January 12, 2022

Patrick Gibbels: The French Presidency of the EU – what’s in store?

With France officially taking over the rotating Presidency of the EU Council on New Year’s Day, our public affairs columnist Patrick Gibbels takes a look at […]
November 10, 2021

Patrick Gibbels: Collaborating to lobby successfully at EU level

With more and more legislation coming out of Brussels, knowing how to lobby successfully is an increasingly important skill for nonprofits and membership bodies. Our public affairs columnist […]
September 15, 2021

Patrick Gibbels: Why ePrivacy proposals could give the sector an even bigger headache

ePrivacy rules are on the table to be overhauled, but the latest proposed amendments could be even more problematic for nonprofit fundraising. Our columnist Patrick Gibbels […]
August 4, 2021

Patrick Gibbels: European Commission tables new rules on anti-money laundering

The European Commission has proposed a new package that aims to harmonise anti-money laundering rules across Europe. Our columnist Patrick Gibbels takes a look at what’s […]
June 9, 2021

Patrick Gibbels: Will the EU call time on telephone fundraising?

Over the past year and more, the telephone has been a vital channel for fundraising and nurturing supporter relationships. Patrick Gibbels highlights the risks of the […]
May 12, 2021

Patrick Gibbels: Spring update from Brussels

Our columnist Patrick Gibbels summarises some key updates from the European Commission in Brussels, highlighting what the Anti-Money Laundering regulations, ePrivacy, the Conference on the Future […]