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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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Tony Elischer, THINK Consulting SolutionsGlobalisation, the merging of cultures and the expansion of international giving programmes brings new challenges and opportunities to the fundraising profession. Tony Elischer and THINK Consulting Solutions' International Team explore why it is essential that fundraisers have a good knowledge of both their own fundraising marketplace and those beyond national boundaries.

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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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Hanna Surmatz, European Foundation Centre
European philanthropy could soon get a boost with a new tool to ensure that cross-border public-benefit initiatives find their legal home: The European Foundation Statute (EFS). Hanna Surmatz, Legal Counsel at the European Foundation Centre shares her insights on what this initiative means for European philanthropy.

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