It’s hard to believe 2021 is nearly in the rearview mirror.
If you’ve been working on your CFRE application, congrats on beginning your journey towards earning the world’s only globally-recognized, accredited certification for fundraising professionals!
Need a sprinkling of motivation to hit the “Submit” before the year ends? Read on!
1. Use up professional development funds
If your organization has use-it-or-lose-it professional development budget, applying those funds towards your CFRE application fee is the perfect way to invest in your fundraising knowledge and 2022 success.
Remember, if your employer is not open to paying for your entire CFRE application fee, discuss splitting the cost or seeing if they will contribute towards your study materials.
2. Education from 2016 expires January 1, 2022
In the education section, all items (except for academic degrees, which never expire) are valid for five years.
This means all 2016 fundraising education and instruction, up to 10 points of attending relevant non-fundraising education, up to 10 points of volunteer activities, and your authoring from 2016 will expire at the stroke of midnight on December 31.
If you have items from 2016 you wish to use towards your points total, get your application in before the year runs out.
3. Stop missing out on the benefits of being a CFRE
In the U.S. and Canada, CFREs earn on average 10 – 25% more than non-CFREs (Source: 2021 AFP Compensation & Benefits Report).
CFREs report the certification opens doors and more:
- 84% say it has been valuable in positively impacting earning potential
- 89% say it has had an impact on providing enhanced professional opportunities
- 92% say it increased their on-the-job confidence
Don’t put off earning your certification.
We’re here to help
Our Certification Team is at the ready to answer your questions and guide you through the CFRE journey.
Contact us at email@example.com for assistance.
Please remember our office is closed December 24 – 31. Plan ahead and contact us prior to the office closure.