Features and Opinions

With no facility to donate by Direct Debit, the opportunity to develop regular giving has been near impossible for charities in Slovakia. Fundraising Europe interviews Eduard Marček, Chair of the Slovak Fundraising Centre about how online donation platforms are building public trust in charitable giving and generating regular reliable income streams.

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A trustee board that understands the role of fundraising within the organisation and is committed to championing it both within and outside of that itself pays dividends but achieving this can be a challenge for fundraisers. Stephanie Siddell, policy officer at the Institute of Fundraising sets out her top tips for getting trustees on board.

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What are the most important innovations for fundraising? Could it be contactless payments, messaging apps or virtual reality? Fundraising Europe explores a raft of social and technological trends that are changing the way nonprofits raise funds.

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Peer-to-peer learning is by no means unique to the voluntary sector, but it’s often one of the things charities and commercial partners do best. Sue Kershaw, development director of SOFII (the Showcase of Fundraising Inspiration and Innovation), talks about some of the most inspirational campaigns to have been showcased at the recent I Wish I’d Thought of That event.

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