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CFRE Study Groups

The Southwest Florida Chapter of AFP is pleased to offer a yearly CFRE study group, generally beginning in mid January. It is an informal study group to help prepare those AFP members interested in sitting for the CFRE exam. It is a FREE benefit of your AFP membership! If you would like to participate during the next year and are not a current AFP member, please contact Karen Eber Davis, Membership Chair at   request a membership application or pick up your application here

Challenges You to Excel on the Job

Challenges You to Continue Your Training
Demonstrates Your Commitment to Your Colleagues and to Your  Community

EXAM REQUIREMENTS - (At least 5 years in fundraising field)
The CFRE Program consists of three parts:
1.) A written application
2.) A written examination
3.) An agreement to uphold a code of ethics.

There is a requirement to recertify every three (3) years.

EXAM SCHEDULE - Please visit the CFRE web-site at for CFRE exam locations and dates. Please remember that applications to sit for the CFRE exam are due to CFRE International at least 60 days prior to the exam date.

POLICY ON REVIEW COURSES FOR THE CERTIFIED FUND RAISING EXECUTIVE (CFRE) PROGRAM - CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any programs designed to prepare candidates for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) written examination. Any programs promoted as preparatory or review courses are titled as such by the individual sponsoring organizations.

CFRE International does not award continuing education points toward applications for initial or recertification certification for participating in any formal or informal exam study courses or for teaching any such courses.

Watch for 2009 CFRE Study Group dates.  Class schedules will be posted here.  
Meetings will be held at the Selby Library, 2nd floor conference room (downtown) from 5:30-7:00p.m.  The fee for the class is $35.  Checks can be made payable to AFP and mailed to:


                                        P.O. Box 4133

                                        Sarasota, FL  34230-4133

You can also pay via credit card.  To register for the class, please contact Kim Noyes at


Lisa Intagliata, CFRE, Director of Development

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc.

1515 S. Osprey Ave., Suite B-4   Sarasota, FL  34239

(941)917-1286   (941)917-8729 (Direct Line)

AFP's Suncoast Chapter and the Southwest Florida Chapter will host a 2 day Comprehensive Development Seminar for Experienced Development Professionals at the Poynter Institute in downtown St Petersburg
Attendance is limited to Development professionals with 3 or more years of fundraising/development experience with 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations.  You may also want to consider attending this seminar if you plan to sit for the CFRE exam in the future.
Registration Fee
Not yet finalized but definitely under $150
Course Elements
- Comprehensive overview of all things development
- Building long term strategies based on best practices
- Donor research
- Marketing and communications strategies that support   development
- Development planning - the comprehensive solicitation program
- Building and sustaining relationships
- Securing the gift
- Volunteer leadership and involvement
- Management
- Accountability
For additional information contact
Click: Southwest Florida Chapter  -  Lisa Intagliata, CFRE or


AFP Southwest Florida Chapter P.O. Box 4133 Sarasota, Florida 34230-4133 941-921-5410