Features and Opinions

 

Setting up a fundraising association isn’t always easy, but it is essential to accelerate professional development and build public trust in not-for-profits, according to Ilja De Coster, a member of the initiative group behind the Fundraisers Alliance Belgium (due to launch in 2012).

 

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Set up in 1995, SWISSFUNDRAISING joined EFA seven years ago.  This year,SwissFundraising has introduced an EFA Certified fundraising qualification and a direct marketing benchmarking tool for members. 
 
Fundraising Europe interviews President Odilo Noti about recent developments and next steps for the association.

 

 

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Fundraising in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is advancing rapidly, but with over-reliance on grant funding and many fundraisers operating alone in isolated communities of a post-communist era, the challenges remain evident. Brigitta, Jaksa, policy consultant for the Foundation for Development of Democratic Rights (DemNet Hungary) and member of the Hungarian Fundraising Association speaks out.

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Amidst public scrutiny and media reports that face-to-face fundraising can be aggressive, Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home speaks out about why her charity uses the technique and the need for continued innovation in the field.

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