Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International offers the only internationally-recognized baseline professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives.
To be a premier global provider of professional certification of proficiency and practice in fund raising and to position the CFRE as the primary credential for career fundraisers for practitioners, employers, and the public.
As stewards of the public trust, 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.
CFRE International fulfills this mission by establishing and administering a voluntary certification process based on current and valid standards that measure competency in the practice of philanthropic fundraising.
In furtherance of its mission, CFRE International promotes voluntary certification, in dialogue with government and other bodies globally, as the preferred alternative to licensure and/or government regulation.