Over the past three years, the Italian Fundraising Association (ASSIF) has trebled its income, doubling its investments and increasing the value of donated goods and services fivefold. This has enabled the organisation to upscale its services, offering new resources for members, strengthening partnerships with industry stakeholders and increasing participation in studies and research.
During that time, 80 events have been organised (including 63 local and 17 national events) and membership rose by 24.2% or 21.4% if the first 6 months of 2020 are taken into account. ASSIF is hopeful that membership will grow further by the end of the year.
Such growth enabled ASSIF to continue its activities during ‘lockdown’, promoting transparency, delivering intermediation, consultancy, lobbying, training, research and analysis also in collaboration with sector partners.
The figures were unveiled at the association’s recent Assembly, which celebrated the impact of the outgoing Board and welcomed in the new directors for 2020-2023. The directors met for the first time on June 29, with Nicola Bedogni remaining in post as president and Simona Biancu joining the Board as vice president.
Simona Biancu, ASSIF vice president said:
“What has emerged is the profile of a very active and structured organisation thanks to the work and engagement of its members. We’re hugely looking forward to contributing to ASSIF’s future growth and to actively promoting the role of fundraisers as agents of change.”
Fellow board members include Letizia Bucalo, Michela Gaffo, Francesca Lucci, Davide Moro, Elena Quagliardi (remaining deputy vice president), Lisa Vacca, Jara Vernarecci, Sergio Conte (treasurer) and Rosalba Pastena (secretary).