This Wizard will assist you in identifying areas for you personally to focus on when creating a personal study plan to help you prepare to take the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exam.
A common question many candidates ask is, "Which two or three books would you recommend?" CFRE International does not recommend any single source or any single solution. However, we can offer this advice for candidates to help select the handful of books that would be most helpful for them personally.
All books recommended here are found on our Resource Reading List. The books on this list are also most frequently used by our Subject Matter Experts when developing test questions. Test questions don't test what is found in these books but, rather, this body of professional literature provides support for the correct answers.
To use the Wizard:
Rate your own personal familiarity and experience with each of the topics listed. Be honest with yourself!
At the end of the quiz section, you will hit "Submit" and the Wizard will provide you with recommendations to narrow your reading list.
Of course, simply reading the books recommended by the Wizard does not guarantee your success on the exam. This tool is simply provided to help you make the most of your study time. Your personal knowledge, skills and abilities and your application of those are what will make you successful on the exam!
On a scale of 1-5, (1 = little knowledge or experience, 3 = have good amount of knowledge but less experience; 5 = part of my on-going responsibilities), rate your familiarity and experience with: