Apr 16 to Apr 18, 2021 |

Are you thinking of getting CFRE certified?

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course uses case studies to provide a “refresher” of the six fundraising knowledge domains and the core principles and concepts that all experienced fundraising professionals should know.  While the course is designed as a refresher and not an in-depth review, course delivery is flexible so the 3-day option will allow extra time for discussion. 

The course is taught in an active learning style and includes mini case studies (“caselets”) for group discussion, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. 

Learning objectives include:

  • Apply fundraising skills and knowledge to real-life scenarios. 
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in terms of your understanding of the fundraising knowledge domains. 
  • Assess personal readiness to take the CFRE examination. 
  • Develop an effective personal study plan. 

Registration accepted until March 31.

Apply for a scholarship no later than March 12, 2021, 5 p.m.



Alexis Gaiptman, CFRE

Executive Director, Canada
Humanity & Inclusion

Alexis Gaiptman, CFRE is the Executive Director, Canada at Humanity & Inclusion. She is a proven leader with over 14 years of fundraising experience in healthcare. Her background is in Political Science, Women’s Studies and Community Economic Development. She is driven by her passion for growth, ability to embrace new challenges and desire to better our local communities. Alexis is the Secretary on the AFP Quebec Board, is a Director on the AFP Canada Board, is a dedicated volunteer with AFP GTA and AFP Global and is currently pursuing her Executive MBA with McGill-HEC Montréal.


Jennifer Williams, CFRE

Director, Campaign and Development 
Branksome Hall

Jennifer Williams is a seasoned fundraiser with more than a decade of experience in Education and Healthcare fundraising. As the Director, Campaign and Development for Branksome Hall, Jen has the privilege of leading a team supporting our current (quiet phase!) comprehensive campaign.  As a seasoned leader and major and planned giving fundraiser at the University of Toronto, Jen played an integral role in all aspects of development and alumni relations. Prior to her work with Bloomberg Nursing and the Faculty of Medicine,  Jen worked at Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation achieving major and planned gift targets. A strong leader, collaborator and problem-solver, Jen provides insightful relationship management, helping to build a stronger philanthropic environment at Branksome Hall



Participation in the AFP CFRE Refresher Course may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) examination   However, the AFP CFRE Refresher Course is not designed specifically as a prep course for the exam.  It is designed to provide a review of concepts one should know at the five-year experience level. 

AFP highly recommends that this refresher course be just one of the resources you use in preparing to take the CFRE exam.  Your study should also include reading books that appear on the CFRE Resource Reading List.               

More specifically, the AFP CFRE Refresher Course focuses on both

  • refreshing the fundraising knowledge a professional already has, and
  • identifying and helping to fill in gaps in fundraising knowledge.

So, this Course is a most important step in the process of preparing for the CFRE Exam. However – avoid relying solely on this Course and this manual during your exam preparation! Successful candidates often participate in follow up study groups and spend time on their own studying for the exam. CFRE International provides a number of excellent resources, including a candidate handbook, the test-content outline, and a list of reading resources (also provided as handouts as a part of the Refresher Course), available at www.cfre.org/resources/handbooks A practice exam is also available on a subscription basis for periods of either 30 or 90 days: www.cfre.org/practice-exam. The practice exam does not provide the answers to the exam questions one will face; rather, it primarily helps one understand how the questions are asked and the degree of difficulty involved.  We encourage participants to take advantage of these additional resources!



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MEMBER : $390 plus tax
NON MEMBER : $490 plus tax

Additional information


April 16, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m.
April 17, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 18, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.