Japan Fundraising Association (JFRA) was established to encourage a charitable society; a new society where making donations to NPOs is a commonsense and a respectful practice. In this new society, donors can be fully satisfied with the part they took, and fundraisers can take pride in their profession.
Our aim is to create a society that receives 10 trillion Japanese yen (127.67 billion U.S. dollars, 24th July 2012) a year in the giving market by 2020.
Japan Fundraising Association was established on 18th February 2009. There were 580 founding members, including experts and leading fundraisers from NPOs, Academics and Medias. They believed that it was important to innovate the culture of charitable giving in Japanese societies. 400 participants attended the Funding Ceremony at United Nations University.
Over the last 3 years, JFRA has introduced positive attitude towards charitable giving in Japanese societies, and has held a Fundraising Conference, which ended in success with 700 delegates. We have also started the Certified Fundraisers program in Japan, as well as publishing ‘Giving Japan’, and ‘Learning to Give’ program in order to promote philanthropic giving.