Features and Opinions

With global reports of falling donation levels, nonprofits in Europe appear to be bucking the trend. And yet, emerging reports of a dip in voluntary income in both the UK and Germany, raises questions for the future. Fundraising Europe reports on the latest giving data.

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A national fundraising award programme sets the bar for fundraising excellence, encouraging the industry to strive ever higher, recognising and celebrating extraordinary achievements. The Institute of Fundraising’s National Awards programme in the UK is now in its 21st year. Ruth Moore, Head of Training and Events at the IoF shares her tips for running a highly successful awards programme. 

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As fundraisers in Finland prepare for a new regulatory environment, the Finnish Fundraising Association (VaLa ry) maintains its focus on influencing those changes to ensure that regulation will not become overly burdensome or restrictive for nonprofits.  
 
Fundraising Europe interviews Secretary General, Pia Tornikoski, about the work of the association and the challenges that lie ahead.

 

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With greater mobility, growing awareness of international causes and the growth of cross-border giving, donor behaviour is changing. Transnational giving in Europe is growing, but legal and fiscal hurdles remain a significant challenge says Ludwig Forrest, Philanthropy Advisor at the King Baudouin Foundation and Coordinator of Transnational Giving Europe.

 

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