Certified Fundraising Optimization Professionals

What is a Certified Fundraising Optimization Professional?

Certified Fundraising Optimization Professional (or CFOP) is a credential that signifies a fundraiser’s expertise in the area of digital-first fundraising.

As it stands today, most consultants, agencies, and fundraising experts try to apply traditional fundraising practices to online channels and see minimal results.

Effective online and digital-first fundraisers require a unique skillset from traditional fundraisers in order to leverage emerging channels and use them to efficiently acquire online donors and grow revenue.

Benefits of Becoming a CFOP

The CFOP was created with goal of bringing more professionalism and formalization to the online fundraising space.

As a fundraiser, earning your CFOP credential lets executives, board members, clients, and hiring managers know that you are equipped with tested and proven strategies to achieve real growth.

It might just earn you your next promotion or job opportunity.

For fundraising executives, having your staff earn the CFOP credentials enable you to trust that your team is not just chasing the latest online trend. Rather, they’re equipped with the principles to apply new channels to a proven online fundraising methodology.

Requirements to Earn Your CFOP

To become a CFOP, you need to complete four courses — our core curriculum — and pass all the exams through the NextAfter Institute. This core curriculum includes:

Donation & Landing Page Optimization

Learn core principles of landing pages and what works to increase conversions for both email acquisition as well as donations.

Email Fundraising Optimization

Discover how to implement a humanized-email fundraising approach that leads to more opens, qualified clicks, and valuable donations.

Online Donor Acquisition

This course will show you a 4-step proven model acquire new donors online.

A/B Testing & Optimization for Nonprofits

This course will teach you fundamental principles of a/b testing so you can discover what really works to keep increasing giving.

These courses can be purchased individually to take on-demand for $299 per course, or you can access them all for $49/month via a NextAfter Institute membership.

All courses and workshops are also CFRE accredited.

Find a CFOP

Below you’ll find a list of all current fundraisers who have earned their CFOP credential.

Most Recent CFOPs

Amanda Havey
Lauren Bueno
Kathleen H. Banks

Full List of CFOPs

Name Certification Date Contact Email
Amanda Havey 4/19/24 amanda.havey1994@gmail.com
Lauren Bueno 3/31/24 lauren.bueno@virtuous.org
Kathleen H. Banks, MA, CFRE 2/27/24 kathleen@advancementcommunications.com
Sarah J. MacDonald 2/2/24
Anthony J. Mioni Jr. 12/21/23 amioni@hli.org
Becca Zebovitz 11/2/23
David Rowaan 8/16/23 drowaan@bibleleague.ca
Jennifer Wilkinson 8/15/23 jwilkinson@leaderdog.org
Samara Gentle 7/10/23 samara@marlincommunications.com
Tony Cavicchi 7/5/23 tony.cavicchi+cfop@gmail.com
Ezinne Uzoije 6/25/23
Frances Jessop  6/13/23
Rex A. Dwyer, PhD 6/10/23 rdwyer@chaptops.org
Francis Quintal 6/1/23 francisquintal.fq@gmail.com
Luke Byford 5/30/23 luke.byford@gladney.org
Naomi Perks 5/25/23
Charles Smith 5/8/23 charlie@nextafter.com
Annie Hailey 3/29/23 annie@nextafter.com
Laura Valentino 2/22/23 laura@veritas.org
Matthew Hussey 2/21/23 matthussey10@gmail.com
Bailey Wilcox 2/6/23 bailey@nextafter.com
Becca Gust 1/5/23 becca@frontier.io
Megan McCaffery 12/29/22 acmemegan@gmail.com
Christopher Blackwell 12/13/22
Kate-Marie Thorpe 11/8/22 katemarie.thorpe@gmail.com
Keith Franz 10/14/22 kfranz@idonate.com
Karen Tanker 9/26/22 karentanker@gmail.com
Charity Abate 9/23/22
Barry Waters 9/19/22 bwaters@idonate.com
Jessica Cunningham 9/19/22 jcunningham@idonate.com
Terry Bailey 9/8/22 terry.bailey@cmda.org
Terry Bailey 9/8/22 terry.bailey@cmda.org
Marketa Dixon 8/30/22 maja197@gmail.com
Liam Marais 8/15/22 liammarais0601@gmail.com
Victoria Bianco 4/27/22 victoria.bianco@aspirant.com
Brock Marion 4/26/22 brock@nextafter.com
Rev. Trisha Elliott 4/25/22 trishaelliott0@gmail.com
Peter Arneson 4/25/22
Joshua Arvie 4/18/22 Joshua@NextAfter.com
Aaron Dolton 3/15/22 aaron@nextafter.com
Nicole Jensen 3/13/22 me@nicolejensen.com
Sara Hoshooley 2/28/22 Sara@charityshift.ca
Brenda Peat 2/16/22 brendacpeat@gmail.com
Laura Rose 2/10/22 laura93rose@gmail.com
Camille Rodriquez 2/7/22 crodriquez4@gmail.com
Jameson Marcus Tomlin  2/3/22 jameson@tesorosdedios.org
Kelcie Baior  1/25/22 kbbaior@gmail.com
Meike Sprankel 12/30/21 meike.sprankel@getunik.com
Melissa G. Landry 12/13/21 melissa.landry2@ochsner.org
Tessa Stouffer 11/11/21
Ioannis Saratsis 11/5/21 yanni@nextafter.com
Astrid Vancraeyenest 10/27/21 avt@getunik.com
Suzanne Lieberman 10/26/21 suzanne@suzannelieberman.com
Maddie Parham 10/20/21 madison@nextafter.com
Meghan Sharon 9/8/21 msharon@awla.org
Greg Wood 9/2/21 greg@gregwood.ca
Deanna Blackwell 8/3/21 deanna@nextafter.com
Courtney Kincaid 7/30/21
Zarina Sakai 7/29/21 zarina@nextafter.com
Heather Carlson 7/26/21 heathercarlson2@boisestate.edu
Noelle Andreano 7/15/21
Paul Crosby 7/9/21
Jonathan Mair 6/18/21
Katya Manges 6/7/21 katya@causemic.com
Bea Jimenez 6/7/21
Kristin Bogart 5/25/21 kristin@fragilex.org
Shawn Simic 4/22/21 ssimic@crown.org
Karina Rodriguez 4/12/21 karina@nextafter.com
Travis Koch 4/8/21
Amber Toombs 2/21/21 amber@nextafter.com
Barnabas J Lee 2/21/21 barnabas.lee@gmail.com
Dan Whiting 1/26/21 dan@danwhiting.com
Sarah Harrington 1/18/21 sarah@thewellspringfoundation.org
Ayodele Ojeshina 1/15/21 Ayo@nextafter.com
Emily Montesano 1/8/21
Allan Torres 1/7/21 allan@nextafter.com
Jayson Ursulak 1/6/21 jayson@thewellspringfoundation.org
Christine Lancing 12/30/20 christine@lancingconsulting.com
Nathan Hill 12/17/20 nathan@nextafter.com