Earn your CFRE – the hallmark of professionalism

The Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) is an internationally recognized credential for professional fundraisers who meet specific standards of achievement, skills, and expertise. CFRE symbolizes a commitment to excellence and membership in a community of fundraising leaders.

Certification requires a successfully completed written application and exam, and a pledge to follow the Association of Fundraising Professional's code of ethics, Donor Bill of Rights, and accountability standards. Applications are judged based on education, professional practice, performance and service.

Learn more about applying, the exam, upcoming test dates, fees and more.

We salute the following leaders in fundraising who have received their CFRE credentials since December 2013:

  • Benjamin Murane
  • Christopher Shainin, Museum of Northwest Art
  • Julie Bianchi, Collins Group
  • Renata Hoyle Maybruck, Housing Hope
  • Kae Peterson, EvergreenHealth Foundation
  • Alison Morton, Kindering
  • Owen Atkins, Climate Solutions
  • Kate Banta-Green, Collins Group
  • Sarah K. Valentine, Woodland Park Zoo
  • Amy Wilcox, Everett Community College
  • Katrina Freeburg, Seattle Preparatory School
  • Erica Wiley, United Way of King County
  • Danese Bardot, WWU, Bellingham
  • Maya Hemachandra, United Way of Snohomish AND 2014 AFP Scholar
  • Linda Maxson, Linda Maxson Consulting
  • Nick Newcombe, Institute for Systems Biology