About The Nonprofit Center for Excellence and Philanthropy

CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and PSC Nonprofit Center offerings (similar to many offerings at other locations) are not developed in conjunction with CFRE International.

PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE helps strengthen nonprofit and philanthropic organizations by providing education and management to support board governance, enhance the business practices of nonprofit organizations, and expand the influence of the nonprofit sector.


The Pensacola State College’s Nonprofit Center for Excellence allows nonprofit leaders to earn certified fundraising executives (CFRE) credit for their mastery of skills and information shared in our workshops. All CFRE credits are under Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. (not sure what this means)

  • Full-day participation in a workshop is applicable for 7 points
  • Half-day participation in a workshop is applicable for 3.5 points


Additionally, participation in any of the PSC workshops or the annual nonprofit summit will assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International.

Upcoming Workshops and Training

Attendees benefit from professional trainers and expert panelists who equip attendees with best-practices and practical templates that can be used in their organizations.
Workshops help attendees earn continuing education units necessary to secure and renew certification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

September 22 | Annual Giving

Trainer: Michelle Buchanan

• Implementing the plan
• Stages of the plan
• Communication needs/vehicles
• Elements of advertising/Promotion

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October 14 | Nonprofit Summit

• Board Governance: Staying Out of CharityWatch’s Hall of Shame
• Donor-Centered Fundraising

• Effective Advocacy & Lobbying
• Panels (Board Development, Philanthropist, Financial)

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November 3 | Major Gift Fundraising

Trainer: KC Gartman

  • Documenting the Gift
  • Letters of Intent
  • Gift announcements
  • Donor recognition and appreciation
  • Stewardship

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Workshops and Training Location