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AFP DE, Brandywine Chapter - AFP CFRE Review Course

March 10 - 11, 2014

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The AFP CFRE Review Course

The CFRE Review Course
AFP’s revised 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 base on fundraising experience at the five-year level.

Who should attend?
The course was developed for intermediate-level fundraising professionals who want a quick and comprehensive overview of fundraising principles, at a step above the fundamental level. Its content is organized around the CFRE exam domains: Current and Prospective Donor Research, Securing the Gift, Relationship Building, Volunteer Involvement, Management, and Accountability. Participants engage in fundraising problem-solving with top-notch professionals and network with fundraising peers.

What will I learn?
The AFP CFRE Review Course consists of an introductory module and nine content modules. Each module contains content, questions for discussion, activities and other ideas and suggestions for engaging participants in reviewing the material.

Dates: March 10 & 11, 2014
Chapter Contacts: Sue Bernetich
Chapter Phone: 302-746-4575
Contact email:
Member: $390
Non-member: $490



Community Services Building
100 W. 10th St.
Room 105
Wilmington, DE 19801

Light breakfast, lunch and snack are included each day.

Course hours:

Day 1:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Day 2:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For the convenience of our out-of-town participants, the Sheraton Suites in downtown Wilmington will be offering rooms at the discounted rate of $150/night with parking and internet access included (a $25 value). Reservations can be made at 

by February 22.

Participation in the AFP CFRE Review Course may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. However, the AFP CFRE Review Course is not designed specifically as a prep course for the exam.  It is designed to provide a review of concepts one should know at the five-year experience level. 

AFP highly recommends that the review course be just one of the resources you use in preparing to take the CFRE exam.  Your study should also include reading books that appear on the CFRE Resource Reading List. 

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

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