Expert View

The dilemma of whether or not to accept a donation is one many charities face, with the processes and thinking fundraisers use often skewed towards refusal. Ian MacQuillin, director of fundraising think tank Rogare, asks whether charities should approach decision-making from a different angle.

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Too many nonprofit organisations in Italy fail to foster a real culture of fundraising and greater professionalisation is needed for the sector to develop. Valerio Melandri, consultant, trainer, and educator in Italian fundraising, sets out his vision for how the fundraising profession must change and grow.

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The potential for using blockchain technology to improve cross-border giving is huge, but there are some major challenges still to be overcome. Rhodri Davies, head of policy at Charities Aid Foundation and leader of Giving Thought, explores the potential for using it to enable cross-border giving.

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Eszter Hartay, ECNL
 
Europe is a veritable assortment of cultural diversity, with an array of approaches to regulating civil society. Having researched the regulatory framework for fundraising in sixteen countries across Europe, Eszter Hartay, legal advisor of the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), explores how legislation and self-regulation can best support philanthropy. 

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