Expert View

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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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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Björn Lampe, betterplace.org
Widespread use of smart phones, the rapid growth of messenger systems and new payment technology create multiple opportunities for income generation, but which offer the greatest potential? Björn Lampe, board member of betterplace.org, explores the technological developments fundraisers should keep a close eye on in 2018.

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