Participate in the NRC winter survey to advance fundraising knowledge

CFRE International is committed to building a stronger philanthropic sector by advancing ethical best practices in fundraising. This commitment extends to the collection and analysis of data about the current and potential future climate for fundraising. This data can only come from you and the thousands of other fundraising professionals at organizations like yours.

To this end, CFRE International is a proud partner in the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC), which began collecting data this week for its newest study of fundraising methodologies and results.

CFRE International invites and encourages CFRE certificants and charities in the U.S. and Canada to participate in this next round of important research. The survey is anonymous and analysis is by team members at the NRC.

Please complete the survey at: Winter 2017 NRC Survey

At CFRE International’s request, this year the study is also collecting data about professional fundraising certification for cross-analysis against fundraising methods and results. Participation by fundraisers with CFRE certification is especially important this year.

The survey will remain open through February 12 and should only take about 15 minutes for someone who is familiar with their organisation’s fundraising results to complete.

Eligible participants who complete the survey by February 12, 2017 will have an option to enter a drawing for one of the incentives offered by the NRC partners. Incentives include one application fee for CFRE initial or re-certification (valued up to $875), one year of membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), a conference registration to NCPP 2017, and more.

Thank you in advance for participating in this ground-breaking research co-sponsored by CFRE International! Take the survey now. The final study report will be released in April, however, when you complete the survey, you will have access to results to date.

You may also view prior NRC study summary reports at The revamped website has some nifty infographics showing survey conclusions since the NRC began in 2010.