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2018 AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
City University
521 Wall Street
Seattle, WA 98121
United States
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8:00 AM to Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:00 PM PDT
Category: AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Parking Information

Please note that on-street parking is 4 hours max. There are nearby lots that offer early bird rates and have pretty low rates so we recommend parking in a lot if you can. There are two key metro lines that go by the University - Rapid Ride line E and the 8 on Denny.

You can use this link to bring up the location on google maps. 



Registration is now closed. We are not able to accept walk-ins at this time.

Members: $390
Non-members: $490

*The $100 member discount for this program is open to members of any AFP Chapter -- not just Advancement Northwest! If you're a member of another AFP Chapter, email us or call the office at 206-971-3605 for the discount code. 

About the Event

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. This intensive program will provide an overview of skills, techniques and program components for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience. 

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is presented through lecture, case studies, and the encouragement of participant dialogue. Each participant will receive a printed manual on the first day of the course.

Each of the following modules will be led by a seasoned fundraising professional. There will be seven speakers, one for each of the modules below. More information about our speakers coming soon!

Modules include:

Module 1: Overview of Fundraising - B. Michelle Johnson, CFRE, Legal Voice
Module 2: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program -  Aggie Sweeney, CFRE, Campbell & Company
Module 3: Marketing for Ongoing Success - Christie Cotterill, CFRE, Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Module 4: Building & Sustaining Relationships - Shamra Clark, Shamra Clark Consulting, LLC
Module 5: Securing the Gift - Rob Wiseman, CFRE, Pacific Science Center
Module 6: Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising - Kirk Laughlin, Academy For Precision Learning
Module 7: Management & Accountability - Dr. Angela Beard, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle

For more information about the offered Modules, check out the AFP International website


Wednesday, November 14

8:00 to 8:15 am - Attendees Arrive/Check-in
8:30 to 10 am - Module I: Overview of Fundraising
10 to 12:15 pm - Module II: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Programs (with a break in between)
12:15 to 1:15 pm - Lunch (lunch is provided)
1:15 to 6 pm - Module VII: Management & Accountability (with a break in between)

Thursday, November 15

8 to 8:15 am - Attendees Arrive
8:15 to 10:15 - Module V: Securing the Gift
10:30 to 12 pm - Module III: Marketing for Ongoing Success 
12 to 1 pm - Lunch (lunch provided)
1 to 3 pm - Module VI: Volunteers - Partners in Fundraising
3:15 to 4:30 pm - Module IV: Building & Sustaining Relationships
4:30 to 5:15 pm - Closing & Certificates

Target Audience

This course is designed for fundraisers who are new to the profession or who have 0 to 4 years of experience, including executive directors, program managers, special event coordinators, leadership volunteers, and others. 

Participants who complete this course will earn an AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Certificate plus 16 points of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credits in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Contact: Advancement Northwest Office - [email protected] or (206) 971-3605