2019 CFRE Refresher Course

Feb 7 to 8, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Are you ready for the CFRE exam?
Join the CFRE Refresher Course to identify any gaps and refresh your fundraising knowledge!


AFP Fort Lauderdale/Broward & Miami-Dade ChaptersCFRE Refresher CoursePeggy Calhoun, ACFRE, Instructor

Thursday, February 7, 2019 & Friday, February 8, 2019
8:00 - 5:00pm
Lunch provided both days


Broward College Downtown Center

225 E Las Olas Blvd, Room 1208
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

AFP Members: $400
Non-Members: $490

For information contact:
Claire Crawford, DPA, Site Coordinator
954 292 4594  or Clairemarie2409@aol.com


The AFP CFRE Refresher Course  asks participants to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on three or more years of professional experience in fundraising. This course is a combination of a high-level review, self-exploration of knowledge, and peer exchange of best practices – all of which are facilitated by one of AFP Broward's most knowledgeable Fundraising Professionals Peggy Calhoun, ACFRE Senior Partner with Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners.

The Refresher is NOT a test nor a lecture.

It is designed to help refresh the knowledge you already have and to help you identify gaps in your knowledge. You will accomplish this through abbreviated case studies referred to as “caselets.” Participation in the course may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the CFRE exam, but it is not a preparatory course for the CFRE exam. No sample test questions will be available.


Following active engagement during this course, you will be able to:

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


About the Instructor

Peggy Calhoun is a Senior Partner with Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners. She enjoys over 35 years as a full time fundraising professional. Formerly, she was President of Miller, Calhoun and Company, a firm credited with having been involved in over $1 Billion raised for over 300 charities. Clients include health organizations, social service agencies, environmental groups, educational institutions, and religious organizations.

Before entering the consulting world, her experience includes raising $3.7 million in nine months for an art museum, overseeing a $60 million national campaign for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at the University of Miami-School of Medicine. In addition to ,concluding a capital campaign for The Salvation Army in Fort Lauderdale, Peggy simultaneously increased the endowment from $3 million to $55 million. As a development officer, Ms. Calhoun has also raised annual, capital and endowment funds for the Boy Scouts of America, YMCA and United Way.

Ms. Calhoun is a former Adjunct Professor to St. Thomas University teaching a Masters level course in Fundraising in the School of Business. She has also taught at Nova Southeastern University, Barry University, Rollins College, Hodges University and four nonprofit resource centers. As faculty and Master Trainer for Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), she conducts workshops and sessions throughout the U.S. In 1995, she created the nonprofit certification program for Barry University and the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

Ms. Calhoun has been recognized several times for her expertise: receiving the Outstanding Fund Raising award given by the AFP - Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter; the Creative Fund Raising Award from the Grantsmanship Center; And the Woman of the Year in Fund Development and Special Events from the Association of Women in Communications

Ms. Calhoun helped found two Florida AFP chapters, and served as President of the Broward Chapter of AFP. Peggy became the youngest ACFRE, a lifetime conference earned by only 115 of 32,000 AFP members.



Coming From Out Of Town?

Recommended Hotels
Riverside Hotel, in walking distance to the teaching site.  $259 per night
620 East Las Olas Blvd. Fort lauderdale, Fl 33301  Telephone 954- 467-0671
W Hotel, Directly on the beach, not in walking distance to teaching site.  $394 per night
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Fl. 33304  Telephone 954-414-8200
Lago Mar Resort & Club, directly on  the beach & not in walking distance to teaching site.  $345 per night
1700 South Ocean Lane, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316  Telephone 855-209-5677
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The Program is governed by the CFRE International. The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential demonstrates an individual's mastery of the standards set for core knowledge and skills required of fundraising.

Event Information

Broward College - Downtown Center
225 E Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301