Alexandria, VA, USA – April 16, 2020 – CFRE International and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance announce a new partnership to help more fundraising professionals pursue their Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification.
Fundraising professionals employed by one of the more than 400 BBB Wise Giving Alliance seal-holding nonprofits are now eligible to receive 20% off the cost of their CFRE certification.
This partnership will further strengthen the nonprofit community by putting certification within reach of thousands more fundraising professionals. In turn, this ensures nonprofits have qualified fundraising professionals on their team able to implement current ethical best practices.
“We see CFRE certification as a complement to the work we do accrediting charities. It’s wonderful that development professionals of charities that have worked hard to earn donor trust are now able to receive this substantial benefit,” says H. Art Taylor, President and CEO of BBB WGA.
By evaluating nonprofits against a set of rigorous standards, the BBB WGA provides vital information donors can use to confidently make decisions about how to support their favorite causes. As the number of CFREs working in these organizations grows, donors can have increased assurance in their favorite nonprofits.
“The current global crisis means it is more important than ever for fundraising professionals to have a strong body of knowledge to help their organizations persevere,” says CFRE International President & CEO Eva E. Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, (CFRE, 2001-2016). “We’re proud and excited to partner with the BBB Wise Giving Alliance to put CFRE certification within reach for many more fundraising professionals at this critical time.”
The CFRE is the only globally-recognized, accredited certification for fundraising professionals. CFREs must meet a set of eligibility criteria and pass a 200-question exam to demonstrate their mastery of fundraising best practices.
Currently, there are more than 6,900 CFREs in 25 countries.
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The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification signifies a confident, ethical fundraising professional.
Since 1981, CFRE has set standards for fundraising professionals. As the only globally recognized fundraising certification, CFRE indicates professionalism, confidence, and ethics. It is how today’s fundraiser shows accountability, service, and commitment to making a difference for good. The CFRE certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and is the only accredited certification for fundraising professionals.
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