Demonstrating Advanced Leadership in Fundraising

Earning the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential signals to fellow professionals, employers and the philanthropic community that you possess advanced level mastery of fundraising leadership, management, ethics and professional standards. The ACFRE is an incredible accomplishment, recognizing the best of the best in the fundraising profession.


Being an ACFRE is about the joy of making philanthropy work for donors, beneficiaries, organizations, our world!
–Cecilia N. Reyes


Not Sure Where to Start?

Check the About the ACFRE page to learn more about the ACFRE program and the qualifications. You will also find a recommended reading list, recommended sessions, and articles exploring the meaning of the ACFRE.


Video: In Conversation with ACFRE’s: The Credentialing Process (AFP ICON 2021)

Listen in as five development professionals share how they became ACFREs. Through conversation and storytelling you will become familiar with the requirements of the ACFRE credentialing process, as well as learn tips and insights from their personal experiences.

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