News from Finland
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.
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.
Private funding is set to increase amongst NGOs in Finland, according to research from market research company Taloustutkimus.
Taloustutkimus interviewed 121 nonprofit organisations in April this year, 93% of which had received public funding over the past year, with their reported fundraising targets from private sources having doubled since 2014.