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The Values and Skills Institute is a comprehensive, foundational series of educational offerings and curated conversations. While created primarily with an audience of new and emerging fundraisers in mind, all fundraising professionals will find value in the content.

Values and Skills Institute programming:

  • Is offered in a wide variety of media to maximize accessibility, including white papers and blogs; on-demand recordings; live and interactive sessions (delivered both virtually and in-person); as well as opportunities for participants to connect socially
  • Highlights new voices in the field (in line with the AFP Emerging Leaders Initiative)
  • Operates under the AFP IDEA Statement of Principles.

Interested in submitting content to the Values and Skills Institute, or want to refer a thought leader for consideration? Let us know!

2022 VSI Sessions

MONTH              THEME        

May                    CFRE Certification: What is it? Do I need it? How do I get it?

The profession doesn't require practitioners to earn any specific certifications; why would we volunteer to get one? Hear from a new CFRE, a veteran CFRE, as well as a representative from CFRE International, the organization that sets certification standards for the industry and facilitates the certification process.

Ryan Ginard, CFRE - Head of Advancement at The Australian National University

Erica Ekwurzel, CFRE - Founder and Owner of CivicAIM philanthropic advisory consultancy
Nicole Robinson Gauthier, CFRE - Executive Director of the Lone Star College Foundation and CFRE Ambassador

This session has been approved for 1 point of CFRE credit.



Check out our 2021 programming here