AFP CFRE Refresher Course

Jul 15 to 16, 2020 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

REGISTER TODAY for the CFRE Refresher Course JULY 15 & 16, 2020

Co-hosted by the AFP, Southeastern WI, and AFP Greater Madison Chapters

Looking to advance your career in philanthropy? Become a CFRE!

Plan now to become a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2020. As a CFRE, you’ll join a distinguished group of only 116 other Wisconsin accredited fundraising professionals.  

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2-day AFP CFRE Refresher Couse on July 15 and 16 in Madison. The course taught by master trainers, with CFRE training experience, is a fast-paced, high-level course review of the six fundraising knowledge domains and the core principles and concepts that experienced fundraising professions should know presented with an engaging caselet approach.

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is an intensive program intended to provide an overview of the six knowledge domains of the CFRE exam.  The course is not presented in a lecture format; rather, it is a combination of a high-level review, self-exploration of knowledge and peer exchange of best practices – all of which are facilitated by a knowledgeable fundraising practitioner using a caselet approach with components based on fundraising experience at the five-year level.

Course Overview:
1. Current and Prospective Donor Research
2. Securing the Gift
3. Relationship Building
4. Volunteer Involvement
5. Leadership and Management
6. Ethics, Accountability, and Professionalism

Cost:  $390 for AFP members;  $490 for Non-AFP members
Fee includes all sessions, workbooks, coffee, snack, and lunch both days.

Deadline to Register: June 15, 2020

Dates & Location: July 15 & 16, 2020
8:30am - 5:00pm each day (class starts at 8:30 - doors open at 8)
Second Harvest Foodbank Offices - Madison, WI

Instructor: Jen Davie, CFRE, Jen Davie Consulting

Scholarships: AFPSEWI is offering two $390 scholarships for chapter members to attend the CFRE Refresher Course. Click here for more details.

For more information about the CFRE accreditation process visit

Individuals are not required to take the CFRE Certification Exam after the course; nor is the Review Course a prerequisite for taking the CFRE Exam.


Additional information as you prepare to become a CFRE

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Becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) demonstrates your mastery of fundraising best practices to your colleagues, board, donors, and beyond. It shows your steadfast commitment to ethical fundraising and the profession.

Apply by July 15 and take the test by September 15. Submit your application now to take a major step forward towards earning an accredited and globally-recognized credential for fundraising professionals.

AFP members enjoy a special 20% off discount on the CFRE initial application.

Event Information

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
2850 Dairy Drive
Madison, WI 53718