Pan-European fundraising news.
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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.
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).
CFRE International, the international certifying body for the CFRE® certification for fundraising professionals, has recently announced updates to the programme’s application requirements and CFRE examination, which will take effect in January 2016.