More than just your typical CFRE course

CFRE Prep Course with Janet K. Ginn
June 24-25, 2017

Janet K. Ginn, CFRE - AFP Planet PhilanthropyThe Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Examination is designed as a generalist exam for fundraising professionals to demonstrate mastery of the six core knowledge areas related to fundraising practice. This certification is increasing in importance as more organizations are becoming aware of the standards the CFRE represents. Without any further investigation, when you have CFRE behind your name, employers, peers and the philanthropic community know that you have satisfied in full the requirements of being one of the top fundraisers in the world. As an employer, having a CFRE on staff the CFRE will represent the organization with the highest of professional standards. This is what employers are looking for today.


In order to truly prepare for the CFRE Exam you need more than just fundraising knowledge, you need an understanding of the thoughts and methods used in the creation of the exam. Come join Janet K. Ginn, CFRE as she shares her many years of experience from her perspective as a CFRE Board member, CFRE Exam Committee Chair, and CFRE subject matter expert.

The two-day course is offered on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 from 9:00am-5:00pm and will include:


Your personal tour of CFRE International

  • Board
  • Committees
  • Resources
  • CFRE Examination Guide

Becoming a CFRE

  • The Process
  • The Application
  • The Examination
  • Accountability Standards
  • Re-Certification

The Exam Questions

  • How are the questions formed?
  • What are the questions based on?
  • Job Analysis
  • Who writes the exam questions?
  • What is the exam creation method?

Review Course

The CFRE Exam Content

  • Prospect Identification
  • Solicitation
  • Donor Relations
  • Volunteerism
  • Management
  • Stewardship

Next Steps

Time to Study

  • Plan
  • Timing
  • Notes
  • Wizard
  • Resource Reading List

Passing the Exam

  1. Your body
  2. Your attitude
  3. Your knowledge
  4. Your timing
  5. Your method

Encouragement and Questions

Join Us

Register for this course using the "Registration" link at the top of the website or by clicking here. The cost to attend this two-day pre-conference workshop is $125.

Course materials, morning coffee, and boxed lunches will be provided daily.