Fundraising Boot Camp: Pandemic Edition

AFP wants to help you “Keep Calm and Carry On” with the Fundraising Boot Camp: Pandemic Edition series! Over the course of two sessions, topics will explore how to maximize this time to advance your career and professional development and how to think through the transition to virtual engagement with your colleagues, peers and donors.

Friday, September 18, 2020

11:00 a.m. - Welcome, Matt Carter
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Our Sector’s Certification: The A to Z of the CFRE,  Dan Blakemore, CFRE
The coronavirus pandemic has brought so much uncertainty with it – so what can you do right now to increase your career confidence and job security? Join Dan Blakemore for a discussion on how our sectors certification creates opportunities for professionals. During this presentation, you will learn how the CFRE process works and the benefits it will have to your career and job performance. This session will provide you with an overview of the CFRE credential: What it is, how to get started, eligibility requirements, filling out the application, tips for taking the CFRE exam, and recertifying.
12:10 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. - What’s Your (Virtual) Engagement Strategy, Jim Hofbauer and LeAirra Lacey
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” - Edmund Burke
Social Distancing, Quarantine, Crowd Control… the pandemic has side-lined all of our go-to tools for engagement. It can be paralyzing. So how do we move our relationships forward? Learn about tools and best practices used by your peers, and outline a strategy for your own portfolio.
12:55 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks, Matt Carter

Friday, September 25, 2020

11:00 a.m. - Welcome Back, Matt Carter
11:05 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. - What’s Your (Virtual) Engagement Strategy:  Homework ReportJim Hofbauer and LeAirra Lacey
Fundraising Group Therapy 2.0 - Share with your peers the strategies you plan to execute in order to engage some of your toughest donors or constituency groups.
11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. - Making the most of your time during COVID, Laurie Gettings
"Crisis is an opportunity….. It asks us to pause and look deeply and honestly at all the things we have been doing day in and day out without really thinking about whether those things fulfilled us, played on our strengths, or aligned with our own purpose” – Mary Fontanez
During this session with Laurie Gettings, explore how AFP Cleveland can help bolster your career and enhance your skillsets now and into the future. Make the most of new free time in your schedule! Topics will include mentorship and leadership skill building through AFP.
12:40 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - AFP Special Guest, Closing Remarks, Giveaways, Bob Cahen, Ph.D.

3 CFRE credits approved

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Cost to Attend:
AFP Member $15 (Use code AFPMember to receive discount)
Non-Member $25

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