AFP-NNE Presents: AFP CFRE Refresher Course

  • Thu, September 12, 2019
  • 9:00 AM (EDT)
  • Fri, September 13, 2019
  • 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Portland Country Club; 11 Foreside Road | Falmouth, ME 04105
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AFP-NNE Presents

CFRE Refresher Course

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 and Friday September 13th, 2019

Portland Country Club

11 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105

 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Registration Open | Member: $390 | Non-Member: $490

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided

Registration Closes on September 10th

The AFP-NNE is pleased to host the AFP CFRE Refresher Course. The AFP CFRE Refresher Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program.

This two-day format takes a new approach that asks you to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on experience at the three to five year level. The course is a combination of a high-level review, self-exploration of knowledge, and peer exchange of best practices.

The Refresher is NOT a test nor a lecture. It is designed to help refresh the knowledge you already have and to help you identify gaps in your knowledge. You will accomplish this through abbreviated case studies referred to as “caselets.” Participation in the course may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the CFRE exam, but it is not a preparatory course for the CFRE exam. No sample test questions will be available.

Domains include:
  • Current & Prospective Donor Research
  • Securing the Gift
  • Relationship Building
  • Volunteer Involvement
  • Leadership & Management
  • Ethics, Accountability, and Professionalism
Participants Receive:
  • Approximately 16 hours of instruction
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • A certificate of completion at the end of the course
  • A head start for taking the CFRE Exam

Faculty Bio:

Kathleen Kelley, CPA, CFRE, CGA, CFAC, joined the board of CONFR in 2006 and AFP-NNE at the point of merger.  Kathleen has extensive experience with nonprofit accounting and development systems, processes and policies. She has a contagious positive outlook on the impact CONFR and AFP-NNE can have on the nonprofits in the North Country.

Kathleen has served on many boards in the North Country and in the State of NH including: SAU #20 school board officer, NCES, AAUW as NH State President and Fellowship Awardee, AFP-NNE as Education Committee Chair, Northern Forest Heritage Park Board President, Pathfinder’s Project Leader, St. Kieran Parish Finance Committee, Leadership North Country, Coos Economic Development Corporation, AVER as President and Marketing Director, Gorham Learning Center Board, and Androscoggin Food Coop. She has lobbied at the state and national level for health care and education reform. She was also one of President Clinton’s 2,000,000 by 2000 to focus on improving the outcomes for children in NH.

Kathleen is a frequently requested speaker on topics such as Annual Campaign Planning, the Power of Diversity, Developing the Case Statement, Software Selection, Marketing and Communication and Management of Data. 

Amanda Preston, CFRE, now consulting with nonprofit leaders, Amanda is a senior manager with 35+ years of experience in non-profit organizations, including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Harvard University. 

Until 2018 she was Executive Director of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative, managing a collaboration of 175 researchers, engaging Harvard students and young scientists, and securing external support for the study of the abundance of life in the Universe.  She has extensive experience in securing institution-changing charitable gifts and foundation grants, as well as external affairs, government relations, and inter-institutional collaborations and inter-disciplinary research. Since Harvard, she advises education, research, cultural and advocacy leaders in matters of strategy, policy and philanthropy.  Her services include analysis, assessment, planning, training and program implementation.

A founder of the AFP-NNE Chapter, she has held many AFP Chapter leadership positions. She is an AFP Master Teacher and taught in the Environmental Studies program at Antioch/New England. She also taught at the Technical Development Corporation and Northern Essex Community College. She is passionate about developing and presenting educational opportunities for fundraising professionals that build their confidence as catalysts for growth in their organizations. Amanda lives in Andover, MA with her Leonberger dog, Lyla.

Fee: AFP Members $390 | Non Members $490

Registration Closes at 5pm on September 5th, 2019

Space is limited, so please register early!

Participation in the AFP CFRE Refresher Course is applicable for 16 points of CFRE Credit in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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