The trade association for Belgian fundraisers, Fundraisers Alliance Belgium (FAB) is collaborating with HOGENT to launch a study that will map fundraising by nonprofits across the nation. Results are expected in the spring of 2021.
For eight years, HOGENT has researched the Belgian fundraising sector, with the last published mapping study – released in 2015 – finding that nonprofits were heavily reliant on funding from government subsidies and emphasising the need to diversify income sources.
At the time, 85% of Belgian fundraising managers indicated that they felt they had insufficient know-how and experience in fundraising.
This new collaboration seeks not only to update the last research, carried out six years ago, but to enrich it with new insights and findings.
Jeroen Brugge, board member of FAB, says:
“Today, more than ever, it is important to keep our finger on the pulse of trends and developments in a rapidly changing fundraising sector. In order to monitor the quality of research in this field as much as possible, we are delighted to be working together with academically trained partners. The better we as a sector assocation can feed our members with qualitative insights, the better they can build sustainable methods of fundraising.”
FAB and HOGENT aim to keep repeating this research in the future, so that it becomes a barometer for fundraising in Belgium. To find out more or participate in the study, contact Fundraisers Alliance Belgium.