Andrew Schmidt Receives “Certified Fundraising Leader Designation”


Andrew Schmidt, Senior Director of Nassau County Boys and Girls Clubs

Alexandria, VA – CFRE International has appointed Andrew Schmidt as a Certified Fundraising Director (CFRE). Andrew Schmidt, Senior Director of Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau County, joins more than 7,500 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.

Individuals who have earned the CFRE designation have met a series of standards set by CFRE International, including tenure in the profession, education, and demonstrated success in fundraising. They have also passed a rigorous written exam testing the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a fundraising manager, and have agreed to abide by the Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights.

“The CFRE designation was created to identify for the public and employers individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and commitment necessary to perform fundraising duties effectively and ethically,” says Eva E. Aldrich, Ph.D., President and CEO of CFRE International. ., CAE, (CFRE 2001-2016). “As certification is a voluntary achievement, CFRE certification demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of Andrew Schmidt to the fundraising profession and the donors who are served.”

CFRE recipients receive certification for a period of three years. To maintain certification status, certificants must demonstrate ongoing employment and fundraising results and continue professional training. Employers and donors who work with CFREs know they are getting a professional who is committed to getting the best results for their organization and who has the knowledge and skills required.

The CFRE certification signifies a confident and ethical fundraising professional.
Since 1981, CFRE has set standards for fundraising professionals. As the only globally recognized fundraising certification, CFRE indicates professionalism, trust and ethics. This is how today’s fundraiser shows responsibility, service and commitment to making a difference for good. The CFRE certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and is the only accredited certification for fundraising professionals.

As the premier global benchmark for career fundraisers, the CFRE designation is endorsed and supported by the world’s leading professional and philanthropic associations, including:
Association for Health Philanthropy (AHP)
Association of Fundraising Consultants (AFC)
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Association of Lutheran Development Officials (ALDE)
Association of Philanthropic Advisors (APC)
BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB)
Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BCGA)
Brazilian Association of Fundraisers (ABCR)
China Association of Fundraising Professionals (CAFP)
Canadian Association of Gift Planners
Plans (CAGP-ACPDP)
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European Fundraising Association (EFA)
Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA)
Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ)
The Donation Institute
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)
Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA)
International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC)
Japan Fundraising Association (JFRA)
Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals (KAFP)
Korea Society for Philanthropy (KSoP)
National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO)
National Association of Charitable Giving Planners (CGP)
Nepal Center for Philanthropy and Development (NCPD)
New England Association for Health Care Philanthropy (NEAHP)
North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO)
Shanghai Jing’an Fundraising Social Charity Innovation Development Center (FIDC)
Texas Association of Community College Foundations (TACCF)
Tri-Valleys Non-Profit Alliance (TVNPA)
Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives (VAFRE)

CFRE International congratulates Andrew Schmidt on achieving the CFRE designation. For more information, please visit www.cfre.org or call +1 703.820.5555.

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