March 16, 2022

Patrick Gibbels: Ukrainian crisis opens EU’s eyes to the regulatory burden facing nonprofits

The EU regulatory environment for civil society has become disproportionately burdensome in recent years, but could that be about to change? Patrick Gibbels explores the impact of last […]
March 3, 2022

MEPs vote in favour of proposals to revolutionise nonprofit legislation and empower civil society

MEPs have voted in favour of a series of legislative recommendations in European Parliament last month, which aim to put nonprofits on an equal footing with […]
March 2, 2022

Standing in solidarity with Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is devastating and our hearts go out to all those impacted by this crisis. As a community of fundraisers whose very […]
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 […]
November 10, 2021

Irish government extends VAT compensation scheme, but no increase to funding pot

Nonprofits across Europe face a hefty tax burden when it comes to VAT; one that ECCVAT estimates to cost in the region of €6 billion annually. […]
September 22, 2021

Threats to civil society organisations intensified by pandemic

A new report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has been published, calling on policymakers to foster a more conducive working environment for civil society, […]