How to Raise Funds from European Foundations

An Introduction

Are you a fundraiser who is looking for ways to diversify your organization’s funding sources? Do you want to tap into new markets that you have not taken advantage of until now? Then this course is just right for you!

Learn how to raise funds from the thousands of European foundations!

European foundations give a lot of money to projects every year – the 147,000 foundations in 24 countries give over 71 billion US$ a year. Nevertheless, many fundraisers are not familiar with many European foundations and don´t take advantage of the opportunities presenting themselves here.

Different names, languages and the absence of a centralized database and varying or absence of public reporting requirements can make it difficult to gather information about European foundations. However there are many European foundations that support projects in their own country and abroad, but the challenge is to find the right needle in the haystack.

This is where we can help. In this online certificate course, you will learn:

  • Why you should not ignore the European funding landscape
  • How to focus your research to find great donor fits
  • How to find potential donors in Europe – even within the difficult circumstances
  • Which resources you can use to help in your research of European Foundations
  • How to use these resources effectively (i.e. UK charity commission)
  • Where you can get the information that you need to network successfully with European Foundations

In this course, you will get all the information you need to start researching European foundations and network with them. In this online course, our instructor Erik Detiger will share his best tips from more than 20 years of experience with you. Furthermore, you will get:

  • European Foundation Overview with links
  • European Foundations Country Resources with links
  • UK Charity Commission how-to guide
  • Template for your donor research
  • A copy of our e-book “The NGO Guide to Proposal Writing”

Philantropia is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education in Fundraising. Full participation in “How to Raise Funds from European Foundations” is applicable for 3.0 points in Category 1. B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. CFRE is an independent certification for fundraising professionals that aims to set standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

Participation in this program may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and the (educational program title) was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International.

Your Instructor

Erik Detiger
Erik Detiger

Hello! My name is Erik Detiger and I am a professional with over two decades of experience working in the field of international philanthropy and fundraising. As a highly successful international project manager and fundraising professional, I have raised over US$200 million for numerous international projects from a wide variety of government agencies, foundations, and institutions. I am the founder of Philantropia - an independent consultancy based in New York specialized in international fundraising and philanthropy and am excited to share my knowledge with you on this platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Join this course now for an introduction into fundraising from European foundations and learn how to diversify your funding sources to put your fundraising strategy on more stable legs. Turn around your fundraising today and sign up now!

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