Globalisation, 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.
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.
With greater mobility, growing awareness of international causes and the growth of cross-border giving, donor behaviour is changing. Transnational giving in Europe is growing, but legal and fiscal hurdles remain a significant challenge says Ludwig Forrest, Philanthropy Advisor at the King Baudouin Foundation and Coordinator of Transnational Giving Europe.