EFA hosts a number of events, most notably the annual EFA Skillshare and the European Fundraising Tour.

We also publish a directory of national fundraising conferences, training and related events

EFA Certification Symposium

The annual EFA Certification Symposium is back for 2024 and this year takes place on 25-26 April in Helsinki, Finland, with the topic: Developing and Improving Fundraising Education in Europe: Sharing best practices and insights from fundraising education research.

The Symposium starts with a welcome dinner and celebration of Finnish fundraising association VaLa’s 20th anniversary. Following this, there will be a full day of sessions and workshops on 26 April, covering everything from an in-depth look at EFA’s Advanced Framework, first launched in 2022; to launching and sustaining fundraising educational pathways; and how to build vibrant strategic networks for effective collaboration.

The registration deadline is: 17 April.

EFA's Skillshare 

Skillshare is EFA's long-standing annual event for the European fundraising community. In recent years, Skillshare has travelled to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Czech Republic, Dublin, Krakow, Paris, Rome, Oslo and Vienna. Focusing on current fundraising issues and challenges for fundraisers and fundraising associations, this event is a unique opportunity for fundraising associations to come together for an exciting programme of exchange, learning and networking.

The 15th Annual EFA Skillshare takes place in Zürich on 26-27 September 2024. All fundraisers and others working in the civil society sector are welcome to join! More details to follow. 2023's programme can be found here.

Conferences, Training & Events

What fundraising conferences, training and other events are taking place near you or online?

In this calendar, we round-up the events hosted by our members - national fundraising associations - and related partners.

Take a look at our calendar of European fundraising conferences, training and events