Jun 15, 2021
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Title: Your CFRE Journey from Start to CFRE
Time: 11 am until 12:30 pm
Jack Alotto, MA, CFRE
Why Become a Certified Fundraising Executive?
There are many reasons to become a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) here are just a few: When you achieve your CFRE you will gain greater credibility with the board, your leadership team, and donors. You will increase your knowledge and confidence in best practices and gain more credibility with high net worth donors and their advisors. You will understand how to cultivate, solicit, and steward larger donor gifts and with more complex gift vehicles. Having a CFRE is a great way to make friends and a great resource to bounce ideas with other CFREs. You will see a higher career trajectory with more prestigious job opportunities.
Let's get you to your CFRE from Certification to Preparing for your CFRE.
Jack Alotto, MA, CFRE
Jack is a graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and he holds a Master’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego, both degrees are in Psychology. Throughout his career, Jack has served in a variety of fundraising positions in hospital, social service and the arts as executive director, development director, major gift and legacy giving manager, and foundation and corporate relations manager.
Jack has taught a variety of fundraising classes at the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership. Jack had previously served as a member of the board and taught and managed the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Golden Gate Chapter’s Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) Review class. He has recently been appointed as a CFRE California Ambassador.
At the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy (SIP) at JFK University, Jack’s primary role was that of Instructor in the Fundraising Academy and in the newly launched Cause Selling Series. He has served on panels in Ethics in Fundraising, Cause Selling, and Donor Loyalty/ Donor Centered Fundraising; he has moderated panels on Strategies for Building a Strong Major Gifts Program, Trends and Strategies for Nonprofit Fundraising, and Stewarding Gifts and Cultivating Donors. In addition, Jack has taught Fundraising Basics, Cause Selling and Major Gift modules at the SIP Fundraising Academy since 2018.
In 2019, JFK University closed, and Jack joined the faculty at the Fundraising Academy at National University where he is an instructor, and he writes scripts and is the team leader for National University’s LinkedIn learning program.
He is committed and passionate to philanthropy and works diligently to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sector.