Fundamentals of Fundraising Bursary Information



 2019 Bursary recipients:

Hayley Chapman

Shari-Lee Srigley

Connor Vincent

Jeanette Wilson


We were thrilled to receive so many outstanding applications,

and were able to offer partial Bursaries to:

Cialyn Carson and Dana Rushak


Congratulations to all of our Bursary recipients!!



Thinking of taking the 2020 Fundamentals of Fundraising course?


AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter offers four (4) bursaries at $300 each for those taking this course


Keep checking this site for 2020 course dates, and Bursary application timelines.



Are YOU:

New to fundraising?


Preparing for your CFRE?


This course provides an overview of fundraising topics and techniques


Provides 16 education credits towards your CFRE


Fundamentals of Fundraising Program

Fundamentals of Fundraising is composed of seven (7) modules offered over a 2-day weekend session that has been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day. 

The course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques.  For detailed descriptions of the modules, click here.


ED SLUGA, CFRE - Ed Sluga, PGgrowth's President, is one of Canada's most experienced Planned Giving professionals and has had extensive experience operating all types of fundraising programs for local, regional and national not-for-proft organizations. For over 20 years, he has helped hundreds of organizations from across the country develop and benefit from long-term, sustainable and proactive fundraising programs. Ed has held the positions of Vice President, Major and Planned Gifts for the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, Executive Director of The Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, National Director of Planned Giving and Philanthropy Services for the CNIB and Head of Advancement for St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School as well as consulting in all areas of fund development and donor engagement. Ed has always focused  on developing organizational structures and operations so that they are positioned to experience success for the long-term with the chief motivation in helping organizations achieve the goals of their mission within their communities. Ed is co-author of Worthy and Prepared along with Peter Barrow, was a contributor to the Vigilant Fundraiser and has a podcast - The PGgrowth Planned Giving Podcast - on all things related to Planned Giving that can be found on iTunes, Google Play and on the PGgrowth website at

ROB HENDERSON - Rob Henderson, Executive Director of Advancement at Wycliffe College (University of Toronto), has been making "asks" for over 20 years. Rob brings a unique perspective having spent a significant time raising funds in church and faith-based organizations. He served in the department of Church Funding Services at Navion Financial Development as Associate from 1997-2000 and has since led numerous diocesan and church studies and stewardship initiatives across Canada. Stewardship is Rob's forte, and he regularly teaches and conducts conferences on the subject. Rob's work at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto has encompassed leadership of the college's largest capital campaign in 2008, and continues to guide growth in annual giving and legacy giving to the college. 


We are pleased to offer four (4) bursaries at $300 each for participants of the Fundamentals of Fundraising course.