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    • 16 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • Online
    • 45


    Fall 2021 Course

    Date:  Nov 16 - 19, 2021

    Time:  Two sessions per day for four half days
    (Students will have afternoons free all week.)

    AFP's Fundraising Fundamentals Course is an introduction to fundraising for those who are new to the field. Career changers and junior professionals turn to Fundamentals to acquire skills necessary for building a successful fundraising program. Development directors and CEOs encourage their staff to attend to give them a well rounded knowledge of fundraising and development. With more than 10 faculty members dedicating their time to this course, registrants will have direct access to accomplished individuals from a variety of fundraising sectors and backgrounds.

    Learn to apply fundraising techniques in the context of changing demographics, emerging management models, and ethical challenges. The course covers all the key areas of the development process from identifying your priorities and prospects, to the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship process, and planned giving. Corporate and foundation solicitation strategies and major gifts components also will be covered. Attendees will receive comprehensive resources and summaries for each interactive session.

    The course includes an opportunity to network with peers and gain a lasting experience that provides resources we hope you can draw upon as your fundraising career develops.

    Guest Speakers from AFP's Fundamentals Faculty


    $199 AFP Member

    $275 Non-member (Early bird)

    To register, click on the REGISTER button to the left.* 


    Day 1

    • Introduction to Philanthropy
    • Annual Giving and Best Practices
    • Technology in Fundraising

    Day 2 

    • Individual Giving: Major Gift and Planned Giving
    • Institutional Giving: Corporate Fundraising, Foundations, Grants & Initiatives

    Day 3

    • Marketing and Communications
    • Partnering with Volunteers, CEOs, and Boards

    Day 4

    • Conversation with a Seasoned Fundraiser
    • Breakout Rooms for attendee discussion & networking
    • Managing Your Career


    The AFP Fundamentals Scholarship Application can be found here.

    In addition to the above scholarship program, an anonymous donor has come forth to fund tuitions for two persons of color. Please contact info@afpmass.org for details.


    A webinar link will be emailed to each guest at least three days before the program.

    To help identify emails from us so they avoid your spam filters, please create a contact in your email for AFP MA with the following email address: info@afpmass.org. Otherwise, you may not receive our Zoom links for this program.

    • 02 Dec 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Online


    December 2, 2021

    Date:  December 2, 2021
    Time: 9:30 - 10:30 AM

    The 2021 Annual Meeting of members of the Chapter will be held virtually on Thursday, December 2nd from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Chapter president Kate Villa will present an update on chapter finances, sponsorship, and such other business of the Chapter. 

    AFP MA's exciting new lineup of programs will also be the focus as there are many educational plans under way including our annual conference Fundraising Day in Boston scheduled for January 11, 2022.

    Time will be set aside at the end for members and sponsors to ask questions.

    Register today! A webinar link will be emailed to each guest at least three days before the program. 

    To help identify emails from us so they avoid your spam filters, please create a contact in your email for AFP MA with the following email address: info@afpmass.org. Otherwise, you may not receive the Zoom link for this program.

    • 11 Jan 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116
    • 510

    AFP is pleased to present New England's premier Annual Conference on Philanthropy in person.

    January 11, 2022

    Boston Marriott Copley Place
    110 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116

    Advanced rate discounts will apply until Nov. 30

    AFP Member:  $325
    Non-Member:  $475
    Small Shop Discount:  15% off all pricing

    Take advantage of these rates while they last!
    Advanced rate discounts available only for a limited time.

    Last year AFP awarded scholarships covering a full conference registration. If you are interested in applying for a conference scholarship, please leave this page and go to Scholarship Application - AFP MA Conference.