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The AFP CFRE Refresher Course (formerly the CFRE Review Course)

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course 2017 Registration is now live you can register here 

Dates: Wednesday October 18 and Thrusday October 19, 2017

Times: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm both days (Lunch is provided both days)

Location: 131 Wall St, Saskatoon (office of On Purpose Leadership & AFP Saskatoon Chapter) 

Course fee: Members: $519.36; Non-Member $625.06 (Course Manuals distributed at course)

Register here

If you have questions or enquiries about this course please contact our Course Convenor Shad Ali, CFRE at: 


Session Description

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is a two-day, intensive program that focuses on the terminology, organization, and structure of a development operation.

After more than two years of work AFP has completed revision of the AFP CFRE Review Course, now titled the AFP CFRE Refresher Course. This workshop uses “caselets”—short case studies—to review the six fundraising knowledge domains and the core principles and concepts that all experienced fundraising professionals should know.

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course is not designed to be a preparatory course for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Examination but instead is a review of the body of knowledge at the five-year level which many individuals use in studying for the exam. There is no guarantee that any of the specific content covered in this course will appear as specific items on the CFRE examination. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs, and this course was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International.

Welcome & Introduction

Domain 1: Current & Prospective Donor Research

Domain 2: Securing the Gift

Domain 3: Relationship Building

Domain 4: Volunteer Involvement

Domain 5: Leadership and Management

Domain 6: Ethics, Accountability, and Professionalism

Reflection, General Questions, and Wrap-Up Discussion

Participation in the AFP CFRE Refresher Course may 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. Your study should also include reading books that appear on the CFRE Resource Reading List.

*Advance Registration is mandatory! Maximum number of participants is 22.


The next CFRE exam window is October 1 - November 30, 2017. Get the dates and application deadline hereApplication deadline is September 30, 2017.

This course is offered within the exam window. 

AFP Saskatoon members are eligible to apply for the Professional Development Bursary