Commit. Excel. Lead.

Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFREs) are leaders equipped with the know-how to meet fundraising challenges head-on and get the job done.

When you become a CFRE, you’ve proven your knowledge of ethical, best practice fundraising.

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Confidence, Ethics, & Professionalism in Fundraising

By earning the only accredited, globally-recognized fundraising credential, you demonstrate you go above and beyond by committing to the highest standards in all facets of your work.

As a CFRE, you have met a set of requirements and successfully passed the CFRE Exam. This gives employers, colleagues, donors, and beyond assurance they can put their trust in you.

The CFRE Credential Opens New Career Doors

CFREs report* the credential provides:

  • Increased on-the-job confidence
  • Greater recognition from colleagues
  • Higher salary potential and stronger job offers
  • Enhanced credibility with employers and clients

Whether you’re looking for a new role or to grow at your current organization, the confidence and fundraising knowledge you gain through the CFRE process will serve you well.

Learn more about how the CFRE credential can power your fundraising knowledge and career.

Next CFRE Application Deadline: April 15

Secure the 2024 test date you want before they start filling up.

Submit your application by January 20. Once it is approved, you’re eligible to take the CFRE Exam in any 2024 test window.

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*2023 CFRE Certificant Survey

American Public Gardens Association (APGA)

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United Negro College Fund

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Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance

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Nepal Center for Philanthropy and Development

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BBB Wise Giving Alliance

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Korea Society of Philanthropy

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Habitat for Humanity

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HKMA

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Boy and Girls Clubs of America

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China – CAFP

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NACCDO

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Brazil Fundraising Association

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European Fundraising Association

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Japan Fundraising Association

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North American YMCA Development Organization

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New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

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Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals

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International Catholic Stewardship Council

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Fundraising Institute New Zealand

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Fundraising Institute Australia

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Association of Philanthropic Counsel

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Association of Fundraising Consultants

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Educate Plus

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The Giving Institute

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