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An Eight Principles Certification Sets You Apart

Gain A Competitive Advantage

The Eight Principles Certification helps you stand out in a sea of consultants and advisors. You’ll spend more time doing the work you actually enjoy doing for your clients while giving them better results.

Get Training & Ongoing Support

The Eight Principles framework helps nonprofit organizations grow fast. Becoming an Eight Principles Certified Advisor ensures you’ll deliver advice that gets results for your clients.

Grow Your Business

Scale your consulting into a business or add Eight Principles certification to your repertoire of coaching deliverables. Either way, Eight Principles will increase your value in the marketplace.

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How to Become an Eight Principles Advisor


Step 1

Complete an Application and Interview with a member of The Eight Principles Team

Step 2

Do the Prework

Step 3

Attend the 3 day immersive training

Step 4

Scale your business to the career of your dreams

Want to BE an Incredible Fundraising Consultant or Financial Advisor?

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  • Make your clients love you
  • Give the best advice
  • Retain clients longer while gaining more referrals
  • Get the best results for your clients

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How Does It Work?

Whether you’re a new fundraising consultant, one with an established business or a wealth manager who works with philanthropically inclined clients, The Eight Principles Certified Advisor program will get you where you want to go. 

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The Eight Principles has quickly become one of the most trusted names in relational philanthropy.  Created by award-willing author Larry Johnson, The Eight Principles has helped hundreds of organizations who have reported doubling, tripling and even quadrupling their fundraising revenue while spending less, not more, on their fundraising efforts.

Eight Principles is certifying a select number of Advisors each year.  An Eight Principles Certified Advisor can consult with individual organizations to help them make the cultural paradigm shift to relational, strategic philanthropy.  This opens the door for advisors to provide longer and more effective service for their clients’ broader fundraising needs. Wealth managers become a go-to advisor for their clients whose interest in philanthropy is frustrated by dysfunctional fundraising practices.

To become an Eight Principles Certified Advisor:  1. Complete our brief online application. 2. Have an exploratory conversation with a member of our team.  3. Receive your training and get to work building or enhancing your consulting or advising business.

Without a framework, you’re just delivering fundraising advice.  Your clients are looking for more. They’re looking for a proven approach they can trust to deliver sustained results.  Now they’re offing just flailing around from quick fix to quick fix. Becoming an Eight Principles Certified Advisor is your path to delivering long-term results for your clients while building the career of your dreams.

Apply to become an Eight Principles Certified Advisor today.

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Who Should Become an Eight Principles Certified Advisor?

Established Consultants

If you have an existing clientele and want to enhance your value by adding The Eight Principles framework to your deliverables, our Advisor training will work.

Consultants Looking to Grow

Build your consulting business by taking your clients through a proven paradigm-shifting framework. Our certification program will give you a foundation.

Wealth Managers —
Philanthropic Advisors

Differentiate yourself by providing your clients a proven solution to eliminating the fundraising dysfunction in the organizations your clients support.

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What You Get with Certification

  • 3 Day Live Eight Principles Immersive Training
  • Access to the Online Eight Principles Marketing Roadmap Course
  • Access to the Online Eight Principles Fundraising Course
  • Exclusive access to The Eight Principles Advisor online resource center
  • All facilitator manuals and pro versions of The Eight Principles Team Prep Curriculum
  • Significant commissions and revenue shares on all The Eight Principles products you sell to clients
  • Access to The Eight Principles Community