Expert View

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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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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