Developed with EU funding, EFA Certification is a framework that enables members to develop national qualifications for fundraising based on one core syllabus and a set of fundraising competencies.


EFA Certification was modelled on the Certificate in Fundraising Management, developed by the Institute of Fundraising in the UK.


EFA gives members the tools they need to develop their own training programmes with national education partners. Once approved by EFA’s Certification Committee, they become accredited qualifications, recognised internationally. With an EFA Certified qualification, fundraisers can demonstrate that they are part of a professional industry with robust standards.


The EFA Certification Committee has approved 10 fundraising qualifications that are currently available in Europe.


"Only by establishing robust and professional standards, can we build public trust in not-for-profit organisations and encourage philanthropy,” says Andrea Caracciolo di Feroleto, Chair of the EFA Certification Committee. “An EFA Certified qualification is a fundraising ‘passport’ that brings both recognition and mobility to work in other cultures to a shared set of principles."