CFREs have proven their fundraising competence.
It can be difficult to measure a fundraising professional’s capabilities on your own during the hiring process. Becoming a CFRE is a rigorous process that requires certificants to prove:
a. how much they have raised;
b. their participation in continuing education courses; and
c. their deep fundraising knowledge by passing a comprehensive exam.
Gain peace of mind that your CFRE has been certified by an independent body.
As an impartial third-party, CFRE International certifies fundraising professionals. This means employers, donors, colleagues and the public can be confident CFREs are performing their job knowledgeably and ethically. This is a more stringent method than relying solely on candidate-provided references and a candidate’s own self-reporting.
Add a committed professional to your team.
By going the extra mile to become a CFRE, our certificants have demonstrated a high level of commitment to the profession that they will bring to your organization.
Benefit from a CFRE’s up-to-date knowledge.
Typically, achieving CFRE certification requires training, study and “keeping up” with changes. CFRE certification also requires recertification every three years, which can only be achieved by actively participating in ongoing trainings and learning sessions. This ensures employers are not hiring individuals who rely on outdated methods and techniques.
Your stakeholders expect your fundraising staff to take ethics seriously.
Key audiences, especially donors, want your organization to operate ethically and efficiently — always.You can’t afford for a bad hire to tarnish the reputation your organisation has worked so hard to build. All CFREs have pledged to abide by the CFRE Accountability Standards, International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising, and the Donor Bill of Rights so you can rest assured they will bring the highest level of accountability to their position.