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Conferences, Workshops & CFRE Review

AFP Greater Madison offers a workshop annually and a CFRE review course every other year.
The professional development committee is responsible for selecting topics and welcomes new committee members.

For more information on joining the committee, please contact Lori Werbeckes, CFRE professional development chair, at

2016 Programs:

Success PhotoCFRE Review Course AND
Fundamentals of Fundraising


Both courses will be held Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15 at Urban League of Greater Madison

Registration deadline is April 8th

Click for details:

CFRE Review Course  (OR click to download details)

Fundamentals of Fundraising (OR click to download details)

2015 Programs:

Planned Giving with a Shoe String Staff and a Shoe String Budget 

September 17, 2015 - Presented by the Madison Community Foundation and co-sponsored by the Madison Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Featuring: Bryan Clontz, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, CAP, AEP
Founder and president of Charitable Solutions, LLC.
Bryan Clontz is a nationally known expert in charitable giving. He will share best practices and real-world advice for nonprofits to maximize their giving programs and opportunities.

Fundraising for the Small Non-Profit Workshop Series

Sponsored by the Madison Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals,
providing effective training opportunities for our community's diverse nonprofit populations 

Learn from three experts in the field of non-profit management.

Gift Planning for the Small Shop - Presented by Linda Halsey
February 5, 2015 8:30 -9:30 a.m.
Goodman Community Center

Communications Planning for the Small Nonprofit - Presented by Tom Kuplic
May 21, 2015 8:30 -9:30 a.m.
Lussier Community Education Center

Program Handouts:

AFP Communications Planning for Small NonProfit.ppt
LTV Calculation spreadsheet
Month-Week Communications Calendar


Grant Research for the Small Non Profit - Presented by Judy Keel
July 9, 2015 8:30 -9:30 a.m.
Access Community Health Centers

Program Handouts:

AFP Presentation - Grant Research.ppt 

2014 Programs:

MAY 16 - Capital Campaign Workshop

JUNE 11 & 12 - CFRE Review Course

AUGUST 13 - Wisconsin Fundraising Professionals Conference

SEPTEMBER 25 - Foundation Grant Seeking for Nonprofit Organizations

2013 Programs:


For a copy of the course agenda please click here - 2013 Agenda

2012 Programs:

Gender & Generosity

CFRE Review Course

September 13 Webinar, 12-1:30pm

Building a Major Gifts Pipeline despite BIG Obstacles 

Presenter: Adrienne Capps, MBA, CFRE