CFRE's Recommended Reading List 

When I said I wanted to help you pass the CFRE for less, I meant it. The CFRE provides a list of books that they recommend for the studying process. In the processing of studying, I bought a lot of them and I probably shouldn't have. 

This is a free download where I give you some thoughts on whether the "Resource Reading List" provided by CFRE is worth purchasing. Click on the icon or view here. 

Out of the many recommended reading sources on the CFRE list, I only strongly recommend two for purchase. If you buy them using these links, I will receive a portion of the proceeds. 

Achieving Excellence in Fundraising is the best overall review. The content was built to align with the CFRE. It is a diverse yet thorough study tool. Some of the information is dated - mainly all the social media content - but that's to be expected to some degree, given the rapid rate that industry changes. 

Keep Your Donors is the one book I could see me keeping for years and updating it when there are new editions. Its focus is mostly on communication styles and development of donors on the pipeline.