Welcome to EFA

The European Fundraising Association is a network of national fundraising organisations, working to strengthen and develop fundraising across Europe. Together we represent the European fundraising community with one voice, one collective body and one shared goal of facilitating better fundraising.


We certify national fundraising qualifications and support their development, and, through our public affairs work, represent the European fundraising community on legal and regulatory matters at an EU level. We also deliver inspiring networking events, share best practice and publish news and views from across the continent in our newsletter, Fundraising Europe.

November 28, 2023

Platform launches to boost cross-border fundraising & giving in Europe

Today, Giving Tuesday 2023, an online platform has launched that is aimed at helping charities elevate their fundraising efforts across Europe and boosting charitable giving across […]
November 22, 2023

UK charity regulators urge banks to remove ‘avoidable frustrations’ for charities

The bosses of the UK’s charity regulators have written to the UK’s largest banks to request “urgent action” to stop charities being given poor service or […]
November 8, 2023

First Belgian ‘Fundraising of the Year’ award goes to Allez, Chantez

October 5 saw the inaugural Fundraisers Belgium’s Fundraiser Day take place in Gentbrugge. The event brought fundraisers together to exchange knowledge, learn and be inspired, and […]
November 8, 2023

Charities Institute Ireland hosts only Irish screening of Dan Pallota film

Charities Institute Ireland hosted the only Irish screening of Dan Pallotta’s new film ‘Uncharitable’ on September 28. Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, the documentary film challenges longstanding […]
November 8, 2023

EFA president to lead Swedish investigation into youth engagement in civil society

EFA president and general secretary of Sweden’s Giva Sverige, Charlotte Rydh, is to lead a government investigation into how to increase youth engagement in civil society […]
November 8, 2023

Dutch charities ‘wrong target’ for doorstep selling regulation

Proposed regulations around doorstep selling would have a major negative impact on the work of charities, according to Dutch fundraising association Goede Doelen Nederland. The changes have […]
November 8, 2023

Charities to get tax breaks in ‘milestone’ for Austria’s third sector

Fundraising Verband Austria (FVA) has welcomed new Government proposals for the third sector, calling them the “biggest reform in 30 years”. One of the major proposals […]
October 23, 2023

Spanish philanthropists grow in number & seek to do more than give

The number of private philanthropists in Spain grew by 11% between 2017 and 2021, shows a new report from the Asociación Española de Fundraising (AEFr). The […]
October 19, 2023

Public donations to UK charities were down £4.4bn in first year of pandemic

UK charities suffered a dramatic drop in donations at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, prompting the sector’s first income decline since 2012, new research shows. […]