Next Event: The Road to CFRE: A Panel of Peers Discuss Their Journey to Certification

Tuesday, November 21, 2019

  • 11:30 Registration and Networking (Remember to Bring Your 2019-2020 Membership Dues if you have not already)
  • 11:50: Buffet Lunch
  • 12:05: Program

The CFRE certification is a voluntary credential that is recognized worldwide, the certification signifies a confident, ethical fundraising professional. Are you thinking of becoming a certified fundraiser? Three of your fundraising peers who have successfully obtained their certification address your questions and offer advice on how to successfully prepare for the exam. Attend this luncheon prepared to gather study tips, learn where to focus your energy and hear about the benefits of becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Jessica Wroblewski, MPNI, CFRE, Associate Director, Annual Giving at the University of Waterloo

Jessica Wroblewski, MPNL, CFRE, is the Associate Director, Annual Giving at the University of Waterloo. An award-winning fundraiser, project manager, and non-profit leader with 8+ years of experience, she also teaches, speaks, and writes about fundraising. Jessica is a member of AFP, APRA, CAGP, CASE, and CCAE. She serves as a member of the AFP Canada Board, Chair of the AFP Canada Government Relations Committee, and Chair of the CAGP Waterloo-Wellington Chapter

Tammy Northam, BA, CFRE, Executive Director at Bladder Cancer Canada

Tammy has served as the Executive Director for Bladder Cancer Canada since September 2011. She has over 20 years of experience in fundraising. Tammy has been a volunteer at her local YMCA since 2004 and with Cystic Fibrosis Canada since 1997, having spent part of that time on the national board. Tammy is currently on the board of the Waterloo-Wellington Fundraising Executives and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Tammy is a Certified Fundraising Executive and has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and a Certificate in Human Resource Management

Christine Rier, Director of Advancement, Rockway Mennonite Collegiate B.A. Honours, M.A., C.F.R.E.

Originally from Gloucester, England, Christine started volunteering with a local women’s shelter thirty years ago and fell in love with the charitable sector, or what she prefers to call, ‘the Public Good sector’. She continues to volunteer and has been fundraising professionally for over twenty years, specializing in working with small to medium local charities who are in the midst of significant change and who represent causes dear to her heart, such as poverty, women’s rights, education, and Alzheimer’s