As the number of nonprofit organizations increases each year, the ability to create and nurture relationships with donors is critical. Fundraising can be a daunting task if you are not sure where to start or how to stay on track.
For more than 20 years, local fundraising professionals have shared their expertise through a course originally titled “The Art of Fundraising”. The course is updated each year to include current trends and information and is now known as “Toolbox for Fundraisers”.
The 2016 Toolbox for Fundraisers course will provide detailed materials and instruction from fundraising professionals with more than 88 years of combined fundraising experience:
Charlotte Rhodes, ACFRE Patricia A. Ward, CFRE Katharyn Wiegand, CFRE
Presented the Amarillo Area Foundation’s Nonprofit Service Center, Toolbox for Fundraisers course topics include:
* Essential Tools to be an Effective Fundraiser
* Establishing a Development Office
* Creating a Case for Support
* Constructing a Development Plan
* Marketing Your Organization
* Making the Ask
* Stewarding Donors
* Preparing for Your CFRE Certification
Upon successful completion of the course, each participant will have developed a case for support and a development plan for the organization of his/her choice.
The course is presented in weekly sessions from 9:00 AM to noon on Wednesdays from September 7, 2016 through November 16, 2016. Sessions are held at the Amarillo Area Foundation – 801 S. Fillmore, 7th floor.
Participants who successfully complete the 33 hour course will receive 3.30 continuing education credits (CEUs) through Amarillo College. This course also meets the requirements for those seeking credit hours for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation.
The course fee is $250 for members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and $295 for all others.
To reserve a spot for the fall 2016 course, contact Roxann Ball by phone (806.376.4521) or e-mail (email@example.com) by September 2, 2016.