Expert View

Pavel Hrica and Jan Kroupa, IFC Speakers
A clear set of values is what defines individuals and organisations, helping us to determine our behaviour and actions. As fundraising leaders, we must ensure our teams have a clear understanding of what those values are and how to apply them in a fundraising setting if we are to empower our teams and help them succeed, say speakers at this year's IFC, Pavel Hrica (Pontis Foundation, Slovakia) and Jan Kroupa (Czech Fundraising Centre).

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Philanthropy has a more fundamental role to play in European society today than at any time in the last 30 years, says Filipe Santos, Chaired Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics and Visiting Professor at INSEAD. In our latest Expert View, he discusses how it must increasingly focus on financing social innovation if it is to achieve its potential, and looks at some of the new financing and engagement mechanisms that are being used.

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Charities are struggling with the implementation of the privacy law. It’s time for a wake-up call on charities’ use of data, says Jitty van Doodewaerd, compliance consultant at DMCC Netherlands.

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While the public shows greater sympathy for small local charities, it is the larger ones that reap the lion’s share of funding, says John Baguley, Chair of the International Fundraising Consultancy. In this month's Expert View, he talks about why this is the case and how smaller charities can level the playing field.

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