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AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

This comprehensive course is accredited and recognized as a professional qualification. If you want to fast-track your career and broaden your horizons, we strongly recommend that you invest in this course as a critical component of your development.

In partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) SAIF is now able to offer  an intensive training course that will provide an overview of skills, techniques and knowledge for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience. The course, featuring the most current information and techniques offers the building blocks that are essential to sustain your organisation.

The new AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course is now available to all SAIF members and leaders of non-profit organisations. This course has been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real world needs and challenges Non-Profit organisations face very day. Full participation in the course is applicable to 16.0 points of CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executives) with an opportunity to build credits towards Units Standards of the Further Education and Training Certificate in Fundraising (SAQA).

“Jam-packed with informative, relevant information.”

“Extremely professional … covered all aspects of the subject - and more.”

The three-day programme covers:

Module 1: Overview of Fundraising

Module 2: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Programme

Module 3: Marketing for Ongoing Success

Module 4: Building and Sustaining Relationships

Module 5: Securing the Gift

Module 6: Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising

Module 7: Management and Accountability

Dynamic trainers, insightful case studies - and the participants’ own discussions - make this course substantive and enjoyable. Candidates are assessed by means of assignments and in compiling a Portfolio of Evidence. Certificates are awarded on completion of the seven modules.

Course fee, payable on registration: R6 500 SAIF members  OR R7 500 non-members

Includes 400-page manual, all materials and refreshments.

Important: Full participation in the course is applicable to 16.0 points of a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) qualification, with an opportunity to build credits towards Unit Standards of the Further Education and Training Certificate in Fundraising (FETC: Fundraising), as registered with the Southern Africa Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Enquiries: please contact our Administrator at  admin@saifundraising.org.za or call 071 674 6392

The FOF course was jammed packed with informative, relevant information to help fundraisers who are starting from a level of no expertise, to aiding current experienced fundraisers. This course helped to shape and mould me and to give me the confidence to succeed in the fundraising avenue"


Region Course Dates Venue
Gauteng 16 - 18 October 2018 The Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Gauteng 12 - 14 February 2019 The Focus Rooms, Sunninghill


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"The content and presentation of the 3 day Fundamentals for Fundraising Course was extremely professional and covered all aspects of this subject and more. The very detailed Course Manual is extremely well put together and provides plenty of documentation for you to adapt to your particular NPO and environment. There were 2 delegates from our organisation which involved a course fee of R13,000……….money well spent, in my opinion, when the earning potential of the new skills obtained is considered."