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Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an independent nonprofit organization whose sole mission is dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals. More>

Check out this hugely advantageous and yet totally underutilized tool for helping donors make a major gift. More>

Check out these five recommended readings that, taken together, create an important global view of the world of high net worth philanthropy. More>

A few days after a staff training session focused on gifts of real estate, a relatively new gift officer named Russell left his office in the Midwest for a week of donor visits. More>

In today's competitive climate for philanthropic dollars, gift planning knowledge is an essential tool for success. More>

As a small development shop looking to grow, what will make you successful? Let's take a look at the key characteristics. More>

Whether you have already filed your current year taxes and received your refund, or if you are still procrastinating and have no plans to do your taxes before April 15 – do yourself a favor. What is your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)? More>

Everyone's time is precious. Make sure you are getting the most out of your donor visits by clearly articulating the purpose of the meeting ahead of time. More>

Don't assume that high-net worth people and their advisors are well informed about what kinds of assets can be gifted. More>

A recent article in Forbes magazine about the 2012 changes to federal tax laws put the complexity of the laws into some perspective. Here are a couple of fun questions based on that article. More>