Confidence, Ethics, and Professionalism in Fundraising

Achieve the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential to show the world you’re a fundraising professional committed to working to the highest ethical standards in all areas of your practice.

As the world’s only accredited, globally-recognized credential for philanthropic fundraising professionals, it serves as an impartial, third-party endorsement of your knowledge and experience against international standards in philanthropy. 

More than 7,700 fundraising professionals in 25 countries currently hold the CFRE designation. 

Stand Out, Get Ahead

Whether you’re looking to enhance your fundraising skill set, stand out on the job hunt, or ensure your fundraising practice meets international ethical standards, becoming a CFRE is a pivotal investment you can make in yourself.

The CFRE credential process consists of an application and examination. As a CFRE certificant, you’ll demonstrate your:

  • competence
  • credibility
  • commitment to ethical practice

CFRE certificants also pledge to uphold the International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising, the Donor Bill of Rights, and CFRE Accountability Standards.

Achieving your CFRE certification shows donors, employers, and colleagues you are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and have mastered the core knowledge of best practices in ethical fundraising.

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Learn more about what being a CFRE can do for your career.

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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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Boy Scouts of America

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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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AHP

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ALDE

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AFP

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