As many organizations begin preparing their 2024 budgets, now is the time to speak with your supervisor about supporting your CFRE goals. Modify the email template below to best suit your needs.
Dear [INSERT SUPERVISOR’S NAME],
As our 2024 budget takes shape, I’d like to discuss putting becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) into my professional development goals.
I would be grateful if our organization were able to support part or all of the CFRE certification cost. If it would be preferable, I offer to pay upfront and to be reimbursed once I successfully become a CFRE.
The training, mentoring, and guidance I’ve received at [ENTER ORGANIZATION NAME] have been exceptional. With that strong foundation, my next step is earning the CFRE credential to show the world our organization is committed to confidence, ethics, and professionalism in fundraising.
As the development profession evolves, I want to ensure our team’s knowledge and skills continue to stay up to date. The CFRE credential can play a part. In fact, 92% of CFREs say earning the credential boosted their on-the-job confidence.
Having CFREs on the team can:
- Increase our credibility
- Ensure we follow globally-accepted best practices
- Build our reputation as an organization that supports continuous learning
- Show funders, donors, and the board our organization’s adherence to ethical fundraising guidelines
More than 7,700 fundraising professionals currently hold the designation. By showing peer organizations we invest in our people and knowledge, we will remain an employer of choice.
In a profession where it is crucial our processes and asks are done correctly, I want to invest in our future fundraising by embarking on the CFRE process.
I welcome further discussing the value that a CFRE will bring to our team.