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Upcoming Events

    • Tuesday, December 19, 2023
    • Friday, December 20, 2024
    • National Association of Education Foundations


    The National Association of Education Foundations connects job seekers and those hiring through our Career Center.

    Members can post a career placement free of charge; non-members will pay a nominal fee. Payment must be received in full before a job is posted to the Career Center.

    First, register and pay for the career placement online. Then, send the career placement to in an email or as an email attachment. Include relevant job information and how applicants should apply [Web address, email, etc]. An attached file must be an original file [IE: Microsoft Word]. The career placement will remain online for 30-days, but can be renewed for an additional 30-days at the same rate.

    • Sunday, April 21, 2024
    • Sunday, November 17, 2024
    • (Online) Asynchronous

    Join the 2024 CEFL Cohort!

    The Certificate in Education Foundation Leadership, CEFL, is the professional standard and is the only certification program designed exclusively for education foundation leaders and executives. This program provides foundation leaders with specific skills and knowledge required to lead and manage an education foundation, regardless of size.

    The CEFL Certification Program is offered online in an asynchronous format that is self-paced with weekly deadlines. Optional weekly check-ins over Zoom provide a space to connect in real time with instructors and peers from across the country.

    Each course is four weeks; the certificate can be completed in about six months. There is a "Flex" week between each course. This allows students the flexibility to work ahead, catch up on any missed work, or just enjoy some time off.

    This six-course program is ideal for education foundation leaders, foundation staff, and board members who are passionate about the advancement of the industry, their foundation, and their professional growth.


    You must be a member in good standing with the NAEF and maintain active membership to retain certification.


    Full program registration and for course CEFL 101 closes on April 21, 2024. You can also choose to register and pay by course.

    Registration Fee

    The cost for the six-course program is $3,000 and we provide two payment options:

    • Pay in full and receive a 10% or $300 discount. Payment of $2,700 must be received on or before April 21, 2024.
    • Pay by the course at $500/each. We must receive payment before the start of the course.

    We must receive payment in advance of the course start date to provide you with access to the online learning platform.

    Course Calendar

    The six-course session begins April 21 and concludes November 17, 2024. Enrolled students may access course materials beginning April 21; courses being April 28.

    Access our CEFL Certification web page

    • Friday, August 02, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Fuel Your Foundation: Explore Membership Benefits, Bring Questions, and Set Your Foundation Success!

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to gain valuable insights from Chair Mike Taylor as we discuss the advantages of National Association of Education Foundation membership. From forging meaningful connections to accessing cutting-edge professional development tools, this session is your gateway to unlocking the full potential of your membership and achieving success within your foundation.


    Mike Taylor

    Chair of National Association of Education Foundation

    Chief Executive Officer, Knox Education Foundation Knoxville, TN


    12 PM ET / 11 AM CT / 10 AM MT / 9 AM PT


    Member - Complementary

    • Thursday, September 19, 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Transforming Trials Into Triumph

    Struggling with change, setbacks, and a challenging fundraising environment? Our industry has only become more complex since 2020. Learn to not only navigate those challenges but embrace them as opportunities for greater impact. Presentation of a proven growth model process and provided tools will motivate and equip you to handle challenges and change with grace and growth!

    Featured Speaker

    Hilarie Hicks Robison

    Hiarie loves helping people and organizations observe and reflect on the lessons life teaches, then pivot to embrace opportunities with intense intentionality. [Following her own advice brought this native Las Vegas girl to Tennessee!]. A nonprofit executive and powerhouse fundraiser by day, her avocation is as an inspirational speaker and writer. Hilarie has presented widely on a variety of topics throughout North America, receiving multiple awards for publications and innovations. 


    4 PM ET / 3 PM CT / 2 PM MT / 1 PM PT


    Member - $35

    Nonmember - $65

    Event Policy

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    • Friday, November 08, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Unveil the Benefits: Dive into Membership and Let Your Questions Propel Your Foundation Forward!

    Join Chair Mike Taylor for an engaging conversation where we'll explore the wealth of benefits that come with membership in the National Association of Education Foundation. Whether you're seeking networking opportunities or seeking to enhance your skills through professional development resources, this session will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to thrive within your foundation.


    Mike Taylor

    Chair of National Association of Education Foundation

    Chief Executive Officer, Knox Education Foundation Knoxville, TN


    12 PM ET / 11 AM CT / 10 AM MT / 9 AM PT


    Member - Complementary

Past Events

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Unlocking Success
Friday, May 10, 2024 Chair Chat
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Reflections on ImpactED '24
Thursday, April 11, 2024 ImpactED '24 - Driven by Outcomes
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 ImpactED '24
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Sponsor ImpactED '24
Thursday, March 21, 2024 Standing Out: Education Foundations' Journey to Community Recognition
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Motivations, Challenges, and Rewards of Becoming a CEFL
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 Storytelling for Impact
Thursday, December 14, 2023 Alumni Development
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Planning Your Foundation's Events
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 It’s Time to Think BIG!
Thursday, September 21, 2023 Timely Topics
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Mastering Your Online Presence: An Inside Look at Firespring’s Websites
Sunday, April 23, 2023 CEFL Certification Program Registration
Friday, March 17, 2023 National Conference Hotel Rebate
Monday, March 13, 2023 Pre-Conference Bus Trip: Meet Las Vegas's Educational Best
Monday, March 13, 2023 2023 NAEF National Conference
Monday, March 13, 2023 Sponsor the 2023 National Conference
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Financial ABCs for Nonprofit Organizations
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Leader to Leader Discussion: Working with PTAs/PTOs
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Planned Giving: Small Steps Can Transform Your Organization
Monday, May 02, 2022 CEFL Certification Program Registration
Wednesday, March 02, 2022 National Conference 2022
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Why Your Annual Report Should Be a Marketing Tool and Not a Snooze Fest
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Career Center
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 Supporting the Teaching of Generosity
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Building Community Relationships through a Day of Giving

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