Core Programs: sharpen your skills and raise more money

Our workshops, seminars and other monthly events offer a wealth of learning opportunities for development professionals. You’ll learn about innovative approaches and emerging trends in the fundraising profession – from the basics of event planning to strategies for retaining donors and more. 

AFP Fundamentals Of Fundraising: All levels

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising offers a complete overview of fundraising, featuring the most current best practices. Ideal for individuals with zero to four years of fundraising experience. The two-day course is an engaging learning experience with case studies and hands-on projects.

Essentials Series: Early Career to Mid-Level

These programs offer a solid foundation of best practices in philanthropy early in your fundraising journey and a helpful refresher after you've been fundraising for some time. 

Coffee & Conversations: All Levels

Small group morning discussion focused on peer learning and building community. This facilitated discussion is about the triumphs, challenges and questions fundraisers face. Facilitators send out information prior to the discussion that is used as a starting point for the conversation. Everyone is welcome, no matter your level of fundraising experience.

Leading Edge Series: Mid-Level to Senior

If you are a mid-career or advanced fundraising professional, organizational leader, or volunteer, these deeper conversations with about strategic fundraising and management topics will meet you where you are. 

Northwest Washington Igniting Philanthropy Series: All Levels

This series is for fundraising professionals in Whatcom County, Skagit County, and the surrounding area to showcase engaging programs and resources for fundraising leadership in the Northwest. 

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Most of our training programs are eligible for CFRE credits (all but Coffee & Conversations). Please note that CFRE tracking is self-reporting. You are required to keep track of your own attendance.