This site includes a lot of information about EFA Certification, but you may still have some questions. In this section, we have included some responses to the frequently asked questions listed here.
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WHY ARE FUNDRAISING QUALIFICATIONS IMPORTANT?
Fundraising qualifications will ensure the establishment or robust professional standards. Only by raising standards, can we build public trust in not-for profit organisations, and encourage philanthropy. With EFA Certification, we aim to raise the bar in fundraising training and, ultimately, to enable the European fundraising community to raise more money for the good causes they work for.
WHY TAKE AN EFA CERTIFIED QUALIFICATION?
An EFA Certified qualification is an opportunity for fundraisers to demonstrate that they are leading European fundraising professionals, holders of a qualification that is recognised across the EU. It is a fundraising ‘passport’ that brings both recognition and mobility to work in other cultures to a shared set of principles. Read more about the advantages of taking an EFA Certified qualification.
HOW DO I GET QUALIFIED?
EFA Certified professional fundraising qualifications are available throughout Europe. Click here to view a list of EFA Certified qualifications.
HOW DO I SUBMIT A TRAINING COURSE FOR CERTIFICATION?
EFA's application form should be completed by the through the national fundraising body and submitted to EFA. Check out EFA’s Certification Resources for more information.
Where there is no national fundraising organisation, educational providers will be encouraged to initiate such an organisation in accordance with EFA strategy and apply for EFA membership before being considered for EFA Certification.
CAN ALL EUROPEAN NATIONS APPLY?
While fundraising techniques and legalities may vary hugely from country to country, the fundamentals of ‘good’ fundraising are the same wherever you are. Any European national fundraising association can apply to have a fundraising qualification certified by EFA.
Through EFA, countries that boast years of professional fundraising experience have identified the principles and competencies needed for a top class fundraiser and passed this information on to fundraisers in developing markets, accelerating the development of the industry.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?