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French fundraising certificate

The French fundraising certificate is the first high-level training course in fundraising.
Intended to be undertaken in parallel with existing professional activities, it consists of:
  • 15 full days of training, spread over six months (120 hours of training)
  • A strategic fundraising project
The certificate is led by the Association Francaise des Fundraisers, in partnership with ESSEC’s Philanthropy Chair
 “CFF is an intensive and practical fundraising training course, involving the study of its philosophy as well as common practices, delivered by fundraising professionals with infectious enthusiasm. A passport to progress in fundraising!” Florence Desparmet (2009-2010)

Course objectives

For you:

  • obtain a recognised professional qualification
  • refresh your skills and network
  • gain tools and new ways of working
  • gain greater legitimacy in your organisation
  • increase your employability in the fundraising sector
For your employer:
  • share the skills you learn with  your team
  • benefit from the experience and skills of major players in the sector
  • develop the strategy and practices of the team, so that they will raise more, and better.
Who is the course aimed at?
  •  Fundraising professionals: the certificate is primarily intended for those already involved in fundraising in an organization with a social goal, be it charitable, linked to teaching, research or the arts.
  • Professionals who want to become fundraisers: the certificate is also open to people working in other sectors who seek a career change. These applications will be treated on a case-by-case basis, decided upon by a panel of professionals.
A recognised qualification in Europe

The French Fundraising Certificate is recognised at a European level, thanks to its « EFA » certification. The CFF has satisfied the criteria determined by the European Fundraising Association for the quality of the courses’ content and teaching.

For more information, please contact:

Laurence Losciuto
Head of Training, Association Française des Fundraisiers
+33 (0) 1 43 73 93 23