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.
The Dutch media and nonprofit community has expressed its disappointment over the impact of an emergency appeal for funds for Syria, which raised €1.2 million initially from donors in the Netherlands.
VFI is to introduce a new targeted legacy programme to encourage more people to leave money to nonprofit organisations from their wills.