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Donors have high expectations of charities, says Günther Lutschinger, President of the European Fundraising Association and Chief Executive of Fundraising Verband Austria, and charities have to work harder than ever to meet them.

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With little more than a year to go before domestic transactions must comply with the European banking industry’s Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), nonprofits must prepare themselves and their supporter base for this shift or risk disengaging donors, says 'Günther Lutschinger', CEO of Fundraising Verband Austria.

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Lucy GowerTo succeed in an increasingly challenging fundraising environment, charities must overcome their inbuilt aversion to risk and innovate, argues Lucy Gower, independent trainer and consultant specialising in fundraising innovation.

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Fundraising in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is advancing rapidly, but with over-reliance on grant funding and many fundraisers operating alone in isolated communities of a post-communist era, the challenges remain evident. Brigitta, Jaksa, policy consultant for the Foundation for Development of Democratic Rights (DemNet Hungary) and member of the Hungarian Fundraising Association speaks out.

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