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 »


Reminder: CFRE Application Audits

June 27, 2016

One in every 10 CFRE applications for initial and recertification is randomly selected for audit to ensure the accuracy and validity of the data provided. This enables CFRE International to maintain the honor system for the other 90% of applications, while still meeting guidelines for independent accreditation, something no other professional certification for fundraisers offers…. Read more »


2015 CFRE International Annual Report Published

June 20, 2016

2015 was another year of achievement 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, and our fiscal strength ensures our ongoing investment in our certificants and our mission as… Read more »


Giving USA: Charitable donations hit record for second year in a row

June 16, 2016

Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015 was released this week and the findings show 2015 to be America’s most generous year ever. Donations from America’s individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $373.25 billion in 2015, setting a record for the second year in a row, whether measured… Read more »


New tools to promote CFRE certification added to the CFRE website

June 15, 2016

CFRE International is pleased to announce two new resources added to the CFRE International website to assist advocates for CFRE credentialing in promoting the valuable role that professional certification plays in both the career pathway of a fundraising professional and growing the global philanthropic sector. The newly revised Becoming a CFRE presentation slide set assists… Read more »


MCON 2016 registration discounted 10% for CFRE community

May 26, 2016

MCON gathers leaders, activists and social entrepreneurs to act and find creative solutions for social issues. This year CFRE International has partnered with the producers of MCON to offer a 10% conference registration discount to the CFRE community. MCON 2016 takes place 21-23 June at the National Geographic Society campus in Washington, DC. Inspired by… Read more »


CFRE International call for Board nominations extended through 31 May

May 19, 2016

To ensure that all CFRE credentialed fundraisers have adequate time to complete and submit nominations to the CFRE International Board of Directors , the Committee on Directorship announces that it has extended the deadline for candidate nominations through 31 May 2016. The CFRE International Board of Directors is comprised of eleven (11) individuals. Ten (10) individuals are currently certified… Read more »


Initial CFRE application deadline extended for spring 2016 testing window

May 4, 2016

CFRE International has extended the initial application deadline for the Spring 2016 CFRE Exam testing window to 31 May 2016. Thanks to longer 2016 testing windows, and our expanded network of worldwide testing centres, there is still time to Spring Forward and join the June 2016 CFRE certification class. Spring 2016 testing dates are 1 May – 30 June. Login… Read more »


CFRE International call for Board nominations is open!

May 3, 2016

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 »


CFRE International in Berlin: Photos from the German Fundraising Congress

April 28, 2016

Eva E. Aldrich, M.A., CFRE is in Berlin, Germany this week representing CFRE International at the 2016 German Fundraising Congress. Each year CFRE International travels to numerous major U.S. and international fundraising conferences to raise the profile of the CFRE credential, forge partnerships that help grow the credential, and educate the philanthropic community about the value… Read more »


Inaugural European Fundraising School in Vienna co-sponsored by CFRE International

April 20, 2016

From 27 June to 1 July Vienna’s Hotel & Palais Strudelhhof will host the first European Fundraising School. Presented by the Austrian Fundraising Association, and co-sponsored by CFRE International, The European Fundraising School’s English language curriculum will focus on the core principles of successful fundraising, and major gift acquisition. View Programme Online During the first 3 days of the school,… Read more »


Discover upcoming fundraising C.E. opportunities with My Education Finder

April 14, 2016

Education is a key requirement for your CFRE certification. With My Education Finder, CFRE International answers the call of CFRE certificants and candidates for a simple resource to identify and learn about quality continuing education offerings appropriate to your CFRE certification needs. Only programmes that have been reviewed by CFRE International and approved for CFRE education… Read more »


Congratulations New CFRE Certificants!

April 5, 2016

CFRE International is pleased to congratulate the 195 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence and service to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the first 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… Read more »


Learn About CFRE Certification First Hand at CAGP and NAYDO Conferences Next Week

March 31, 2016

If you’ll be attending either the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) or the North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) conferences nest week be sure to stop with your colleagues at the CFRE International booth in the exhibits area. We’ll be there to answer your questions about CFRE certification for fundraising professionals and how you… Read more »


CFRE International office will be closed on Friday, 25 March 2016

March 25, 2016

The CFRE International office will be closed on Friday, 25 March.  The office will reopen on Monday, 28 March 2016.


NRC Winter 2016 Report: Charitable Organizations See 2015 Increase in Total Funds Raised

March 22, 2016

The latest survey report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) is out and it shows that nearly two-thirds (65%) of surveyed charities raised more in 2015 than the year prior, a small increase over the 63% of charities reporting a year-over-year increase in 2014. However, several fundraising methods proved less likely to be successful when… Read more »


Visit the CFRE International booth at the AFP International Fundraising Conference

March 16, 2016

If you’ll be attending the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Boston, 20-22 March, be sure to visit CFRE International at booth #729 in the conference exhibit hall with your colleagues. We’ll have CFRE badge ribbons for all CFRE credentialed fundraisers and CFRE International staff, including new Certification Manager Lesley Phillips, and volunteer leaders will be on hand… Read more »


CFRE Certified Fundraisers Share Prestigious Fundraising Institute Australia Award

March 10, 2016

Our congratulations go out this week to Jennifer Doubell, CFRE and Peter Dalton, CFRE, who have been named 2016 co-recipients of the highly prestigious Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year award by the Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA). Doubell and Dalton were presented with their awards at the Fundraisers’ Gala Awards Dinner held 3 March during… Read more »


Vern Snyder, CFRE, ACFRE Named AFP 2016 Outstanding Fundraising Professional

March 3, 2016

Please join CFRE International in congratulating Vern Snyder, CFRE, ACFRE, on his selection by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as the 2016 recipient of the 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 the… Read more »


Invitation to participate: Stanford Survey on Leadership & Management in the Nonprofit Sector

February 25, 2016

CFRE certified fundraising professionals, as well as those seeking the credential, are invited to participate in the 2015-2016 Stanford Survey on Leadership and Management in the Nonprofit Sector. The goal of this research is to provide insights into the leadership and management practices of today’s nonprofit organizations. Completion of the survey is estimated to take approximately 10-15 minutes and… Read more »


Representing CFRE Certification – Representing YOU!

February 17, 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. Through conference exhibits and sponsorships, speaking engagements, and networking CFRE International is bringing the value of CFRE certification directly… Read more »


Celebrating Fundraisers Reaching CFRE Certification Milestones in 2015

February 11, 2016

CFRE International wishes acknowledge and congratulate the fundraising professionals listed below for reaching fifteen and thirty year milestones of CFRE certification in 2015. 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 »


Application deadline for CFRE exam window 2016- #1 extended to 29 February

February 4, 2016

CFRE candidates, don’t put your professional goals on hold –  there is still time to achieve your CFRE certification with the first class of 2016!  Be among the first fundraisers in 2016 to show the world their mastery of best practices in ethical fundraising by achieving CFRE certification! Thanks to longer 2016 testing windows, and… Read more »


CFRE International Weathers the Blizzard of 2016

January 28, 2016

What a storm! Whether you know it by its official name, Winter Storm Jonas, or by its nickname in the nation’s capital region, #Snowzilla, it’s likely you either heard about, or experienced, the winter storm that hit the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States last weekend.  The storm left two to three feet of snow… Read more »


Nonprofit Research Collaborative Winter 2016 Survey Opens. Share your expertise!

January 27, 2016

We hope you’ve seen the recent report by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) about fundraising campaigns. It received extensive media coverage in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, NonProfit Times, and Philanthropy News Digest, to name a few. The study showed that campaigns are working for fundraising.  If you haven’t yet reviewed the report, download a free copy here…. Read more »


Continued Growth for the CFRE Credential in 2015

January 19, 2016

2015 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 5693 as of 31 December 2015, a 4.4% increase over 2014 and a total increase of 7.8% since year-end 2013. The number of fundraisers seeking initial CFRE certification… Read more »


Application deadline for CFRE exam test window 2016-#1 approaching

January 14, 2016

CFRE candidates, don’t put your professional goals on hold – become certified with the first CFRE certification class of 2016!  Be among the first fundraisers in 2016 to show the world their mastery of best practices in ethical fundraising by achieving the CFRE certification! The application deadline for test window 2016-#1 is 31 January. Whether your application for… Read more »


Get to know the 2016 CFRE International Board of Directors

January 12, 2016

With each new year comes transition in the make up the CFRE International Board of Directors. Terms of service end and we thanks those  leaders for their service to the organization while, at the same time, newly elected Board members take their place on the CFRE International Board of Directors. For 2016, CFRE International also welcomes a… Read more »


Updated application for CFRE initial/re-certification back online

January 11, 2016

CFRE International is pleased to announce that the online application system for both initial and re-certification is now back online following technical upgrades to bring the application form into alignment the updated application requirements which took effect 1 January 2016. Click Here to login to your My CFRE account and update or submit your application…. Read more »


Campaign Fundraising on the Rise, Reports Recent NRC Study

January 6, 2016

The latest Fundraising Survey Report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) is out and it shows a major increase in the use of fundraising campaigns at charities in both the U.S. and Canada.  Compared with 2011, when 12% of respondents reported they had a structured campaign in place, 46% of charities reported being in campaigns… Read more »


Online application for CFRE initial/re-certification will go offline at Midnight EST on 1 January

December 24, 2015

Reminder: As part of the transition to updated CFRE application requirements , the online application system for both initial and re-certification will go offline at midnight EST on 1 January 2016. The applications will remain offline through the first week of January, while technical upgrades are performed to bring the application form into alignment with… Read more »


CFRE International Holiday Hours

December 21, 2015

In observance of the holiday season, the CFRE International office will be closed from Thursday, 24 December 2015 at 12:00 noon EST through Sunday 3 January 2016. The office will reopen on Monday, 4 January 2016. We wish all of the CFRE community a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!


Brazilian Fundraisers Association (ABCR) Joins CFRE International as a Participating Organisation

December 17, 2015

Alexandria, VA – 16 December 2015 – CFRE International is pleased to announce the formalisation of a new Participating Organisation partnership with the Associação Brasileira de Captadores de Recursos (ABCR). ABCR is the national membership society for Brazilian fundraisers. Founded in 1999, ABCR brings visibility to the developing fundraising profession in Brazil, promotes ethical practice… Read more »


Update: FIND A CFRE website resource technical issues resolved

December 16, 2015

The technical issues experienced last week with the FIND A CFRE resource on the CFRE International website have been resolved. Thank you for your patience as we worked with our website service provider to resolve the issue and return the FIND A CFRE resource to full functionality.


Congratulations New CFRE Certificants!

December 9, 2015

CFRE International is pleased to congratulate the over 200 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence and service to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the final CFRE exam testing window of 2015! Click here for the press release featuring the newest Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) class, who join the ranks… Read more »


Online application for CFRE initial/re-certification will be unavailable the first week of January 2016

December 3, 2015

As announced in October 2015, CFRE International will be transitioning to Updated CFRE Application Requirements for initial and re-certification beginning January 2016. As part of this transition, the online application system for both initial and re-certification will be offline the first week of January 2016 as technical upgrades are performed to bring the application form into alignment with the updated application… Read more »


CFRE International office will be closed 26 & 27 November for Thanksgiving (U.S.) holiday

November 18, 2015

The CFRE International office will be closed Thursday, 26 November and Friday, 27 November for the Thanksgiving (U.S.) holiday. The office will reopen Monday, 30 November.


CFRE International sponsors 2015 Global Awards For Fundraising presented at the International Fundraising Congress

November 4, 2015

The International Fundraising Congress, hosted by the Resource Alliance, introduced the Global Awards for Fundraising in 2010 to recognise, celebrate and inspire excellence in fundraising by individuals and organisations. “The opportunity to play a part in recognizing and celebrating the outstanding work of this year’s winners and finalists is a natural fit for CFRE International,”… Read more »


Announcing updates to the CFRE certification programme in 2016

October 14, 2015

Alexandria, VA – 14 October 2015 – CFRE International is pleased to announce exciting updates coming to the CFRE® certification programme, effective January 2016. The updates outlined below are evolutionary rather than revolutionary and reflect CFRE International’s commitment to ensuring that CFRE certification reflects both current best practices in ethical fundraising and our maturing global… Read more »


Congratulations New CFRE Certificants!

October 6, 2015

CFRE International is pleased to congratulate the 129 experienced fundraising professionals whose aspiration to the highest standards of ethics, competence and service to the philanthropic sector led them to achieve CFRE certification during the third CFRE exam testing window of 2015! Click Here for the press release featuring the newest Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) class, who join the ranks of… Read more »


Application deadline extended to 23 October for CFRE exam test window 2015 – #4

October 1, 2015

Don’t leave your professional goals on hold – there is still time make 2015 the year you achieve CFRE certification! Please share this news with colleagues. The application deadline for the final CFRE Exam test window of 2015 has been extended to 23 October 2015 to allow more candidates to take advantage of the enhanced flexibility and convenience… Read more »


AFP launches Baseline Diversity Survey for fundraising profession in partnership with CFRE International, others

October 1, 2015

At a 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Summit, the number-one identified need was the lack of research about diversity within the fundraising profession. Here’s your chance to help your organisation and the nonprofit sector in addressing this lack of critical data. CFRE International is partnering with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and several other organisations, including… Read more »


Certification Reception at AHP 2015: Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in Asia 3

September 29, 2015

Are you a CFRE attending the 2015 AHP International Conference this week in Orlando, FL? If so ,the Certification Reception for CFRE and FAHP certificants will be held on Wednesday, 30 September from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in Asia 3. That’s right before the Opening Reception in the exhibit hall where you can stop by the… Read more »


Updated – Exam scheduling issue for CFRE exam window 2015-#4 – Resolved (28 September)

September 25, 2015

CFRE International has been informed by our testing partner Pearson VUE that issue of approved CFRE candidates encountering an error reporting no seat availability when attempting to schedule their exams for testing window 2015 – #4 (17 October – 5 December) has been resolved. CFRE International thanks you for your patience.  


CFRE #hashtag for AHP International Conference attendees- #CFRE2AHP

September 24, 2015

Are you a CFRE attending the 2015 AHP International Conference next week in Orlando, FL? If so, use the hashtag #CFRE2AHP to document and share your conference experience with the CFRE community on Twitter and Facebook. Let us know about what you’re learning, great speakers and sessions, who you’re connecting with and your favorite non-conference activities… Read more »


2016 CFRE Exam Testing Windows Published

September 21, 2015

  The 2016 CFRE Examination testing windows for initial certification or re-exam takers are now available on the CFRE website. As a 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 path, writing the CFRE Exam! 2016 Testing Windows Testing Dates Application… Read more »


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

September 17, 2015

The 2015 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research went to Penelope Cagney, CFRE and Bernard Ross for their thought-provoking volume on international philanthropy, Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy, published by Wiley. It would be wonderful to see the research publication of another CFRE honored with this prestigious prize in 2016!… Read more »


Application deadline for CFRE exam test window 2015-#4 approaching

September 10, 2015

Don’t put your professional goals on hold – the last opportunity to make 2015 the year you show the world your mastery of best practices in ethical fundraising by achieving your CFRE certification is fast approaching! The application deadline for test window 2015-#4 is 30 September. Whether your application for initial certification is already complete and… Read more »