News from The Netherlands

Dutch fundraising platform Whydonate and financial services brand ING have launched a contactless collection box to help charities collect more money by making it easier for people to donate.

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The Dutch government has proposed a series of measures to encourage charities to opt in to the national philanthropy validation system, in a letter to the House of Representatives by Dutch state secretary of security and justice, Klaas Dijkhoff.

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Dutch agency N=5 has created a contactless payment jacket that enables people to give a euro to the homeless without handing over any cash. 

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Jan van BerkelJan van Berkel has been elected new Chair of the Dutch Charity Branch Association Goede Doelen Nederland, succeeding Jan Jaap de Graeff, who announced his resignation from the position earlier this year.

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