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AFP CFRE Review Course

November 1, 2018 - November 1, 2019

The AFP CFRE Review Course  

 Register Here

November 18 and 19, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

at the University of Alaska Foundation, 1815 Bragaw Street, Anchorage


The AFP CFRE Review Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is a two-day, intensive program the purpose of which is to provide an overview of skills, techniques and program components based on fundraising experience at the five-year level.  Full participation in the AFP CFRE Review Course is applicable for 13.75 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Unlike earlier versions of the course, the revised course is organized around the domains of the CFRE examination rather than specific fundraising strategies. 


Modules include:

  • ·        Why Philanthropy? An Overview of Fundraising & Its Concepts
  • ·        Current & Prospective Donor Research
  • ·        Marketing and Communications for Fundraising & Development
  • ·        Developing a Comprehensive Solicitation Program
  • ·        Building and Sustaining Relationships
  • ·        Securing the Gift
  • ·        Volunteer Involvement
  • ·        Management
  • ·        Accountability


In addition, the participant manual contains test taking tips and sample exam questions provided by CFRE International.


Participants receive:

· Participant manual

· Approximately 14 hours of instruction

· A certificate of completion at the end of the course

CFRE Professional Certification Program

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) professional certification program, is governed and administered by CFRE Professional Certification Board, an independent international organization working with thirteen participating organizations, including Association of Christian Development Professionals, Association of Fundraising Consultants-U.K., Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, Association of Lutheran Development Executives, Canadian Association of Gift Planners * Association canadienne des professionnels en dons planifies, Council for Resource Development, Fundraising Institute Australia, Fundraising Institute of New Zealand, International Catholic Stewardship Council, National Catholic Development Conference, North American YMCA Development Organization and Philanthropic Service for Institutions.  The CFRE program offers fundraising professionals with five years or more experience an opportunity to earn recognition for their experience and professionalism.


The designation “Certified Fund Raising Executive” (CFRE) is a mark of distinction, providing heightened professional recognition and greater career options and earning potential for fundraising executives.


Candidates must complete a separate application for certification and submit all fees 60 days prior to the exam.  No applications will be accepted less than 60 days prior to the exam.


If you are interested in taking the certification exam, please contact CFRE International to request a certification packet.  Phone 703/820-5555; fax: 703/820-1117;  or download from the website at