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Philanthropy has a more fundamental role to play in European society today than at any time in the last 30 years, says Filipe Santos, Chaired Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics and Visiting Professor at INSEAD. In our latest Expert View, he discusses how it must increasingly focus on financing social innovation if it is to achieve its potential, and looks at some of the new financing and engagement mechanisms that are being used.

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Kristiina Backberg
 
Fundraising is increasingly important for smaller charities, but how can you ensure that your organisation is seen and heard? HelsinkiMissio's Kristiina Backberg talks about the importance for smaller charities of building partnerships to extend capacity and shares her tips for fundraising success.

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While tax reliefs aren’t currently seen to be a major driver for philanthropy in Germany, Astrid von Soosten, board member of the German Fundraising Association (DFRV) and Head of Ressource Development at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory discusses their importance and explores what improvements could be made.

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Charlotte Rydh
 
With many smaller charities starting to fundraise for the first time in Sweden and rapid advances in the profession, Fundraising Europe interviews Charlotte Rydh, Secretary General of the Swedish Fundraising Council (FRII) about how the sector is changing.

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