The CFI forecasts the fundraising climate through a survey of senior fundraising professionals at universities, colleges and independent schools in the United States.
CASE conducts the CFI twice a year—once at the end of the academic year (July 1–June 30) and once at the end of the calendar year (Jan. 1–Dec. 31). Each survey asks fundraisers to report an estimate of the results raised for the previous year and a prediction for the year ahead.
See news releases announcing the results of past CFIs: