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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Southern Arizona Chapter

Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International certifies fundraising professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and commitment to the highest standards of ethical and professional practice in serving the philanthropic sector.

Reasons to Certify

  • Increases Credibility
  • Improves Career Opportunities
  • Prepares for Greater Responsibility
  • Develops Skills & Knowledge
  • Yields Greater Earning Potential
  • Demonstrates Commitment
  • Enhances Professional Image
  • Reflects Achievement
  • Enriches Self Esteem
  • Fosters Peer Recognition

Are You Eligible?

Professionals who have worked at least half-time as a philanthropic fundraiser for five of the past eight years are eligible to apply for their CFRE.

The Exam

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Examination is designed as a generalist exam for fundraising professionals to demonstrate mastery of the six core knowledge areas related to fundraising practice. The exam tests knowledge and skills you use on-the-job.

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The Pima County Public Library has books from the CFRE Recommended Reading List. Reserve them for pick up at your preferred library location.

Are you a member of AFP’s Southern Arizona Chapter? If so you may have already taken many CFRE continuing education classes! To view a list Southern Arizona CFRE classes that you’ve attended click here   and enter your login and password.