EXPERT VIEW: New Challenges for Civil Society in Europe
Published: Wednesday, 17 December 2014 09:58
With a new parliament settling in at the heart of Europe, there are many changes for nonprofit organisations in Brussels. Hans Wolters of the Organisational Development Support consultancy in Brussels, cites some of the key changes and the implications for nonprofits.
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.
EXPERT VIEW: Charities could be making better use of direct debits
Published: Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:49
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.
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.