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How to Become a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

February 25, 2020
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Network for Strong Communities
8764 Manchester Rd, Suite 203
Saint Louis, MO 63144
Venue website


$10 - AFP Members
$20 - Non-members


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Registration/networking
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. - Presentation
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Q&A

About the Program

A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) is a fundraising professional who has gone the extra mile to confirm their own mastery of fundraising practices. The CFRE is the only accredited, globally recognized certification for fundraising professionals. The 2018 Compensation and Benefits Study conducted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals shows that in 2018, CFREs in the United States earned on average $21,000 more than their non-certified counterparts. CFRE shows you have displayed mastery of the field by meeting requirements and standards set in philanthropy. Nearly 99% of CFREs say earning their CFRE gave them a sense of personal achievement.

Thinking of earning your CFRE? Interested in learning more about the application process? Have you already started the process and are curious to learn more about study tips, the test itself, and other insights from an experienced CFRE? At this seminar you will learn first-hand knowledge from a CFRE Ambassador about the application process from start to finish. This session is helpful for anyone who may be considering taking the time to become a CFRE or anyone who has already started the process.

About the Speaker

Amie Bossi, MPPA, CFRE has worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade and a half, working with numerous local, regional, and national organizations. She spent most of her time working in small to mid-sized development departments, even building from scratch an entire development program for an organization that although over 140 years old, was brand new to the fundraising world.

Ensuring organizations achieve their missions is Amie’s passion. Having played many different roles within organizations, from Program Manager to Development Director, she understands the importance of building a spirit of philanthropy and maintaining it throughout development work. She is currently writing a book about fundraising and the idea that fundraising isn’t scary, and anyone can do it! She currently serves as the VP on the Board for the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program in St. Louis.

Amie earned her BA in Communications and Sociology from Culver Stockton College and her Masters’ Degree in Public Policy Administration and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and an ambassador for the certification program. In her free time, she loves to do community theater and spend time with her husband, little sister, rescued chocolate lab Maggie, and cats Phoebe and Tommy. 


$10.00 AFP Member

$20.00 Non-AFP Member