Pan-European fundraising news.
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In January of this year, the international fundraising community was rocked by the loss of one of the best known and most widely respected personalities in fundraising.
The UK, Italy, the Netherlands, and Ireland give away the largest portion of their gross domestic product (GDP) to charity amongst European countries, according to figures from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
After the European Commission, Parliament and Council reached agreement on forthcoming data protection laws at the end of 2015, fundraising experts have expressed uncertainty about what will be required in terms of consent for marketing approaches.
A new report into public foundations has identified more than 141,000 registered foundations in 22 European countries, with combined annual expenditures of more than €56 billion euros.