AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course


AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

POSTPONED due to coronavirus-related physical distancing requirements
But don't despair! We'll reschedule the course for sometime in spring 2021 (actual date and location to be determined). We have contacted all ticket holders and issued refunds. In the meantime, we're leaving the course information up on this page so you can still get an idea of what the course will offer. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

And thank you so much for your understanding and patience. Let's keep doing all we can to help contain the spread and limit the impact of the coronavirus in our area.

About the course: This intensive 2-day program will provide an overview of skills, techniques and program components for individuals with up to 5 years of fundraising experience. It also serves as a refresher for those with over 5 years of experience and who are looking to write their CFRE Designation Exam in the near future.



*Full participation in the course is applicable for 16.0 points of CFRE Credit in Category 1.B

  • Cost for AFP members $425
  • Cost for Non-AFP Members $525

Upon completion of the course, participants will be presented with an official AFP International Certificate


This 16-hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals to make the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable.

Modules include:

  • Module I: Overview of Fundraising
  • Module II: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
  • Module III: Marketing for Ongoing Success
  • Module IV: Building and Sustaining Relationships
  • Module V: Securing the Gift
  • Module VI: Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising
  • Module VII: Management & Accountability

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is presented through lecture, case studies, and the encouragement of participant dialogue. Printed participant manuals and faculty materials are ordered by the course host(s) for distribution to faculty members and participants.

To be determined 

Huge Thank You to our Sponsors!

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 Need Help Covering the Cost of this Valuable Training Opportunity? 

Here are some options for you to check out:

Global Philanthropic Canada Bursary
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2020
To apply, email
Include your name, position, charity, number of years fundraising, and why you would like to attend Fundamentals of Fundraising Program.

Fredericton Community Foundation Spring Community Grants

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020
Details at

Saint John Community Foundation Bursary
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020
To apply, email 
Include your name, position, charity, number of years fundraising, and why you would like to attend Fundamentals of Fundraising Program.

Labour Force Training
NB Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
In this case, if your employer agrees to pay for you to attend the course, you may be eligible for reimbursement of up to 50%. 
>> Click here for details and to apply 

AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada offers Canadian fundraising professionals working for charitable and non-profit organizations the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising.
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020
>> Click here for details and to apply