Features and Opinions

 

Photo credit: UNHCR (Photographer I. Prickett), Syrian Refugees Crossing into TurkeyThe current refugee crisis brings the plight of people living in war-torn nations into stark relief, with thousands of people risking life and limb to cross the sea to the relative safety of Europe’s borders. Fundraising Europe addresses the many challenges facing voluntary sector agencies of channelling public support where it is needed most.

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As the Austrian government passes a new law giving foundations charitable status and extending the tax-deductible framework, Fundraising Europe interviews Günther Lutschinger, CEO of the Austrian Fundraising Association and President of EFA, about the proposed reform and other key work programmes of the Association.

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Daniel FluskeyLabelled the 'summer of discontent', media headlines highlighting public concerns about persistent and 'aggressive' approaches by charities have led to a 'radical shake-up' not only of fundraising standards, but a review of the entire regulatory system for fundraising in the UK, says Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research at the Institute of Fundraising and EFA Board Member.

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Ian MacQuillin, Rogare 
As the fundraising thinktank Rogare embarks on a new programme to refashion relationship fundraising, Professor Adrian Sargeant and Ian MacQuillin explore how the sector can advance donor stewardship by looking to relationship building theories from other sectors.

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