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Have you thought about becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)?

Being a successful fundraiser depends on much more than having relevant knowledge or credentials after your name. It requires personal drive and perseverance to reach the job’s objectives and a collaborative attitude toward your work, your colleagues, and the organization.  Most of those skills come from experience – from being in the trenches and honing your skills on the job.

That said, CFRE certification indicates a fundraiser’s commitment to professional growth in the field, which has significant benefits:

  • Increases credibility
    CFRE certification affirms that your knowledge and experience meet international standards in philanthropy
  • Enhances professionalism
    The CFRE certification program promotes and develops professionals who can stand out as role models in the fundraising field.
  • Improves career opportunities
    CFRE certificants have an edge when being considered for employment or promotion.
  • Provides greater earning potential
    A survey of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) showed that CFREs earn, on average, 23 percent more than their non-certified counterparts.
  • Prepares for greater responsibilities on the job
    The training required to achieve and maintain CFRE certification improves skills and knowledge critical to managing the challenges of fundraising.
  • Builds self-esteem
    Achieving CFRE certification brings personal satisfaction and professional confidence.

 

Find out more about how you can sign up for CFRE training today.