Becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) is an exciting professional achievement that shows you go beyond by leading and committing to a higher standard.
The CFRE process measures your knowledge and skills in best practices in ethical philanthropic fundraising.
It Pays to Become Certified
In North America, where the CFRE credential’s roots date back to 1981, there is a strong correlation between CFRE certification and increased salary potential.
In the U.S., on average, mid-career CFREs earn 5 – 16% more than their non-certified counterparts. In Canada, CFREs enjoy a 14% pay bump, versus those without the credential, on average.* In addition, CFREs are in high demand internationally.
Certificants in other countries report enhanced professional opportunities and recognition from colleagues.
- Third-party validation of your knowledge, skills, and practice.
- Enhanced career opportunities. Many fundraising professionals tell us that after they earn their CFRE, they are called more often for interviews and have an edge in the job application process.
- Stronger earning potential.
- Demonstrated commitment to a career in fundraising.
You’re probably closer than you think!
The CFRE process has two parts:
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*Source: Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 2022 Compensation and Benefits Report