Support your staff’s pursuit of fundraising excellence
For more than 40 years, the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification has been the signifier of a professional fundraiser committed to ethical best practices.
When your staff earn their CFRE, they bring even greater talent and know-how to your fundraising department.
In fact, 92% of CFREs say the certification has increased their on-the-job confidence.
Why? Because the rigorous CFRE process ensures your staff have a 360-degree understanding of ethical, best-practice fundraising.
Confidence is the backbone of successful asks, winning grant applications, forward-thinking strategies, and more.
Employer-supported training is the future
Ready to be an employer of choice? In a Udemy survey, 80% of employees said learning and development opportunities would help them feel more engaged in their work.
However, a mere 32% of employees are very satisfied with their organization’s commitment to PD. Employees are actively ready to broaden their skills via meaningful learning opportunities.
Investing in professional development does more than just create a positive work environment with lower turnover. It is key to succession planning and positioning your people for internal advancement.
Supporting your team’s CFRE candidates
More than 50% of employers support the cost of their staff pursuing CFRE initial certification. You can get involved by:
- Contributing to part or all of the cost of the CFRE initial application fee
- Providing days off to study and/or sit for the exam
- Purchasing books from the Resource Reading List (remember most candidates read one – three books) or other study aids
Did you know some employers ask their fundraising staff to pay the initial certification fee upfront and reimburse once the candidate has successfully passed the CFRE exam? This is a no-risk avenue for you to demonstrate your support.
To learn more about how the CFRE can position your fundraising staff for future, contact email@example.com.