The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential was first awarded in 1981. In June 2013, the CFRE became the first globally-recognised credential for fundraising professionals.
Since 2001, CFRE International has existed as an independent nonprofit organisation. We are dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for philanthropic fundraising professionals.
Certified Fund Raising Executives pledge to uphold the Donor Bill of Rights and the International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising. CFREs seek a “win-win” through a careful match of their organisation’s mission with your vision for what you would like to achieve in the world through your philanthropy. When you work with a CFRE, you can be confident that your philanthropic vision will be honored and fulfilled.
Certified Fund Raising Executives can do more than secure a gift. Because they understand the breadth of philanthropic fundraising, they are strategic leaders and managers who can help your organisation’s fundraising prosper. With a knowledge of the importance of relationship building as well as ethics and accountability, a CFRE will work to grow your organisation’s long-term sustainability through exceptional donor service.