EFA qualifications

How are EFA certified qualifications developed?

All EFA certified qualifications are built around a common set of competencies, which form the backbone of a robust professional fundraising qualification.

To develop a qualification, we encourage national fundraising associations to work with an experienced educational provider who will be able to deliver the training in line with EFA guidelines. The competencies and guidelines are set out within EFA's new Certification Handbook.

What EFA certified qualifications are available?

The following qualifications are currently available throughout Europe:

Fundraising College, Austria


Professional Fundraising, Finland


Certificat Francaise du Fundraising, France


Fundraising with Heart and Mind, Germany


Certificate in Fundraising / Diploma in Fundraising, Ireland


Master in Fund Raising per il Nonprofit e gli Enti pubblici, Italy


Certificate in Fundraising, Norway


Certificado Europeo de Formación en Fundraising, Spain


Certifieringsutbildning Fundraising, Sweden


Diploma of Advanced Studies in Fundraising Management, Switzerland


Certificate in Fundraising Management / Diploma in Fundraising, United Kingdom


With the growth of the internet and widespread media interest in charities, fundraising is becoming more and more visible beyond national boundaries. Standards are ever more important and the need for professional qualifications cannot be underestimated.

Günther Lutschinger, CEO of Fundraising Verband Austria