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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Southern Arizona Chapter

Essentials of Fundraising


The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is offering a series of three-hour workshops called the Essentials of Fundraising. These workshops are designed to provide comprehensive introductory-level training on fundraising theory and practice. 

The Essentials curriculum was developed by experienced fundraising professionals and is presented across the country to meet the real-world needs and challenges that non-profit organizations and fundraisers face every day.  The series will be offered as part of AFP’s mission to provide quality training that is rooted in best practices and ethical standards to fundraising professionals.

These workshops will help develop skills that can be tailored to any organization.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to network and develop relationships with some of the finest and most successful fundraisers in our community.

Each participant will receive useful tools and materials, including sample fundraising plans, solicitation letters, policies and guidelines and other relevant fundraising resources.  View the curriculum.


  • Fundraising professionals new to the field (3 years or less)
  • Fundraising professionals who have changed positions/responsibilities
  • Volunteers involved in raising money for their organizations, which includes board members
  • Executive Directors or other staff responsible for developing a fundraising plan for any and/or all aspects of fundraising
  • Anyone wanting a comprehensive overview of basic fundraising theory and practice

All sessions are from 9:00 AM to Noon, except the Ethics workshop (see above.) Bagels and fruit will be provided. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early.

All sessions are located at Pima Community College, 4905 E. Broadway, Building C (Main Entrance), in the Community Board Room, #105.   

AFP members:                    $295/series                            $75/session       

Non-members:                    $395/series                            $95/session

Attendees can register for the entire series, or choose individual sessions.


Register by downloading the Registration Form and mail it with your check to:
AFP / Essentials of Fundraising
PO Box 41176
Tucson, AZ  85717

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To register for the Weaving Ethics into Fundraising only email

Contact:  Nancy Kirk, CFRE or 520/838-2508


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