News from Finland
Charities in Finland are looking to invest in additional income streams as government funding becomes harder to access, research has found.
A secret fundraising campaign to honour Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari on his 80th birthday with the gift of peace raised €631,877 in June – enough to pay for 15 rounds of peace negotiations.
A new Fundraising Act has been proposed for Finland that would make it easier for charities to raise vital funds.
Finland’s first professionally certified fundraisers graduated this month, following the successful completion of a course that took place between January 2016 and May 2017.