Traci Basden Has Been Awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Designation

CFRE International has named Traci Basden as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Traci Basden, Associate Vice President of Fundraising Services at Gabriel Group joins over 5,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.

Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. They have also passed a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a fundraising executive, and have agreed to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights.

“The CFRE credential was created to identify for the public and employers those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and commitment to perform fundraising duties in an effective and ethical manner,” states Jim Caldarola, CFRE, Immediate Past Chair of CFRE International. “As the certification is a voluntary achievement, the CFRE credential demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of Traci Basden to herself, the fundraising profession, and, the donors who are served.”

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period. In order to maintain certification status, certificants must demonstrate on-going fundraising employment and fundraising results, and continue with their professional education. Employers and donors who work with CFRE’s know they are getting a professional who is committed to the best outcomes for their organization and has the requisite knowledge and skills.


Gabriel Group Enhances Security Measures as Part of SOC 1 Effort

Gabriel Group has added a state of the art building security system to monitor and maintain a safe and secure environment for our clients and associates.

A security system that includes cameras is now being used to monitor and record all exterior doors in addition to sensitive production areas. Additionally, dual access is required for Gabriel server access consisting of electronic magnet and pin number verification.

“Gabriel Group’s SOC 1 certification provides our client-partners with an extra degree of confidence in our internal controls to help assure them that we take exceptional internal measures to ensure our partners receive the best in customer support and service quality,” said Art Kerckhoff, Vice President of Client Retention. “We strive to continuously improve our customer experience and, to that end, feel that these new security measures are a great addition to the tactics that we were already employing.”