Below you will find materials provided to assist you in understanding and promoting the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential.

Please do not hesitate to contact CFRE International directly if you have any questions. For information on the 2016 CFRE programme updates, please click the link on the left.


CFRE International’s Mission/Vision/Values


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Top 10 Reasons to be CFRE Certified

Great as an item in a newsletter, a link on a website, or a handout at your next event, this top ten list illustrates the value of becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).


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“Becoming a CFRE” Presentation Slides/Handouts

Used as presentatiion slides or as handouts, this presentation explains professional certification as a CFRE, including the application process, requirements, and why candidates should consider pursuing it.


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Educational Certificate vs. Professional Certification

This simple comparison of the differences between a professional certification and an educational certificate helps dispel commonly held misconceptions and provide the rationale for pursing one or both.


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CFRE Application Summary Flyer

Print this one page color PDF as a handout for events or use it as a linked document on your website to provide additional information about the CFRE certification process. The document provides a complete overview of initial CFRE certification, including the value the credential provides, the steps to CFRE certification and the application requirements for initial certification.


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International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising

The International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising was created by a consortium of peak fundraising bodies from more than 20 countries. It has been endorsed by numerous organisations, including CFRE International.


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Donor Bill of Rights

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organisations, including CFRE International.


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Our Profession, Our CFRE

This document looks at how CFRE International works to benefit your career and the fundraising profession.