CAPA’s Chapman earns fundraising honor

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CFRE International has named Jessica S. L. Chapman as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Chapman, Director of Development for the Child Abuse Prevention Association in Beaufort joins more than 6,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.

Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, and demonstrated fundraising achievement. They have also passed a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a fundraising executive, and have agreed to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights.

“The CFRE credential was created to identify for the public and employers those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills, and commitment to perform fundraising duties in an effective and ethical manner,” CFRE International President and CEO Eva E. Aldrich said in a release. “As the certification is a voluntary achievement, the CFRE certification demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of Jessica S L Chapman to the fundraising profession and the donors who are served.”

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period. To maintain certification status, certificants must demonstrate on-going fundraising employment and fundraising results and continue with their professional education. 

Employers and donors who work with CFREs know they are getting a professional who is committed to the best outcomes for their organization and has the requisite knowledge and skills.

The CFRE certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and is the only accredited certification for fundraising professionals.

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