AFP Fundamentals Scholarship Application
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 essential skills necessary for building a successful fundraising program.

AFP is currently accepting applications for full scholarships to the next Fundamentals. Applications are due no later than one month before the course and the decision will be made by the Fundamentals Planning Committee.

Due to limited availability, not all applications can be accepted. Applicants that are not accepted for the this Fundamentals may re-apply for a future one.
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    There is no need to register for the upcoming Fundamentals Course until you hear a decision from the committee. We will hold a spot either way.

    More Information about Fundamentals:

    The course includes a series of master sessions taught by a faculty of practicing professionals in the field who are eager to share their knowledge with you. You will have direct access to accomplished individuals from a variety of fundraising sectors.

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

    In the course, you will have an opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and leave with a lasting experience that provides resources to draw upon as your fundraising career develops.

    This course is typically held three times a year in March, June, and November (subject to space availability and other factors).

    Topics to be Covered in the Course

    Introduction to Philanthropy
    Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns
    Planned Giving Basics
    Annual Giving and Best Practices
    Marketing and Communications
    Advancement Services and Prospect Research
    Corporate Fundraising, Foundations, Grants & Initiatives
    Partnering with Volunteers, CEOs and Boards
    Managing your Career

    Two scholarships are granted for each course. You have the option of resubmitting a past application for the next course if not awarded for this one.

    Please contact if you have questions.