September 19, 2017

VaLa celebrates graduation of first professionally certified fundraisers

Finland’s first professionally certified fundraisers graduated this month, following the successful completion of a course that took place between January 2016 and May 2017. Twenty-five fundraisers […]
September 19, 2017

Secret campaign to honour Finnish President raises over €600,000

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 […]
June 7, 2017

Transparency is key to Finns’ positive views on charities, research reveals

The majority of Finnish people feel positively towards the charity sector with 19 per cent donating regularly and a third giving occasionally, according to research from […]
July 25, 2016

Private funding to grow amongst Finnish NGOs, research reveals

Private funding is set to increase amongst NGOs in Finland, according to research from market research company Taloustutkimus. Taloustutkimus interviewed 121 nonprofit organisations in April this year, […]
April 18, 2016

First English language fundraising seminar for VaLa

The Finnish Fundraising Association VaLa has run a seminar on how to recruit and commit donors. The seminar took place in Helsinki on 12 April, and marks the first […]
April 18, 2016

New tax legislation incentivises donations to universities and colleges

New legislation in Finland means individuals can now benefit from tax deductions if they donate to a university, college, polytechnic or university fund. The establishment must […]