Fall 2018 Fundraising Basics Course (Two days)

  • 15 Nov 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • 16 Nov 2018
  • 4:15 PM
  • Hale Reservation, 80 Carby Street, Westwood, MA 02090
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Fall 2018
Fundraising Basics Course

Thursday, November 15 and
Friday, November 16, 2018

Hale Reservation
80 Carby Street
Westwood, MA 02090

Basics is an introduction to fundraising for those who are new to the field. Career changers and junior professionals turn to Basics to acquire fundamental skills necessary for building a successful fundraising program. Development directors and CEOs encourage their staff to attend to give them a well rounded knowledge of fundraising and development.

The course includes a series of master sessions taught by a faculty of practicing professionals in the field who are eager to share their knowledge with you. You will have direct access to accomplished individuals from a variety of fundraising sectors.

Learn to apply fundraising techniques in the context of changing demographics, emerging management models, and ethical challenges. The Basics Course covers all areas of the development process from identifying your priorities and prospects, through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship process, and planned giving. Corporate and foundation solicitation strategies, major gifts and capital campaign components also will be covered. Students will receive comprehensive resources and summaries for each interactive session.

You will have an opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and leave with a lasting experience that provides resources to draw upon as your fundraising career develops.

Program Schedule

Registration and Breakfast - 8:00 am
Program Begins - 8:30 am
Program Concludes - 3:15 pm (ends at 4:15 on Friday)

Topics to be Covered in the Course

  • Introduction to Philanthropy
  • Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns
  • Planned Giving Basics
  • Annual Giving and Best Practices
  • Marketing and Communications, including e-Philanthropy
  • Advancement Services and Prospect Research
  • Corporate Fundraising, Foundations, grants & Initiatives 
  • Special Events
  • Partnering with Volunteers, CEOs and Boards
  • Managing your Career

Course Registration Fee

AFP Member - $299
Non-Member Early Bird - $425
Non-Member after October 18 - $475

Two scholarships are available for the November course.
Please contact info@afpmass.org for details.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

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