EFA is a European platform for sharing best practice, knowledge and expertise. Our members exchange knowledge, learning, ideas, fundraising techniques and developments, working to the shared goal of raising the standard of fundraising across Europe.


Through EFA, members can develop internationally-recognised fundraising qualifications, access discounts at fellow members’ events and more. Find out more about our member benefits.



EFA members


Our membership consists of fundraising associations from across Europe.  Currently, there are 17 member associations from 17 countries.  EFA also works with observer nations – countries without a fundraising association.  



Three types of member associations


There are three types of EFA members, associations that represent individual fundraisers, fundraising organisations and those that encompass both individual fundraisers and fundraising organisations.  Find out more about our members here.


The challenge


Although not-for-profit organisations fundraise across all of Europe, formal associations for fundraising are yet to be established in many European countries. We believe that fundraising associations are an important structure, across which best practice, knowledge and expertise can be shared, advancing the fundraising profession and industry in that nation. The challenge remains to develop fundraising associations in all nations.



Building Infrastructure


To meet this challenge, EFA helps set up new fundraising associations and works to strengthen existing associations. If you are interested in setting up a national fundraising association, contact us to find out more about how EFA can help you.