Expert View

 

Scott Gray, Rapidata Services Plc 

With charities under increasing pressure to raise funds ever more cost-effectively, direct debit provides a ready solution both for charities to collect and for supporters to commit to the cause of their choice with a regular gift. Still, there are many charities across Europe yet to take full advantage of the benefits that direct debit payment brings, says Scott Gray, Managing Director of specialist charity payments provider, Rapidata Services Plc.

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Nelson Mandela, Image Copyright - South Africa The Good News
 
Nelson Mandela famously fought for a free and democratic civil society in South Africa; he led a national fight on a global scale. On news of his death towards the end of last year, echoes of his influence and inspiration resounded across the world.
 
Lord Joel Joffe, the former human rights lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia Trial and went on to hold a series of key voluntary sector positions in the UK including past Chair of Oxfam, speaks about Mandela’s influence.

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Daryl Upsall 

Fundraisers in Switzerland and the UK make more than their Spanish and Italian Counterparts but job satisfaction remains high across the board, according to the first International Compensation and Benefits Survey. Daryl Upsall, whose agency Daryl Upsall Consulting International SL commissioned the survey, presents the findings.

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Simon Scriver

Charities can spend their income in any way they want as long as they are able to explain why their actions are the best way to make the world a better place, says Simon Scriver of Total Fundraising.  The sector needs to be more transparent and to focus on showing the real results of their work.

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