Features and Opinions

Too many nonprofit organisations in Italy fail to foster a real culture of fundraising and greater professionalisation is needed for the sector to develop. Valerio Melandri, consultant, trainer, and educator in Italian fundraising, sets out his vision for how the fundraising profession must change and grow.

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Peter Vandor, Vienna University of Economics and BusinessCentral and Eastern Europe has seen huge amounts of change in recent years. What does this mean for civil society? Fundraising Europe interviews Peter Vandor of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) about his recent research into civil society in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

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Eszter Hartay, ECNL
 
Europe is a veritable assortment of cultural diversity, with an array of approaches to regulating civil society. Having researched the regulatory framework for fundraising in sixteen countries across Europe, Eszter Hartay, legal advisor of the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), explores how legislation and self-regulation can best support philanthropy. 

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Björn Lampe, betterplace.org
Widespread use of smart phones, the rapid growth of messenger systems and new payment technology create multiple opportunities for income generation, but which offer the greatest potential? Björn Lampe, board member of betterplace.org, explores the technological developments fundraisers should keep a close eye on in 2018.

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