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On June 24, 2014, one day ahead of the PSI Conference on Philanthropy, PSI will offer three pre-conference workshops: a CFRE Review, Newcomers’ Workshop, and Alumni Directors Meeting.
PSI is partnering with local AFP chapters to offer the CFRE Review. Presented by experts on each topic, this review includes information on all six areas of fundraising tested in the CFRE exam. The review will also provide suggested schedules for study as well as tips for preparing for the exam. The all-day review will close with a structured mentor networking session which will allow individuals considering taking the exam to spend time with professionals who have already earned their credentials. This review is open to anyone.


The Newcomers’ Workshop, one of PSI’s most popular pre-conference offerings, was a result of requests from those less experienced in fundraising who wished to gain the most from their PSI Conference experience. The workshop is open to everyone but recommended for anyone with three years or fewer experience in fundraising. The fast-paced workshop, led by PSI Director Dr. Lilya Wagner, covers all aspects of a comprehensive fundraising program. Attendees will leave with a grasp of fundraising lingo and terminology as well as a network of peers.
  • Please click on the following link to be taken to the Newcomers' webpage for shcdules and descriptions

Following the success of the first Alumni Directors Meetings held in 2011 at Union College, PSI is offering a second Alumni Directors Meeting. Planned by and for alumni directors, the meeting will address such timely issues as alumni metrics, campus partnerships, student involvement and strategic event planning. Time will also be set aside for idea sharing among affinity groups. This meeting is open to alumni directors and those working with alumni. Attendees will leave this meeting with practical, applicable ideas with proven success and an expanded network of colleagues and mentors.
The CFRE Review will be held from 8:00-5:00. The Newcomers’ Workshop and Alumni Directors Meeting run from 9:00-4:00. Registration for all three events will be held Monday, June 23 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Tuesday morning, June 24, beginning at 7:30 am.
Registration fees range from $35-$55, depending on the event. Attendees can register for the Newcomers’ Workshop and Alumni Directors Meeting on the PSI Conference registration website. To register for the CFRE Review please contact Kristin Priest at Kristin.priest@nad.adventist.org or 301-680-6134.
  • Please click on the following link to be taken to the Alumni Directors Meetings webpage for shcdules and descriptions