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Education programs, conferences, networking, volunteer involvement and professional advancement are among the many benefits you will receive from involvement with AFP – Greater Philadelphia Chapter

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CFRE Refresher Course

January 08, 2020 7:30 AM to January 09, 2020 5:30 PM
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Temple University Center City (TUCC)
1515 Market Street, Room 208
Philadelphia, PA 19102


AFP CFRE Refresher Course (Two Days)

Temple University Center City

1515 Market Street, Room 208, Philadelphia, PA

16 CFRE Education Credits

Wednesday, January 8th & Thursday, January 9th

7:30 to 5:30 pm (both days)

Advance your journey toward CFRE certification through the self-exploration of knowledge and peer exchange of best practices. The course is facilitated by knowledgeable AFP Greater Philadelphia Chapter fundraising professionals, including:

Gloria Pugliese, MBA, CAP, CFRE

Valerie Johnson, MBA, CFRE

Michelle S. Gollapalli, MBA, CAP, CFRE

Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE

Kevin F. Quinn, MBA, CFRE

Roberta Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE


AFP Members: $425

Non-Members: $525

Who Should Attend

Anyone seeking to earn the CFRE certification – for the first time or to recertify, and who can meet the minimum requirements set by CFRE International (http://www.cfre.org/apply/requirements/) by the date of the CFRE Exam.

About the Course 

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 is based on using a case study approach.

The course also is appropriate for CEOs and members of the board and development committee, adding tremendous knowledge of fundraising best practices to an organization’s operations and governance.

Topic Agenda:

  • Current and Prospective Donor Research
  • Securing the Gift
  • Relationship Building
  • Volunteer Involvement
  • Leadership and Management
  • Ethics, Accountability, and Professionalism


Participants Receive 

  • Continental breakfast and lunch (both days)
  • Participant manual
  • Approximately 16 hours of instruction
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the course
  • Applicable for 16 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE application
  • Head start for taking the CFRE Exam


REGISTER for the CFRE Refresher Course TODAY!

Seats for the course are limited to allow for maximum interaction and learning. Registrations will be accepted until Wednesday, December 18, 2019. For more information, contact Steve Wasserleben, CFRE, at [email protected].


Hotel Accommodations

Several quality hotels are located near the CFRE Refresher Course venue located at 1515 Market Street in Center City Philadelphia.

- The Westin – 17th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets

- The Sonesta – 18th and Market Streets

- Kimpton Palomar – 17th Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets


Please note:

Participation in the AFP CFRE Refresher Course can assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. However, the AFP CFRE Refresher Course is not designed specifically as a prep course for the exam. It is designed to provide a review of concepts one should know at the five-year experience level. 

AFP highly recommends that this refresher course be just one of the resources you use in preparing to take the CFRE exam. This course is most effective when taken prior to any personal or group study. Your study should also include reading books that appear on the CFRE Resource Reading List (copy of this reading list is provided to participants in the course).

Please also note: There is a separate application and application fee for the CFRE Examination which must be received by CFRE International at two months (60 days) prior to the exam date.