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AFP Austin June 2023 Chapter Meeting
Thursday, June 08, 2023, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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Becoming a CFRE: Everything You Need to Know

Thursday, June 8, 2023
11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Lunch and Networking 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Program 

Austin Community College 
Highland Business Center, Room 301
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, Texas 78752-4390 

Session Description:

If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) but wanted to better understand the benefits and process, don’t miss this presentation and panel discussion.

CFREs in the U.S. earn 5 to 16 percent more than non-CFREs with comparable experience (Source: 2022 AFP Compensation & Benefits Report), while reporting enhanced professional opportunities and increased on-the-job confidence.
Join us and you’ll learn about:
• Benefits of becoming a CFRE
• Eligibility requirements
• Starting and submitting your application
• Cost
• CFRE Exam overview
• Study resources
• Recertification

Speakers: Heather Hill, CNM, CFRE & Erica V. Ekwurzel, MPAff, CFRE, CAP®

Heather Hill, CNM, CFRE
Heather currently serves as head of international philanthropy for Chapel & York, an international fundraising and philanthropy organization.
Heather is a seasoned nonprofit executive and AFP Master Trainer, experienced in several areas of the philanthropic sector, including higher education, human services, associations, faith-based and international relief and development organizations. A highly rated international speaker, she is passionate about giving back to the profession as a thought leader and volunteer, and has served as chair of the Board of Directors for CFRE International.


Erica V. Ekwurzel, MPAff, CFRE, CAP®
Erica is the founder of CivicAIM, a philanthropic advising firm that supports mission-driven individuals, families, and teams within organizations to strengthen their grant making, governance and impact. She has been involved in a variety of capacities, such as foundation program officer, philanthropic consultant, and professional facilitator, in founding, refining, and advancing social impact endeavors. Erica’s toolkit includes executive coaching, group facilitation and she enjoys engagements in the areas of intergenerational giving, strategic planning, and organizational effectiveness.

 Online registration for this event is now closed. 

 *This session has been approved for 1 point of CFRE credit