About CRF
History of the Credit Research Foundation

The Credit Research Foundation was formed on March 17, 1947 by members of the National Association of Credit Management to specifically develop and deliver education, research and training to the business credit community. It was formally incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on January 3, 1949. The first annual meeting with 115 members in attendance took place on May 16, 1949 at which time an additional 525 new members registered (See the CRF Original Tax Exempt Certificate, the Original Articles of Incorporation and the Minutes of the First Meeting of the Board of Trustees of CRF).

Today, operating as an independent organization under the guidance of its own Board of Trustees, the Credit Research Foundation continues to represent a body of knowledge with a singular focus and mission - providing education and research for today's credit, accounts receivable and customer financial service professionals. CRF has been widely recognized as the leader in its field as the membership body represents a unique and dynamic cross section of senior executive practitioners.

CRF offers a variety of educational vehicles and contemporary tools to enable both a strategic and operational advantage for the accounts receivable and credit management professional:

In-Person Forums
Technology and Industry Partner Expositions
White Papers
Quarterly News and Journal Pieces
Legal Analysis and Updates
On-Line Educational Courses
Performance Benchmarking


A HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE because our community cares and is our singular focus!!!