The Certificate in Effective Fundraising (CEF) offers a comprehensive and systematic exploration of the key competencies required to be a self-aware, confident, reflective, ethical fundraising professional with a strong sense of professionalism, commitment and passion for the nonprofit sector. Ideal participants are individuals who see fundraising as part of their professional and volunteer careers (a calling) and who want to interact with and learn from the best in the field. Faculty members are local, regional and national practitioners. Participants have a unique networking opportunity to engage with like-minded colleagues, meet significant forces in the nonprofit arena, and develop a community of practice that will benefit them in their career development. You are an ideal candidate, if you are: • A professional or volunteer fund raiser who is seeking greater competence (skills, knowledge and experience); • Looking to make a career change and want a comprehensive and systematic way to learn and acquire the competencies needed to be an ethical and effective fundraiser; • A graduate of a nonprofit academic program and looking for a pragmatic, experience-based learning opportunity that will help you advance in your career; • A fundraising professional seeking further education and credits toward your CFRE.