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The mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter
is to advance philanthropy and ethical fundraising. 

Giving USA 2016: A Northwest Perspective

Wednesday, June 22, 2016,  10:00 am - 11:00 am PT

Join Aggie Sweeney, Vice Chair of Giving USA Foundation, and Mary Kaufman-Cranney, 2015 Professional Achievement Award Winner for AFP-Advancement Northwest, as we discuss important insights for our region.

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Fundamentals of Fundraising 

 Join us for a professional development course you don’t want to miss! The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon and SW Washington is bringing to Portland a special AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course from AFP International. It’s the first time this course will be held in Oregon!

 This two-day course is approved for 16 hours of CFRE credit – either to qualify towards your CFRE or if you already have your certification, this provides approved continuing education credits.

 The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is composed of seven customized modules that have been developed to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofits face every day. This 16-hour program includes case studies and expert regional and national speakers. 

 This course is designed for fundraising professionals with 0-4 years or others who have responsibility for the development function such as:

  •  executive directors; 
  •  vice presidents of development;
  •  program managers;
  •  special event coordinators; and
  •  leadership board members for local nonprofits and foundations. 


Thursday September 29, 2016 and Friday September 30, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


MercyCorps Global Headquarters (Aceh Room) 
45 SW Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97204


This course is approved for 16 hours of CFRE credit towards a qualifying CFRE application or as continuing education for recertification. 

Early Bird Discounts before August 15

$290 AFP Members ($390 after August 15)
$390 Non-AFP Members ($490 after August 15)
$190 Additional Registrants (from same organization)

Limited scholarships are available – please contact us at before July 1 for scholarship application.

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