Research

Module III: Marketing and Communications for Fund Raising & Development

Module IV: Developing a Comprehensive Solicitation Program

Module V: Building and Sustaining Relationships

Module VI: Securing the Gift

Module VII: Volunteer Involvement

Module VIII: Management

Module IX: Accountability

Appendix: Supplemental Materials, including test taking tips and sample test questions


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AFP - West Michigan Chapter

P.O. Box 6302 /  Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6302

P: 616-222-6144  / F: 616-732-4481

For more information contact Deb O'Donnell.

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