EFA has welcomed Dr Johan Vamstad to its Certification Committee, responsible for supporting and approving accreditation of fundraising qualifications across Europe.

 

 

 

Dr Vamstad’s current research in the field of charities and fundraising involves an international book project on charitable behavior in a large number of countries, led by Pamala Wiepking at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a separate study of historic fundraising campaigns in Sweden. 

Having co-authored a book with college professor Lars Trägårdh on tax regulations of charitable gifts in six countries (Sweden, the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Germany and Norway), the title was released in 2009 during the public debate on the introduction of tax deductions for charitable giving in Sweden. 

Dr Vamstad has also worked as a senior lecturer in Political Science in Mid-Sweden University, Lund University and Ersta Sköndal University College and has participated in the development and examination of many new courses at all three of these Swedish universities, since 2003.