Date: 10/11/2017

For Release: Immediate

Contact: Prosper Advising,

CFRE International,



Alexandria, VA – CFRE International has named Amy Liefer as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Amy Liefer, President of Prosper Advising, Inc., joins over 5,500 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, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. 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,” states Jim Caldarola, CFRE, Past Chair of CFRE International. “As the certification is a voluntary achievement, the CFRE credential demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of Amy Liefer to herself, 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 CFRE’s 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 designation is a top honor for those in the fundraising field,” said Liefer. “As a professional fundraiser and consultant, this was a key step for me and I’m honored to hold the designation.”

Prosper Advising, Inc. is a full-service development firm dedicated to helping non-profit organizations create and sustain successful fundraising programs. The consulting firm offers expertise in capital campaigns, major gift programs, strategic planning, board development, executive coaching, and volunteer training. Prosper Advising is based in Edwardsville and Red Bud, Illinois and serves nonprofit organizations throughout the Midwest.

CFRE International is an independent organization dedicated to the certification of fundraising executives by setting standards in philanthropic practice. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and led by a small professional staff, CFRE International consistently meets the highest standards for certification excellence and is itself accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies.

As the premier global credential for career fundraisers, the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is endorsed and supported by the world’s leading professional and philanthropic associations, including:

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)

Association of Fundraising Consultants (AFC)

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE)

Association of Philanthropic Counsel (APC)

Boy Scouts of America (BSA)

Brazilian Fundraisers Association (ABCR)

Canadian Association of Gift Planners—Association canadienne des professionnels en dons

planifies (CAGP-ACPDP)

Council for Resource Development (CRD)

Educate Plus

European Fundraising Association (EFA)

Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA)

Fundraising Institute New Zealand (FINZ)

The Giving Institute

International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC)

Japan Fundraising Association (JFRA)

Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals (KAFP)

National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO)

National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP)

National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC)

New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (NEAHP)

North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO)

United Way Worldwide (UWW)

CFRE International congratulates Amy Liefer for achieving the CFRE designation.

For more information about CFRE International please visit or call 1- 703-820-5555.

For more information about Prosper Advising, Inc. please visit