The latest national fundraising news.
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The Institute of Fundraising has launched the UK's first Public Fundraising Certification Programme for fundraisers working on the street, doorstep, private site or telephone, encouraging charities and fundraising agencies to strive towards excellent fundraising.
Last month saw 13 fundraisers pass their Certifieringsutbildning Fundraising in Sweden and become EFA Certified fundraisers, bringing the total in the country to more than 80.
A secret fundraising campaign to honour Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari on his 80th birthday with the gift of peace raised €631,877 in June – enough to pay for 15 rounds of peace negotiations.