DAFNE works to exchange ideas on fundraising and the promotion of a culture of giving and to maintain a favourable legal and fiscal environment for philanthropy, thus maximizing the resources available for donors and foundations.
National associations play a critical role in developing the professional capability of their members in order that they use their resources effectively. DAFNE helps associations improve the service they provide to their members.
As a European network of peers, DAFNE provides a platform for communication, collaboration, and connection which reinforces efforts to build capacity and capability. Trusted relationships are built through DAFNE.
DAFNE provides a collective voice for Foundations at European level, and strengthens representation at national level. This conributes to the reputation, recognition and influence of Foundations amongst governments and civil society across Europe.