Webinar: The CFRE Refresher Course Facilitation Process

“The CFRE Refresher Course Facilitation Process” is a required webinar for individuals who plan to facilitate the AFP CFRE Refresher Course. This webinar, led by Dr. Mary Brumbach, CFRE and Vivian Smith, CFRE, provides an overview of the updated course, background on how and why it was developed, and course resources and logistics. Of particular interest is a detailed summary of the role of the facilitator (as distinct from that of a teacher) and tips for facilitating the caselets that are a central part of the course.

If you have any questions about the CFRE Refresher Course or the facilitation process, please contact AFP Education at education@afpnet.org.

Mary Brumbach

Mary A. Brumbach, Ph.D., CFRE is Chief Strategy Officer for the Dallas County Community College District. With more than 30 years of experience in external funding, she has served at the national and international levels with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Certified Fund Raising Executive Program Board and is a former chairman of the board of CFRE International. She led the taskforce for creation of the AFP CFRE Review Course and was part of the editorial board for AFP’s Fundamentals of Fundraising. Dr. Brumbach has served in a variety of roles, including president, with the Council for Resource Development. She has chaired the AFP Task Force for the CFRE Course Revision and serves on numerous local boards and taskforces.

Vivian Smith

Vivian Smith, CFRE is known for her commitment to philanthropy and her passion for the fundraising profession, which has led her to become one of the most respected and sought-after advisors to the charitable sector in Canada. Recently, after 17 years managing her own consulting firm, she took on the role of executive director for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. Vivian is active in the Association of Fundraising Professionals as a Master Trainer and a director on its international board. She is also a director on the board for the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce and a frequent presenter at conferences and educational sessions throughout North America.

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