The Dutch Association for Voluntary Euthanasia (NVVE) was founded on February 23, 1973, in response to the Postma lawsuit. From a small but active group in the Frisian village of Vinkega, the NVVE grew into a large, respected, and frequently consulted association. The NVVE does not receive subsidies and relies on membership dues for its income. Currently, the NVVE has over 112,000 members. Twenty individuals work at the office in Amsterdam, and there are 145 volunteers throughout the country. Due to an expansion of its objectives, the members decided to change the association’s name to NVVE, Dutch Association for a Voluntary End of Life.