Fundraising

Principles of Fundraising

Offered by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Villanova University, College of Professional Studies.

Learn how to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors from among individuals, foundations and corporations. Through this course, you will develop an inventory of skills for meeting the challenges of the fundraising profession.

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Course Fees & Schedule

$650.00 – AFP Member*

$750.00 – Non-Member

*To learn how you can become an AFP Member, call 215-473-2261 or visit www.afpgpc.org.  Memberships start at $75 per year.

Registration, Billing/Payments and Cancellation Policy

Course Dates - Revised Location
Monday Evenings
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
TBD for Fall
(12 sessions)
Villanova University
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
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About the Program

Effective fundraising requires sophisticated methods of identifying, cultivating and soliciting potential donors.  This course provides an overview of the techniques needed to succeed.  We have selected a faculty of leading development professionals to share their knowledge and extensive experience.  Through this course, you will develop an inventory of skills for meeting the challenges of the fundraising profession.

  • How to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors from among individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • How to apply the latest information technology to your fundraising program.
  • How to plan, implement and manage an annual giving program.
  • How to build meaningful, workable relationships with board members and volunteers.
  • How to use Planned gifts to raise endowment funds.  How ethical and legal issues affect our profession.
  • Professional fundraising personnel who wish to broaden their skills and knowledge.
  • Those seeking to enter the development profession.
  • Executive Directors of nonprofit organizations.
  • Volunteers engaged in fundraising activities.

Accreditation and Course Certificate

This course is cosponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of AFP and Villanova University. Villanova will award 3 CEU's (Continuing Education Units) and a Certificate of Achievement for successful completion of the program.

CEUs apply toward the eligibility requirements of the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation.  The CFRE certification is awarded to individuals who have met the standards of professional practice and ethics set by the CFRE Professional Certification Board, a partnership program of AFP, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Association of Lutheran Development Executives, National Catholic Development Conference and national Council for Resource Development

Scholarship Opportunity

Several partial scholarships for this course are available to individuals employed as fundraising professionals with one to five years of experience in the field.  Scholarships are awarded on t he basis of organizational need and career potential.  Go to www.afpgpc.org to download an application.  The deadline is December 31.

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