Features and Opinions

In today’s unpredictable global landscape, charities must adapt to survive. Michelle Chambers of THINK Consulting Solutions looks at what charities can do to give themselves the best chance of thriving in an era of change.

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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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With the General Election taking place in the UK this week, the Institute of Fundraising is encouraging charities to engage with their local parliamentary candidates and speaking up for fundraising. In our latest 'How to' feature, the IoF's Mike Smith gives his top tips on how charities across Europe can best get their voices heard by their own MPs and governments.

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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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