Curious about becoming a Certified Fundraising Executive and what it entails to become certified? CFRE.org explains why you would want this internationally recognized certification and the process to become one. Another great resource for assistance and support is the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Colorado chapter. AFP SOCO is based in Colorado Springs and can help you navigate the process as well as help in connecting prospective CFRE test-takers with others who are interested in forming study groups. AFP SOCO may also have a limited number of scholarships available to AFP SOCO members to assist with the cost of the CFRE exam.
For those who want to pursue the CFRE credential, one obstacle is the expense of study books which are recommended by CFRE.org. The following recommended titles provide the knowledge base necessary to attain the credential as well as perform well on the exam. To address the high cost of study materials, the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center along with the El Pomar Foundation has established a fundraising collection that patrons, or anyone interested in learning about fundraising, can use as a reference. Not all titles in the PPLD catalog are available for checkout as the books in the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center are reference copies. However, many titles have a circulating copy available or can be found using interlibrary loan - just ask a library staff member for assistance.