AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

BSA Development and Corporate Alliances has teamed up with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to offer local council staff and volunteers an opportunity to earn CFRE International continuing education credits by participating in an AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course. This course will be required for all BSA local council commissioned development professionals in the near future. The course registration fee is $250.


AFP LogoMay 18–20, 2014
Middle Tennessee Council
3414 Hillsboro Road
Nashville, TN 37215-0409

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques. An intensive 16-hour course, it includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. Created by experienced fundraising professionals, this seven-module course is designed to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. It begins at 12:30 p.m. on the first day and concludes at 12:30 p.m. on the last day.


May 18–20

Nashville, TN (prior to the
National Annual Meeting)

October 7–9

Las Vegas, NV


  1. Overview of Fundraising
  2. Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
  3. Marketing for Ongoing Success
  4. Building and Sustaining Relationships
  5. Securing the Gift
  6. Volunteers—Partners in Fundraising
  7. Management and Accountability

Full participation in the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course is applicable toward 16.0 points of CFRE Credits in Category 1.B—Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification or recertification.