Friday, April 17, 2020 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
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University of Victoria 
3964 Gordon Head Road
Ian Stewart Complex Board Room
(Entrance by Mt. Doug School)
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

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Monica Powell 
AFP Vancouver Island 

CFRE Refresher Course - April 17, 2020 

Attend the AFP CFRE Refresher Course in Victoria BC on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Advance your journey toward CFRE certification through the self-exploration of knowledge and peer exchange of best practices — facilitated by knowledgeable fundraising practitioners — with the AFP CFRE Refresher Course.

This course can be completed in just one day!  We will be running the accelerated version of the course on Friday, April 17th  from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm.

About the Course 

The one-day AFP CFRE Refresher Course on April 17, 2020, offers development professionals like you 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 level of five-years and above. 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 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 practice to an organization’s operations and governance.

Participants Receive 

  • Coffee and lunch
  • Participant manual
  • Approximately 8 hours of instruction
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the course
  • Applicable for 8 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE application
  • Head start for taking the CFRE Exam


AFP Members = $390

Non-Members = $490

Registrations will be accepted until March 26, 2020. 


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. 

More specifically, the AFP CFRE Refresher Course focuses on both

  • refreshing the fundraising knowledge a professional already has, and
  • identifying and helping to fill in gaps in fundraising knowledge.

So, this Course is a most important first step in the process of preparing for the CFRE Exam. However – avoid relying solely on this Course and this manual during your exam preparation! Successful candidates often participate in follow up study groups and spend time on their own studying for the exam. CFRE International provides a number of excellent resources, including a candidate handbook, the test-content outline, and a list of reading resources (also provided as handouts as a part of the Refresher Course), available at www.cfre.org/resources/handbooks. A practice exam is also available on a subscription basis for periods of either 30 or 90 days: www.cfre.org/practice-exam. The practice exam does not provide the answers to the exam questions one will face; rather, it primarily helps one understand how the questions are asked and the degree of difficulty involved.  We encourage participants to take advantage of these additional resources!




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Welcome, Introduction to Course, Plan for the Day


Review of Domains 1 & 2


Domain 1 & 2 Case Work 






Domain 1 & 2 Discussion/Feedback Session


Review of Domains 3 & 4


Domain 3 & 4 Case Work








Domains 3 & 4 Discussion/Feedback 


Review of Domains 5 & 6


Domains 5 & 6 Casework








Domains 5 & 6 Discussion/Feedback


Wrap Up Discussion, General Questions




Refund Policy

Should the course be cancelled, a complete refund will be issued.

No refunds will be issued for participant cancelation after March 26, 2020.

CFRE Exam Information

For questions about writing the exam please visit the CFRE website: http://www.cfre.org/apply/new-applicant/.

You will need to create an account and then start logging points (candidates mst document a minimum number of points in each of the three categories in order to be approved totake the CFRE examinatino).  The account on the CFRE website logs everything automaticall so it's really easy to do.  Once you have complete all the points you need to submit the application through the website and they will tell you if you are approved to write the exam.

If you are eligible to write then you set up an appointment at one of the testing centres here: