Plans to recruit a director, and new additions to the Board were approved at EFA’s Annual General Meeting last month.
With nonprofits across Europe facing intensifying pressures, from recruitment difficulties to financial uncertainty, and challenges to the civic space, the AGA saw EFA reaffirm its top priorities for 2023-2025. These are to be the collective voice for Europe’s fundraising community, and to advocate for the ongoing development and professionalisation of the European fundraising sector.
In line with these priorities, the Board will recruit a director in 2024.
President of EFA Charlotte Rydh explained:
“With the challenges faced nonprofits right across Europe exerting ever more pressure, EFA’s role as the voice of the fundraising community has never been more important. To take us to the next level of our development, it’s time for us to expand. Appointing a part-time director will provide us with valuable additional expertise and propel us forward on this next stage of our journey.”
Further details on this process will be announced in due course.
Board and Committee changes
EFA’s September AGA also saw two new Board members appointed: Laurence Lepetit (France générosités), and Francesca Lucci (ASSIF), with vice president Jan Gregor and chair of the Public Affairs Committee Simona Biancu stepping down. Lepetit will focus on EFA Public Affairs, while Lucci joins the EFA Certification Committee. Siri Nodland (Fundraising Norge) was re-elected, and will focus on Membership.
Charlotte Rydh, Scott Kelley, Paul Laird, and Larissa Probst remain in post for another term.
The full EFA Board is as follows:
Charlotte Rydh – President
Scott Kelley – Treasurer
Laurence Lepetit – Public Affairs
Siri Nodland – Membership
Paul Laird – Communications
Larissa Probst – Strategic Partnerships
Francesca Lucci – Certification Committee
The EFA Certification Committee was further bolstered with the appointments of Soile Bar-Yosef (VaLa), and Annelies Coghlan (Charities Institute Ireland). In addition, Janet Phillips (Chartered Institute of Fundraising) has joined the committee this year and Paul Dalby (Deutscher Verband Fundraising) was confirmed as chair. Paul will also join the Board as a co-opted member when needed.
More on EFA’s Skillshare here.
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