News from The Netherlands


A groundbreaking new mobile donating system has been implemented in the Netherlands through national fundraising association VFI, in collaboration with seven charities and fundraising suppliers. Through GEEF-mobiel, which translates to GIVE-mobile, charities now have a simple tool to deliver mobile fundraising, using both SMS and online technology.

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Instituut Fondsenwerving is setting up a functional registry for fundraisers (REF) that will include every certified fundraiser in the Netherlands and all fundraisers that can demonstrate a similar level of knowledge, skills and experience.

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VFI is to introduce a new targeted legacy programme to encourage more people to leave money to nonprofit organisations from their wills.

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As of 2012 the annual Dutch Legacy Campaign will be run by VFI, the Dutch Association of Fundraising Organisations.

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