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AFP’s Diploma in Fundraising

You're a fundraiser and you know the fundamentals  ̶  but you need to take that next step. Don't just settle for fundraising as your job, make it your CAREER. If you are hungry for that management role or that professional credential, stop putting your continuing education off – register now for AFP's Diploma in Fundraising.

With AFP's Diploma in Fundraising:

  • You will learn theories, skills and best practices to advance your fundraising career and take on leadership roles
  • You will create an actual fundraising plan to implement at your own organization
  • You will enjoy networking opportunities with fellow students and esteemed course faculty including Professors Adrian Sargeant and Stephen Pidgeon
  • You will earn CFRE education points

Click here to download Diploma in Fundraising handbook!

Next Diploma in Fundraising Course Begins August 2016

Course Details

  • Course runs August 2016 through May 2017
  • Comprehensive, in-depth 400-hour course
  • Blended learning with both online modules and one face-to-face session
    • Face-to-face session: August 22-25, 2016 at AFP Headquarters in Arlington, VA
    • Course is for professionals with at least basic understanding of fundraising principles
    • Upon completion, students will receive AFP's Diploma in Fundraising and CFRE education points
    • AFP Members - $3,499; Non-Members - $3,999
      • Payment plan available.

Course Modules

  1. Introduction to Fundraising and Donor Behavior
  2. Fundraising Planning and Donor Retention
  3. Direct and Interactive Marketing for Fundraising
  4. Major Gifts and Planned Giving (Legacies)
  5. Institutional Fundraising
  6. Managing Fundraising Teams

Course Instructors


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