Open call for fundraising industry experts: Is the CFRE designation worth attaining?
Updated: Jul 21
After spending about $1,000 to become a CFRE, I started a study service called Philanthropy Study Key in which I am selling my 200-page study guide for an affordable price. I started my CFRE journey because I needed a lockdown project and something to do with my time and not necessarily because I was overly reflective of my career goals.
So, outside of the affordable study service component, I would like to add content that helps millennial fundraisers decide whether or not a CFRE could be a good step for their careers. To do that, I would love to host guest bloggers who are open to sharing their wisdom.
When do you receive a CFRE?
Who paid for it? Yourself? Your employer?
Has any of your jobs required a CFRE?
Did you have to do any negotiating?
In what ways has it improved your career?
Have you noticed a salary increase since you received it?
If you have a CFRE, and you would be willing to write about 500 to 1000 words discussing some of these questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you'll consider sharing your wealth of knowledge for the betterment of the field!