Upcoming Events

    • Tuesday, January 03, 2023
    • Friday, December 22, 2023
    • National Association of Education Foundations


    The National Association of Education Foundations offers Career Placement to connect you with your new hire.

    Members can post a career placement for free; nonmembers will pay a nominal fee.  Payment must be received in full, before we post a career placement to Career Center.

    Simply register and pay for the career placement online. Then, send the career placement to in an email or as an email attachment. 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.

    We advertise our career placement site on our career center page and in our newsletter.

    • Sunday, April 23, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 19, 2023
    • (Online) Asynchronous

    Join the 2023 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. New in 2023 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 23, 2023. 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 23, 2023.
    • 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 23 and concludes November 19, 2023. Enrolled students may access course materials beginning April 23; courses begin April 30. 

    Access our CEFL Certification web page

    • Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom Webinar

    Take your education foundation to the next level!

    Join Debbie Sontupe, President of Match Nonprofit Consulting, for this special virtual workshop.  Drawing from her experience raising over $100 million dollars working with hundreds of philanthropists, the goal is to inspire attendees to think BIG!

    Take your education foundation to the next level by dedicating this time to focus on how to drive significant gifts to your district and foundation. In this session, participants will gain valuable insight and a roadmap to help build your vision and plan, develop strategies for donor engagement, and prepare for those major gift asks. Debbie will present strategies to set you up for success and transformational giving for the future. We look forward to having you join us for this workshop to advance your fundraising.

    About our Presenter

    Debbie Sontupe
    President of Match Nonprofit Consulting

    With nearly 30 years of experience in fundraising, communications, and non- profit management in both the non-profit and higher education sectors, Debbie Sontupe, President of Match Nonprofit Consulting, provides consulting services and project-based leadership in helping organizations in the areas of building and managing development programs, campaigns, major gift fundraising, board development, alumni relations, annual fundraising efforts and public relations.

    Debbie served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Mercy College in NY. Prior to joining Mercy, Debbie provided campaign direction at Rutgers University where she was responsible for the planning and operations of the largest campaign in university history, a $1 billion comprehensive campaign initiative. In addition to her higher education experience, Debbie has served in several leadership roles in the YMCA. She also served as a national trainer in all aspects of fund development for YMCA of the USA. Debbie earned her Bachelor’s University and holds a Master of Education from the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University.


    12 PM ET / 11 AM CT / 10 AM MT / 9 AM PT. This program will last 1.5 hours.


    NAEF Member - $25
    Nonmember - $60

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