A guide to CFRE International resources

Whether you’re a candidate for the CFRE credential, a current CFRE, a member of one of our Participating Organisations, a donor, an employer, or simply someone who is curious about philanthropy and fundraising, we have resources for you.  Below is a quick guide to what you will find under each of the headings on this page’s left-hand menu.

Whenever possible, our resources are made available as PDF documents for your convenience.

For CFRE Candidates

CFRE Candidate Handbook, test content outline, resource reading list, glossary of fundraising terms, exam scheduling guide, and more.

Announcing New CFREs

Press releases listing names of new CFREs.

News & Events

The latest news about CFRE International.

E-News Archives

Back issues of our e-newsletters.

Marketing Toolkit

Presentations and marketing materials for promoting the CFRE credential.

Ethics and Accountability

Donor Bill of Rights, International Statement of Ethical Principles in fundraising, and CFRE Accountability Standards.


Frequently referenced policies on initial certification, recertification, and appeals and grievances.

2016 CFRE Programme Updates

Information regarding updates to the CFRE Test Content Outline, Resources Reading List, and application requirements for initial CFRE certification and recertification.