New Class of June 2018 CFREs Announced!

June 22, 2018

CFRE International congratulates the 115 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence, and commitment to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the second CFRE exam testing window of 2018! View the new CFREs via our press release to see who joins the ranks of over 6,100… Read more »


15 July application deadline is rapidly approaching

June 18, 2018

CFRE candidates, mark your calendars and work to complete your application by the 15 July application deadline! Whether your application for initial certification is already complete and just needs to be submitted, or you need to login to your application and add your most recent continuing education, professional experience, or professional practice accomplishments – plan… Read more »


Celebrating CFREs reaching certification milestones in 2018

June 15, 2018

CFRE International wishes acknowledge and congratulate the fundraising professionals listed below for reaching 15- and 30-year milestones of CFRE certification in 2018. Their long term commitment to CFRE certification demonstrates remarkable dedication to professional standards for ethical best practice in philanthropic fundraising and lifelong professional learning. Please join us in congratulating these leaders in the… Read more »


Congratulations to the CFRE scholarship winners in Brazil!

June 13, 2018

On 7 June at the ABCR Festival of Fundraising in São Paulo, CFRE President and CEO Eva Aldrich drew the names of three fundraising professionals. Each will receive a scholarship for the cost of the CFRE application. The CFRE credential continues to expand globally, and we look forward to building a strong base of CFREs… Read more »


Get your spot now for the 21 June CFRE Application Process: Step by Step webinar!

May 30, 2018

Learn more about becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and see best practices for how to fill out the application! CFRE Certification Manager Lesley Phillips will also answer your questions live on the call so you can feel prepared and confident when assembling your application. Join us for this free webinar 21 June from:… Read more »


Register Now: New Webinar for Fundraising Professionals in Austria & Germany

May 11, 2018

TITLE How to Become a CFRE: A Special Presentation for Fundraising Professionals in Austria & Germany CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW DATE 30 May 2018 from 3 – 4 p.m. CET COST Free Learn more about becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and how it can boost your career. It is the only globally-recognised,… Read more »


Legislative Alert: Louisiana House Bill 748

May 9, 2018

A bill is moving through the Louisiana legislature that would prohibit nongovernmental professional credentialing, such as CFRE and ACFRE, and AFP and CFRE International are asking members in the state to contact their State Senators immediately! House Bill 748, the Occupational Licensing Review Act, would restrict any references to “certification” or “registration” for professional credentialing… Read more »


Register Now: New Webinar for New Zealand Fundraising Professionals

May 7, 2018

TITLE How to Become a CFRE: A Special Presentation for NZ Fundraising Professionals CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW DATE 30 May 2018 TIME 12 – 1 p.m. COST Free Learn about the benefits of becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive and what the application and process entails. If you’re looking to accelerate your fundraising career… Read more »


CFRE International Call for Board Nominations Is Open!

April 26, 2018

The CFRE International Committee on Directorship announces that it will accept nominations for candidates to serve as members of the CFRE International Board of Directors. The CFRE International Board of Directors is comprised of eleven (11) individuals. Ten (10) individuals are currently certified fundraising professionals; one (1) is a member of the public at large…. Read more »


CFRE Application Process: Step by Step Webinar Recording Now Available

April 25, 2018

Learn more about becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and see best practices for how to fill out the application! View the webinar now This 70-minute webinar covers: Who is CFRE? What is certification? What distinguishes CFRE? Why pursue professional certification? Certification process CFRE examination How do I study? Online resources Timeline after the… Read more »


Good news! Application Deadline Extended to 30 April

April 17, 2018

If you’re ready to sit for the CFRE exam in the 15 April – 15 June testing window but just need to put the finishing touches on your application and submit it, you’re in luck! Submit your application by 30 April and you’ll be all set to sit for the exam in the 15 April… Read more »


Say Hello at the AFP International Fundraising Conference

April 3, 2018

If you’re attending the AFP International Fundraising Conference later this month and you or your colleagues are interested in learning more about the CFRE process, join us for the session, “How to Become a CFRE.” CFRE International President and CEO Eva Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, (CFRE, 2001 – 2016) will lead the session Sunday, 15 April… Read more »


15 April Application Deadline is Fast Approaching

April 3, 2018

CFRE candidates, the 15 April application deadline for the next CFRE exam testing window is nearly here. Now is the time to take action so you can be ready to sit for the CFRE exam during the 15 April – 15 June testing window! Whether your application for initial certification is already complete and just… Read more »


Put your hands together for the new class of March 2018 CFREs!

March 20, 2018

CFRE International congratulates the 110 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence, and commitment to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the first CFRE exam testing window of 2018! View the press release featuring the names of the newest Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) class, who join… Read more »


Hurry! 15 April is last day to submit your application for next testing window

February 27, 2018

Don’t miss your chance to sit for the CFRE exam in the 15 April – 15 June 2018 testing window. Your application must be submitted and approved by 15 April. Contact succeed@cfre.org with questions or for assistance.


CFRE International office will be closed 19 February 2018

February 13, 2018

In observance of the Presidents Day holiday, the CFRE International office will be closed Monday, 19 February. The office will re-open on 20 February.


CFRE Welcomes the Texas Association of Community College Foundations as Newest Participating Organisation

January 23, 2018

On 23 January 2018, the Texas Association of Community College Foundations (TACCF) became a Participating Organisation of CFRE International. The partnership signifies CFRE International’s continued commitment to work with fundraising professionals at higher learning institutions. TACCF joins 24 other CFRE Participating Organisations, all of which are dedicated to encouraging the highest levels of professionalism and… Read more »


Application deadline extended for first 2018 CFRE exam window

January 22, 2018

CFRE International has extended the initial application deadline for the first 2018 CFRE exam testing window to 31 January 2018. Keep your New Year’s resolution to start 2018 off by becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive! Make this your best fundraising professional development year yet. Testing dates are 15 January – 15 March 2018. Our… Read more »


CFRE International office will be closed 15 January 2018

January 10, 2018

In observance of the U.S. holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the CFRE International office will be closed on 15 January. The office will reopen with normal business hours on 16 January.


CFRE International hosts CEO Asian Reception in Hong Kong

December 19, 2017

“International Perspectives on Professional Fundraising for Social Change” was the keynote address given by Dr. Darwin Chen at CFRE International’s CEO Asian Reception in Hong Kong. The reception, which was held at the Happy Valley Clubhouse of the Hong Kong Jockey Club on 12 December 2017, brought together CEOs and other leaders of nonprofit organizations,… Read more »


CFRE International Holiday Hours

December 15, 2017

In observance of the holiday season, the CFRE International office will close at 5:00 pm EST Friday, 22 December 2017 and remain closed through Monday, 1 January 2018. The office will reopen on Tuesday, 2 January 2018. We wish all of the CFRE community a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!


China Association of Fundraising Professionals joins CFRE International as a Participating Organization

December 14, 2017

CFRE International is pleased to welcome the China Association of Fundraising Professionals (CAFP) as a new Participating Organization. The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding at the China Fundraising Professionals Forum in Shanghai, China, on 8 December 2017. As a Participating Organization, the China Association of Fundraising Professionals joins 23 other fundraising associations and… Read more »


Application deadline for first 2018 CFRE exam window approaching

December 14, 2017

CFRE candidates, don’t put your professional goals on hold — earn your CFRE as part of the first certification class of 2018 and show the world your mastery of best practices in ethical fundraising! The 15 January application deadline for the first CFRE exam testing window of 2018 is fast approaching. Whether your application for… Read more »


Korea Society of Philanthropy joins CFRE International as a Participating Organization

December 7, 2017

CFRE International is pleased to welcome the Korea Society of Philanthropy (KSoP) as a new Participating Organization. The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding at the Korea Society of Philanthropy Forum in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 5 December 2017. As a Participating Organization, the Korea Society of Philanthropy is one of 23 fundraising… Read more »


Congratulations to the December 2017 class of new CFRE credentialed fundraisers!

December 6, 2017

Please join CFRE International in congratulating the 210 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence, and commitment to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the final CFRE exam testing window of 2017! Click Here for the press release featuring the newest Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)… Read more »


CFRE International office will be closed 23 & 24 November for Thanksgiving (U.S.) holiday

November 16, 2017

The CFRE International office will be closed Thursday, 23 November and Friday, 24 November for the Thanksgiving (U.S.) holiday. This, and every year, CFRE International is thankful for the thousands of fundraising professionals who demonstrate their shared commitment to a world where philanthropy is practiced in an environment of trust, respect, and accountability through CFRE… Read more »


Connect with CFRE International at AFP Toronto Congress

November 16, 2017

CFRE International is excited to be participating as an exhibitor at the AFP Toronto Congress, November 20-22 2017. Hosted by the AFP Toronto Chapter at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress brings together nearly 1000 fundraising professionals annually to participate in the best known three-day conference for fundraisers in Canada. If you’ll be attending… Read more »


Evaluating the CFRE International brand and brand promise

November 5, 2017

CFRE International is in the process of evaluating our brand and brand promise and we’re working with Achieve, a noted research and marketing agency for causes, to conduct the brand audit. As part of the brand audit process, Achieve distributed a brief survey by e-mail last week to all current CFRE certificants, along with some… Read more »


CFRE International office will be closed 10 November for Veteran’s Day (U.S.) holiday

November 4, 2017

In observance of the Veteran’s Day (U.S.) holiday, the CFRE International office will be closed Friday, 10 November. The office will re-open Monday, 13 November.


Mid-year fundraising study bodes well for 2017 year-end

October 31, 2017

The Summer 2017 Nonprofit Fundraising Study report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) is out and it offers some encouraging findings for U.S. and Canadian charities.  As of mid-year, three-quarters (75%) of surveyed charitable nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada report being on-track to meet their 2017 fundraising goals. That 75% figure represents the highest mid-year… Read more »


Representing CFRE Certification – Representing YOU!

October 17, 2017

Throughout the year CFRE International travels to both U.S. and international fundraising conferences to raise the profile of the CFRE credential, forge partnerships, and educate the philanthropic community about the value and importance of CFRE certification. Through conference exhibits and sponsorships, speaking engagements, and networking CFRE International is bringing the value of CFRE certification directly to… Read more »


Application deadline extended for final 2017 CFRE exam window

October 5, 2017

There is still time to make 2017 the year you earn the professional credibility and distinction that CFRE certification affords. CFRE International has extended the initial application deadline for the final 2017 CFRE Exam testing window to 31 October 2017. Our expansive, worldwide network of Pearson VUE testing centres makes scheduling and writing the CFRE exam more convenient that ever! Login… Read more »


The CFRE International office will be closed Monday, 9 October

October 4, 2017

The CFRE International office is closed Monday, 9 October in observance of the Columbus Day (U.S.) holiday.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, 10 October.


Honoring the passing of FINZ CEO David Irving

September 27, 2017

On September 21st, the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) and the fundraising community generally, was saddened to hear of the sudden passing of the FINZ CEO, David Irving. David sadly died less than a year after he took the helm (CEO) of FINZ, an organisation where he made a big impact, making important changes… Read more »


Scam e-mail alert: “Help Support Grace” e-mail not associated with CFRE International

September 26, 2017

Thanks to a member of the CFRE community we have become aware of a scam e-mail appearing to come from a CFRE International e-mail address and using a version of the CFRE logo. The subject line of this e-mail is “Help Support Grace”. Please do not respond to or make donations based on these e-mails!… Read more »


Congratulations to the September 2017 class of new CFRE certificants!

September 19, 2017

Please join CFRE International in congratulating the 155 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence and commitment to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the third CFRE exam testing window of 2017! Click Here for the press release featuring the newest Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) class, who join the ranks of over… Read more »


The CFRE Practice Exam maintenance complete, normal service restored

September 12, 2017

The server upgrade for the CFRE Practice Exam site has been completed and normal service has been restored.


Application deadline for final 2017 CFRE exam window approaching

September 7, 2017

CFRE candidates, don’t put your professional goals on hold – be part of the next group of  fundraising professionals to demonstrate mastery of international best practices in ethical fundraising as a CFRE! The 30 September application deadline for the final CFRE exam testing window of 2017 is fast approaching. Whether your application for initial certification is already complete and… Read more »


CFRE application updates completed

August 24, 2017

Routine maintenance and updates to the web-based application forms for CFRE initial certification and recertification have been completed. The application forms are now back online and available for use. Should you run into any questions when starting or updating you application please contact succeed@cfre.org for assistance. We apologize for any inconvenience the updates may have … Read more »


Information About CFRE International’s Privacy Policy

August 23, 2017

CFRE International is the only accredited certification for fundraisers, leading the international fundraising community in promoting best practices in ethical fundraising. As a key part of this, we understand that we must provide our candidates and certificants with the best service possible, and we recognize that building a long-term relationship with you depends a great… Read more »


CFRE International announces Board of Directors election results

August 23, 2017

Alexandria, VA – 23 August 2017 – CFRE International is pleased to announce the election of Elizabeth LeClair, CFRE (Halifax, Canada); Jeffrey M. Norris, CFRE (New Westminster, Canada); and public member Mary Tschirhart, Ph.D, MBA (Columbus, OH) to three year terms (2018-2020) on the CFRE International Board of Directors. The slate of LeClair, Norris, and… Read more »


2018 CFRE Exam testing windows published

August 9, 2017

The 2018 CFRE Exam testing windows are now available on the CFRE website.  As a CFRE candidate moves toward completing their application for initial certification they will want to review these important dates to plan when they’ll take the next big step on their fundraising career pathway, taking the CFRE exam!


CFRE International launches online CFRE practice exam

August 3, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CFRE International launches online CFRE practice exam   Alexandria, VA – 2 August 2017 – CFRE International, the internationally accredited leader in certification for fundraising professionals, is pleased to announce the launch of the new CFRE practice exam online. The CFRE practice exam is a study aid to help fundraising professionals… Read more »


Class of 2020 Board of Directors election ballots have been distributed

July 26, 2017

CFRE International Board of Directors election ballots and voting instructions were distributed by e-mail on Tuesday, 25 July. The ballot e-mails were sent to all current CFRE certificants (expiration 30 September 2017 or greater) with a valid e-mail addresses on file in their CFRE record. To help you locate your ballot e-mail, the e-mail subject line reads “Your 2017… Read more »


CFRE Certification Awarded Prestigious International Accreditation

July 18, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification Awarded Prestigious International Accreditation   Alexandria, VA – 18 July 2017 – CFRE International, the global leader in standard setting and certification for fundraising professionals, announced today that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has accredited the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification under the… Read more »


CFRE International Board of Directors election opens week of 24 July

July 13, 2017

Current CFREs should check their e-mail inboxes the week of 24-28 July for information and voting instructions to cast their ballot on the Class of 2020 CFRE International Board of Directors election slate. The ballot e-mails will be sent to all current CFRE certificants (expiration 30 September 2017 or greater) with a valid e-mail addresses on… Read more »


2016 CFRE International Annual Report Published

June 28, 2017

2016 was a year marked by new achievements and progress for CFRE International and the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential, which remains strong as the only accredited, globally-recognized credential for fundraising professionals. The number of Certified Fund Raising Executives continues to grow worldwide, over 6000 at 2016 year-end, and our fiscal strength ensures our ongoing investment in CFRE… Read more »


Congratulations to the June 2017 class of new CFRE certificants!

June 21, 2017

Please join CFRE International in congratulating the 164 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence and commitment to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the second CFRE exam testing window of 2017! Click here for the press release featuring the newest Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) class, who join the ranks of over 6,000 CFRE… Read more »


Celebrating CFRE certified fundraisers reaching certification milestones in 2017

June 15, 2017

CFRE International wishes acknowledge and congratulate the fundraising professionals listed below for reaching fifteen and thirty year milestones of CFRE certification in 2017. Their long term commitment to CFRE certification demonstrates remarkable dedication to professional standards for ethical best practice in philanthropic fundraising and lifelong professional learning. Please join us in congratulating these leaders in the… Read more »


European Fundraising School in Vienna co-sponsored by CFRE International

June 7, 2017

From 26 – 30 June, Vienna’s Hotel & Palais Strudelhhof will host the European Fundraising School presented by the Austrian Fundraising Association, and co-sponsored by CFRE International. The European Fundraising School’s English language curriculum places emphasis on the core principles of successful fundraising and fundraising innovation. Led by internationally renown trainers Eva Aldrich, M.A., CAE, (CFRE 2001-2016) and Jacob Finnbjørn Møllemose,… Read more »


Application deadline for summer 2017 CFRE exam window approaching

June 1, 2017

CFRE candidates, don’t put your professional goals on hold – be part of the next group of  fundraising professionals to demonstrate mastery of international best practices in ethical fundraising as a CFRE! The 5 July application deadline for the summer CFRE exam testing window is fast approaching. Whether your application for initial certification is already complete and just needs to be submitted,… Read more »


Can’t make it to DC for MCON 2017? Register for the free livestream instead.

June 1, 2017

Achieve, the organizers of MCON 2017, understand that not everyone can make it to Washington, DC on 5-6 June to attend the conference in-person. They also don’t want you to miss out on all the action and speakers that make MCON great! Members of the CFRE community are invited to register for the Free Conference Livestream and take part in as much… Read more »


CFRE International office will be closed 29 May for Memorial Day (U.S.) holiday

May 26, 2017

In observance of the Memorial Day (U.S.) holiday, the CFRE International office is closed Monday, 29 May. The office will re-open Tuesday 30 May.


MCON 2017 registration discounted 30 percent for CFRE community

May 11, 2017

CFRE International has partnered with Achieve, the agency that hosts  MCON, to offer a thirty percent conference registration discount for members of the CFRE community wishing to attend the 5 – 6 June conference at the Newseum in Washington, DC. MCON is an annual event that brings together nonprofit leaders, activists and entrepreneurs to understand today’s… Read more »


CFRE International call for Board nominations is open!

May 9, 2017

The CFRE International Committee on Directorship announces that it will accept nominations for candidates to serve as members of the CFRE International Board of Directors. The CFRE International Board of Directors is comprised of eleven (11) individuals. Ten (10) individuals are currently certified fundraising professionals; one (1) is a member of the public at large. A recommended… Read more »


Fewer Charities Grew Fundraising Receipts, Met Fundraising Goals in 2016

May 1, 2017

The Winter 2017 Nonprofit Fundraising Study report is out and it shows that 60 percent of responding charities raised more in 2016 than the year prior. While a solid majority of charities reported raising more in 2016, the 60 percent figure represents a statistically significant decline from the 65 percent of charities that reported year-over-year… Read more »


Visit with CFRE International at AFP ICON booth # 836

April 27, 2017

If you’ll be attending the AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, 30 April – 2 May, be sure to visit CFRE International at booth #836 in the conference exhibit hall with your colleagues. We’ll have CFRE badge ribbons and pins for CFRE credentialed fundraisers and CFRE International staff, including President and CEO Eva E. Aldrich, and volunteer leaders will… Read more »


Three CFRE certificants honored as Outstanding Young Fundraising Professionals

April 13, 2017

Three of the younger members of our community of CFRE certified fundraising professionals have recently been named to the first group of five Outstanding Young Fundraising Professionals by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Please join CFRE International in congratulating Nicholas Kulik , CFRE, Kayleigh Rae Stampfler, CFRE, and Jessica Wroblewski, CFRE on achieving this… Read more »


Spring holiday office closure – Friday, 14 April

April 13, 2017

The CFRE International office will be closed on Friday, 14 April.  The office will reopen on Monday, 17 April 2017.


Barbara J. Coury, CFRE Named AFP’s 2017 CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional

April 5, 2017

Please join CFRE International in congratulating Barbara J. Coury, CFRE, on her selection by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as the 2017 recipient of the CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional award. The Outstanding Fundraising Professional award is the highest honor that AFP bestows upon its members, recognizing effective, creative and stimulating leadership as well as… Read more »


Application deadline for spring CFRE exam window extended to 30 April

April 5, 2017

CFRE candidates, don’t leave your professional goals on hold – there is still time to be among the next group of fundraising professionals to demonstrate mastery of best practices in ethical fundraising by achieving CFRE certification! CFRE International has extended the initial application deadline for the spring 2017 CFRE Exam testing window to 30 April 2017. Our expansive, worldwide… Read more »


Representing CFRE Certification – Representing YOU!

March 30, 2017

Throughout the year CFRE International travels to both U.S. and international fundraising conferences to raise the profile of the CFRE credential, forge partnerships, and educate the philanthropic community about the value and importance of CFRE certification. Through conference exhibits and sponsorships, speaking engagements, and networking CFRE International is bringing the value of CFRE certification directly to… Read more »


Congratulations New CFRE Certificants!

March 21, 2017

CFRE International is pleased to congratulate the 158 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence and commitment to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the first CFRE exam testing window of 2017! Click here for the press release featuring the newest Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) class, who join the ranks of over… Read more »


National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers joins CFRE International as a Participating Organisation

March 14, 2017

Alexandria, VA – 15 March 2017 – CFRE International is pleased to welcome the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO) as a new Participating Organisation partner. The National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO) had its genesis with a 1987 meeting held at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. The association is a cooperative venture of academically-based… Read more »


Application deadline for spring 2017 CFRE exam window approaching

March 9, 2017

CFRE candidates, don’t put your professional goals on hold – “spring forward” and be part of the next group of  fundraising professionals to demonstrate mastery of international best practices in ethical fundraising as a CFRE! The 5 April application deadline for the spring CFRE testing window is fast approaching. Whether your application for initial certification is already complete and just needs… Read more »


CFRE certified fundraisers receive prestigious Fundraising Institute Australia awards

March 2, 2017

Our congratulations go out this week to Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) 2017 award winners Jo Garner, FFIA, CFRE and Charlotte Sangster, EMFIA, CFRE. Both were honored at the Fundraisers’ Gala Awards Dinner held 23 February, during the 2017 FIA Conference on Australia’s Gold Coast. Jo Garner, FFIA, CFRE, who first achieved CFRE certification in 2007,… Read more »


The CFRE International office will be closed Monday, 20 February

February 16, 2017

In observance of the Presidents Day (U.S.) holiday, the CFRE International office will closed Monday, 20 February. The office will reopen Tuesday, 21 February.


CFRE certification programme policies updated

February 2, 2017

CFRE International has policies and procedures in place which govern the administration of the CFRE programme. As part of the process to pursue ANSI accreditation for the CFRE credential, the CFRE International staff and Board of Directors undertook a comprehensive policy review to modernize these programme policies and ensure compliance required for accreditation under the… Read more »


Celebrating CFRE certified fundraisers reaching certification milestones in 2016

February 1, 2017

CFRE International wishes acknowledge and congratulate the fundraising professionals listed below for reaching fifteen and thirty year milestones of CFRE certification in 2016. Their long term commitment to CFRE certification demonstrates remarkable dedication to professional standards for ethical best practice in philanthropic fundraising and lifelong professional learning. Please join us in congratulating these leaders in the… Read more »


Participate in the NRC winter survey to advance fundraising knowledge

January 25, 2017

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… Read more »


Three CFRE certificants among first cohort of AFP Fellows

January 19, 2017

Three members of our community of CFRE certified fundraising professionals were recently honoured by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as members of its first cohort of six Distinguished Fellows. Please join CFRE International in congratulating Richard Paul Bragga, CFRE, JD, FAFP, Grant Martin, CFRE, FAFP, and David Tinker, CFRE, FAFP on this recognition of… Read more »


The CFRE International office will be closed Monday, 16 & Friday, 20 January

January 12, 2017

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day (U.S.) holiday, the CFRE International office will closed Monday, 16 January. The CFRE International office will also be closed Friday, 20 January due to the U.S. Presidential Inauguration taking place in Washington, DC.


CFRE certifications top 6000 worldwide at 2016 year-end

January 11, 2017

With total CFRE certifications passing 6000 worldwide as of 31 December, 2016 marked another year of strong growth for CFRE International and the CFRE credential! Overall, the number of professional fundraisers worldwide holding the CFRE credential increased to 6073 at year-end, up 6.7% over the 2015 year-end total of 5693 and an increase of 15%… Read more »


Application deadline for first CFRE exam window of 2017 extended to 31 January

January 5, 2017

CFRE candidates, don’t leave your professional goals on hold – there is still time to be among the first fundraisers of 2017 to demonstrate their mastery of best practices in ethical fundraising by achieving CFRE certification! CFRE International has extended the initial application deadline for the first 2017 CFRE Exam testing window to 31 January 2017…. Read more »


CFRE International Holiday Hours

December 15, 2016

In observance of the holiday season, the CFRE International office will be closed from Friday, 23 December 2016 at 5:00 pm EST through Monday, 2 January 2017. The office will reopen on Tuesday, 3 January 2017. We wish all of the CFRE community a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!


Application deadline for first 2017 CFRE exam testing window approaching

December 15, 2016

CFRE candidates, don’t put your professional goals on hold – become certified with the first CFRE certification class of 2017 and be among the first fundraisers of the new year to show the world your mastery of best practices in ethical fundraising! The 5 January application deadline for the first CFRE testing window of 2017 is fast approaching. Whether your application… Read more »


Congratulations New CFRE Certificants!

December 6, 2016

CFRE International is pleased to congratulate the 191 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence and commitment to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the final CFRE exam testing window of 2016! Click here for the press release featuring the newest Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) class, who join the ranks of over… Read more »


CFRE Board member’s #ThanksGivingTuesday program stands out, draws kudos

December 1, 2016

In the flood of #GivingTuesday emails washing over The Agitator’s in-boxes yesterday, one powerful message stood out. Marked #ThanksGivingTuesday the message came from Concordia College-New York and was the brainchild of CFRE International Vice Chair, Heather R. McGinness, CNM, CFRE. Heather is the VP of Advancement at Concordia.The message was accompanied by a video which beyond doing… Read more »


Five-year retrospective report on the Millennial Impact Project released by Achieve

December 1, 2016

Earlier this week cause-focused research and marketing agency Achieve, with the support of the Case Foundation, released a retrospective report covering the past five years of their Millennial Impact Report data. The report signals an evolving understanding of how millennials support and get involved with cause-based efforts and the nonprofits working in those areas. Thus far the… Read more »


CFRE International office will be closed 24 & 25 November for Thanksgiving (U.S.) holiday

November 22, 2016

The CFRE International office will be closed Thursday, 24 November and Friday, 25 November for the Thanksgiving (U.S.) holiday. The office will reopen Monday, 28 November.


The CFRE International office is moving (locally)

November 17, 2016

Update your address books. After nearly six years in its current space, the CFRE International headquarters are moving effective 5 December 2016. CFRE International’s new business address will be: CFRE International 225 Reinekers Lane Suite 625 Alexandria, VA 22314 United States The new office space provides numerous advantages for the organisation. While technically smaller than the current office… Read more »


Check-in with CFRE International at AFP Toronto Congress

November 16, 2016

    CFRE International is excited to be participating as an exhibitor at the AFP Toronto Congress, November 21-23 2016. Hosted by the AFP Toronto Chapter at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress brings together nearly 1000 fundraising professionals annually to participate in the best known three-day conference for fundraisers in Canada. If you’ll be attending… Read more »


CFRE International office will be closed 11 November for Veteran’s Day (U.S.) holiday

November 8, 2016

In observance of the Veteran’s Day (U.S.) holiday, the CFRE International office is closed Friday, 11 November. The office will re-open Monday, 14 November.


CFRE International announces strategic priorities through 2019

November 7, 2016

Earlier this year CFRE International involved stakeholders representing partner organization leadership, nonprofit academic centers, current Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certificants, and CFRE volunteer leadership in a comprehensive strategic planning process. The resulting 2016-2019 CFRE International Strategic Priorities, which we are pleased to share today, recognize that the organization and the credential have advanced significantly… Read more »


The 2016 CFRE Certificant Survey opens next week

October 27, 2016

Current CFREs, please be on the lookout for your invitation to participate in the 2016 CFRE Certificant Survey, coming to your e-mail inbox next week. CFRE International seeks to elevate the global profession of philanthropic fundraising through CFRE certification for experienced fundraising professionals. As a current CFRE, your participation in the annual CFRE Certificant Survey… Read more »


Nomination Deadline is 1 November for the AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize

October 13, 2016

Each year, the AFP Research Council awards the Skystone Partners Prize for Research to the author (or authors) of a book that contributes substantially to the knowledge and understanding of fundraising or philanthropic behavior. For 2014-2015 the prize went to Penelope Cagney, CFRE and Bernard Ross for their thought-provoking volume on international philanthropy, Global Fundraising: How… Read more »


Application deadline extended for final 2016 CFRE exam window

October 12, 2016

There is still time to make 2016 the year you earn the professional credibility that CFRE certification affords. CFRE International has extended the initial application deadline for the final 2016 CFRE Exam testing window to 31 October 2016. Thanks to longer 2016 testing windows and our expanded network of worldwide testing centres, there is still time to join the nearly… Read more »


CFRE International office is closed Monday, 10 October

October 10, 2016

The CFRE International office is closed Monday, 10 October in observance of the Columbus Day (U.S.) holiday.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, 11 October.


Congratulations New CFRE Certificants!

October 4, 2016

CFRE International is pleased to congratulate the 136 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence and commitment to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the third CFRE exam testing window of 2016! Click here for the press release featuring the newest Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) class, who join the ranks of over… Read more »


Rogare fundraising ethics initiative involves CFRE International Board members

September 22, 2016

Following a year of intense media scrutiny, U.K. fundraising think tank Rogare has undertaken an initiative to evaluate fundraising’s existing professional ethics and ultimately propose an enhanced ethical decision-making framework for the fundraising profession. Three members of the CFRE International Board of Directors, Heather McGinness, CNM, CFRE, Clive Pedley, CFRE, FFINZ, and Lesley Ray, MBus, CFRE,… Read more »


Moved? Changed jobs? Update your MyCFRE user account information online

September 15, 2016

Have you changed jobs, moved or simply changed e-mail addresses since the last time you visited your MyCFRE online user account? If so, your contact details and professional demographics are likely out of date. Help CFRE International maintain an accurate picture of the global CFRE community and reach you with important information about CFRE certification… Read more »


Application deadline for final 2016 CFRE exam testing window approaching

September 15, 2016

Don’t put your professional goals on hold – the last opportunity to make 2016 the year you achieve CFRE certification and show the world your mastery of best practices in ethical fundraising is fast approaching! The application deadline for the final CFRE testing window of the year is 30 September. Whether your application for initial certification… Read more »


Representing CFRE Certification – Representing YOU!

September 8, 2016

Throughout the year CFRE International travels to major U.S. and international fundraising conferences to raise the profile of the CFRE credential, forge partnerships and educate the philanthropic community about the value and importance of CFRE certification for fundraising professionals. Through conference exhibits, sponsorships and speaking engagements, CFRE International is promoting the value of CFRE certification… Read more »


2017 CFRE Exam testing windows published

August 30, 2016

The 2017 CFRE Exam testing windows are now available on the CFRE website.  As a CFRE candidate moves toward completing their certification application they will want to review these important dates to plan when they’ll take the next big step on their career growth pathway, writing the CFRE Exam!


CFRE International announces Board of Directors election results

August 18, 2016

Alexandria, VA – 18 August 2016 – CFRE International is pleased to announce the election of Thomas P. Berekoff, M.A., CFRE (Edmonton, Canada); Vincent Law, CFRE, MInstF(Dip) (Hong Kong, China); Vice Chair Heather R. McGinness, CNM, CFRE (Bronxville, NY); and Lesley Ray, CFRE, FFIA (Brisbane, Australia) to three year terms (2017-2019) on the CFRE International… Read more »


Is your organisation on track to reach its 2016 fundraising goals?

August 4, 2016

CFRE International invites you to take a very short survey from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative about your organisation’s fundraising results so far in 2016.  For charities raising funds in the U.S., there are 3 additional questions about charitable giving in relation to the presidential campaign cycle. CFRE International is a proud partner of the Nonprofit… Read more »


Application deadline extended for August/September CFRE exam testing window

August 3, 2016

Don’t leave your professional goals on hold – make 2016 the year you show the world your mastery of best practices in ethical fundraising by achieving your CFRE certification!  CFRE International has extended the initial application deadline for the Aug.-Sept. 2016 CFRE Exam testing window to 30 August 2016. Thanks to longer 2016 testing windows, and our expanded network of… Read more »


Report: CFRE certification continues to correlate positively with salary

July 28, 2016

Earlier this month the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released its 2016 Compensation and Benefits Report. Survey respondents, active AFP members in the United States and Canada, were asked to report their salary and benefits for calendar year 2015 with monetary values shown in the respondents own currency (U.S. dollars for United States respondents and Canadian… Read more »


Class of 2019 Board of Directors election ballots have been distributed

July 14, 2016

CFRE International Board of Directors election ballots and voting instructions were distributed by e-mail on Friday, 15 July. The ballot e-mails were sent to all current CFRE certificants (expiration 30 September 2016 or greater) with a valid e-mail addresses on file in their CFRE record. To help you locate your ballot e-mail, the e-mail subject line reads “Your 2016… Read more »


Congratulations New CFRE Certificants!

July 7, 2016

CFRE International is pleased to congratulate the 160 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence and commitment to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the second CFRE exam testing window of 2016! Click here for the press release featuring the newest Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) class, who join the ranks of over… Read more »