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EFA Skillshare, Bratislava, December 2016


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SPring of Philanthropy: Queen of belgium highlights essential role of philanthropists in creating change

Queen Mathilde of Belgium spoke out in praise of philanthropy and the need for collaborative working to effect real change in her opening speech for the Boost Philanthropy in Europe conference last month. The event marked the official closing of the Spring of Philanthropy, organised by the King Badouin FoundationRead more.











concerns raised over hungarian government's foreign funding proposals

Hungarian NGOs have raised concerns over the government’s proposal to introduce legislation that would require NGOs in the country that receive more than 24,000 EUR in foreign funding to register as foreign funded organisations. Read more.









transparency is key to finns' positive views on charities, research reveals

The majority of Finnish people feel positively towards the charity sector with 19 per cent donating regularly and a third giving occasionally, according to research from market research company TaloustutkimusRead more.










your voice: how a more flexible system of tax reliefs could inspire a culture of philanthropy 

While tax reliefs aren’t currently seen to be a major driver for philanthropy in Germany, Astrid von Soosten, board member of the German Fundraising Association (DFRV) and Head of Resource Development at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory discusses their importance and explores what improvements government could make. Read more.










how to: put fundraising on your government's agenda for the right reasons

With the General Election taking place in the UK on June 8, the Institute of Fundraising is encouraging charities to engage with their local Parliamentary candidates and speaking up for fundraising. In this month's 'How to', the IoF's Mike Smith gives his top tips on how charities across Europe can best get their voices heard by their own MPs and governments. Read more.













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