Professional Development & the CFRE Certification
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hills Bank, 590 W. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty
Presenters: CFRE Panel
A panel of AFPEI members who are CFREs will present information on the certification process, as well as talking about their own professional paths and career development. Learn more about the six knowledge fields covered in the CFRE exam, study tips, the International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising, the Donor Bill of Rights, and how these members stay current in their fundraising knowledge.
Cost: Members free; Guests $25, includes lunch.
March 26-27, 2018
Hosted by Nonprofit Hub in Lincoln, Nebraska
Cause Camp is held in Lincoln and also virtually. Featuring national speakers and variety of topics.
Cost: $99 online stream; $299 in person.
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at the Community Foundation: Foundation Hall will be open for a no-frills watch party. Register for the online stream attendee ($99), and join us for the online streaming. Come and go as you'd like. If you plan to join us, please email
Beyond Rubies Women's Conference
April 5-6, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Kirkwood Center, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids
Beyond Rubies is a conference for women of all generations and backgrounds to learn practical ideas on how to succeed, while juggling increasingly complex and diverse life demands. You will be engaged in an exciting, fun and inspirational atmosphere, where women come together to network. Topics include professional development and personal growth; each day features a keynote presentation and breakout sessions.
. Early Bird registration deadline March 9, 2018. See all rates for early bird, day pass, or two-day pass ($129-$195)
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Road, Cedar Rapids
Presented by: Flow Media
A day-long working session to gain powerful tools for effectively communicating your organization's story. Learn what goes into a powerful story, why stories engage your stakeholders, and how to clearly communicate the elements of your own brand story.
Cost: $150; Early Bird Ticket $100 until March 31.
AFP Eastern Iowa CFRE Refresher Course
Friday, April 27, 2018, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hills Bank, 3905 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Cedar Rapids
Facilitators: Jody Pellerin, Director of Planned & Endowed Giving, Kirkwood Foundation, and Brenda Haefner, Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations, Mount Mercy University
This one-day CFRE refresher course takes a new approach that asks you to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on experience at the five year level.
Cost: $350 member; $490 non-member
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Resilience and Trauma-Informed Care Symposium
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids
Hosted by Tanager Place and National Resilience Institute, celebrate Mental Health Month by attending the Resilience and Trauma-Informed Care Symposium.
Speakers: Heather Formes, LCSW, author of Beyond Consequences, and Dr. Mollie Marti, President & CEO of National Resilience Institute