News from Switzerland
The Elisabethenkirche, a church in Basel city centre, has installed Switzerland’s first cashless donation machine.
Swissfundraising is calling for amendments to draft changes of the country’s data protection laws, which it believes go beyond EU requirements and could hinder the ability of charities to fundraise effectively.
Money raised through crowdfunding rose from 28 million Swiss francs (CHF) or €25.7 million euros to CHF 128 million (€117.5m) in Switzerland last year: a rise of 362 per cent.
New editions of two long-running fundraising books have been published, showing the ongoing value of print in an increasingly online world.