AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Message from the President, David Love, CFRE

This is uncharted territory for our sector. Since this pandemic situation is changing so rapidly, our active Greater Vancouver AFP Chapter has had to make some difficult decisions and make changes to our upcoming Chapter meetings/events schedule. At this time the Fundamentals of Fundraising Course as been postponed. Stay tuned for more details to follow.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Friday, May 8, 2020
BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street (Between Dunsmuir & Pender)

This intensive 2-day course provides a complete overview of fundraising for individuals with less than 5 years of experience or those thinking about a career in fundraising. It is also a great review of fundamentals theory if you are studying for the CFRE exam! The 16-hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals. 

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course Faculty:

Vanessa Abaya, CFRE  - Director, Major Gifts, Ocean Wise Conservation Association
Darya Sawycky, CFRE - Associate Director, Gift & Estate Planning, University of British Columbia
Siobhan Aspinall, CFRE - Director of Philanthropy (Interim), EcoJustice Canada
Amanda Sayfy, CFRE - Director, Development, Family Services of Greater Vancouver
David Mark, CPA, CGA, CFRE - Director, Donor & Information Services, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Cecilia Tupper, CFRE - Director, Major Gifts, St. Paul's Foundation of Vancouver
Andrea Wright, MBA - Executive Director, Vancouver Police Foundation  
Rowena Veylan, CFRE

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course Modules

Day 1:
Module I: Overview of Fundraising
Module II: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
Module III: Marketing for Ongoing Success
Module IV: Building & Sustaining Relationships

Day 2:
Module V: Securing The Gift
Module VI: Volunteers - Partners in Fundraising
Module VII: Management & Accountability

Course Cost Information
Early Bird AFP Member - $395 + GST
Early Bird Non-Member - $495 + GST (ends March 30, 2020)

Regular Rate AFP Member - $450 + GST
Regular Rate Non-Member - $550 + GST

Please note Refund / Cancellation Policy:
- All cancellations up to 3 weeks prior = full refund less 10% processing fee
- All cancellations between 2 weeks to 48 hours prior = 50% refund
- All cancellations within 48 hours of the event = zero refund


This education session is worth 15 points towards CFRE accreditation or re-certification.