The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Program
Why Should I Consider Becoming a CFRE?
Certification is becoming important in many professional industries and the fundraising community is no exception. There are many reasons to become certified, including:
How Do I Earn the CFRE Credential?
Certification is a 3 step process:
CFRE Tracking Forms
Full participation in AFP Southern Colorado programs may be applicable for points toward initial certification and/or recertification. For your convenience, we provide tracking forms for our programs.
How Does AFP SoCo Support CFRE Candidates?
Our local chapter supports CFRE candidates and certificants in various ways.
Michelle Reich, CFRE
"The process was intensive – to say the least. I had a highly aggressive and ambitious approach. I think the greatest benefit was the ability to “prep” for the test with other candidates and, maybe even more so, the ability to utilize experienced AFP SoCo board members who had recently taken and passed the exam as resources and mentors to both reassure me of my capabilities and help me define areas for concentration. It is no joke when they say that the test is theory based – you can prep and study all you want, but you must be able to translate those best practices into real world situations and truly identify the “most”, “best”, and “least” of any potentially acceptable solution to any given situation."
~ Michelle Reich, Development Officer at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Foundation