Advanced Course

Designed to help prepare you for the CFRE exam, this course offers a quick and comprehensive overview of fundraising principles for healthcare philanthropy professionals who have been in the field for five or more years.

Advanced Course in Healthcare Fundraising

The AHP Advanced Course is an intensive program that provides a quick and comprehensive overview of fundraising principles for healthcare development professionals who have five or more years of experience in the field. The course content is organized around the CFRE exam and can assist development professionals in preparing for the CFRE examination. Participants review the core competencies outlined in the CFRE knowledge areas. In this fast-paced class, you will find out your strengths and weaknesses and how you can improve on what you know.

The Advanced Course will be offered twice in 2021, first as a virtual series in the spring, and at the AHP Annual International Conference in October. 

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Content includes:

  • Prospect Identification
  • Gift Cultivation and Solicitation
  • Relationship Building
  • Volunteer Involvement
  • Fundraising Program Management
  • Accountability

The Advanced Course is designed around the six sections identified as the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) examination criteria and content.

    Take the AHP Advanced Course virtually this spring

    April 29 - May 13

    AHP is excited to offer the Advanced Course in a Zoom-based virtual format in spring 2021. Join peers and expert faculty for three in-depth sessions covering the entire Advanced Course curriculum. Earn CFRE credit and strengthen your core competencies in health philanthropy as you prepare for the CFRE exam. Even if you're not planning to take the CFRE exam soon, you can still benefit from this review of core fundraising principles.

    This course qualifies for 8.25 CFRE points.

    Thursday, April 29
    Thursday, May 6
    Thursday, May 13

    All sessions take place from 2:00-5:00 PM ET. Download the course blueprint at the link below to learn more about each session.



    Registration Rates

      Early Registration
    register by 4/9/2021
    Regular Registration
    register on or after
    Non-Member $495 $545
    AHP Member $445 $495
    AHPrime Member $395 $445


    Rick Bragga, JD, FAHP
    Senior Principal
    Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners

    Julie Cox, FAHP, CFRE
    Vice President of Development
    LifeBridge Health

    Jory Pritchard-Kerr, FAHP
    Executive Director
    Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation