News from Finland

 

A new event at this year’s Slush conference in Helsinki has united nonprofit organisations and technology start-ups for the first time to exchange ideas.

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Finnish Government PalaceIn August, the Finnish Government announced that it will almost halve annual public funding for NGOs from €120 million to €65 million euros for 2015. International aid and development organisations have widely criticised the move.

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HelsinkiMissio Do Not Leave People Alone Campaign

A campaign inspired by the true story of dementia patient Eila, who walked out of her nursing home in winter wearing nothing but a hospital gown won the most Innovative Fundraising Campaign at the 2015 Finnish Fundraising Awards on 15th September 2015.

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Finnish Government Palace, Photographer: Janne Suhonen, Copyright: Prime Minister's Office

Ahead of parliamentary elections later this month, the Finnish Fundraising Association VaLa is implementing a lobbying programme to challenge elected politicians to promote a philanthropic culture.

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