August 9, 2023

‘Bureaucratic hurdles’ prevent release of €180m of German flood donations

More than a quarter of the €650m donated after Germany’s deadly floods in 2021 has still not reached its intended destinations, due to regulatory barriers. This […]
February 22, 2023

Germans donated around €5.7bn in 2022 despite economic challenges

2022 saw people in Germany donate €5.7 billion – just 1.6% less than the previous year, despite high inflation and energy prices. The GfK survey Balance […]
October 12, 2022

Chair re-elected plus two new board members at Germany’s DFRV

Martin Georgi is to continue as chair of German fundraising association Deutscher Fundraising Verband (DFRV) for another three years, and will be joined on the board […]
August 30, 2022

Donor expectations prompt German nonprofits to under-invest internally

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in Germany are deliberately reducing investment in internal infrastructure, training and other processes because of the “unrealistic expectations” of some donors, a […]
July 13, 2022

Germany issues renewed calls for law changes to speed up emergency aid delivery

On the anniversary of the German flood disaster (7 July), the German Fundraising Association (DFRV) has been supporting calls for legal reforms to help aid reach […]
May 24, 2022

German foundation sector sees strongest growth in 10 years

Germany’s foundation sector saw its strongest growth in 10 years in 2021, according to figures from the Association of German Foundations. Last year 863 new foundations […]