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FUNDRAISING ASSOCIATIONS IN EUROPE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT VOLUNTARY INCOME GROWTH
*Nonprofits Raise an Estimated €40 Billion Annually
In a new report of fundraising in sixteen European nations, national fundraising associations express optimism about the continued growth of voluntary income, with the majority of associations surveyed reporting that voluntary income has risen or remained stable from 2013 to 2014 and nine nations anticipating that voluntary income will have grown further throughout 2015.
FUNDRAISING REGULATION OVERHAUL IN THE NETHERLANDS and UK
A new self-regulatory scheme for charity fundraising will be introduced in the Netherlands in 2016. The system has been developed after the fundraising industry itself sought a more comprehensive system that would ensure higher standards across the sector, a greater focus on impact reporting and protection of public trust. Read more.
Meanwhile, a new regulatory system for charity fundraising in the UK is currently being established in the wake of a series of charity scandals that dominated the national media from May 2015 throughout the summer. Read more.
FACE-TO-FACE FUNDRAISING CONTINUES TO GROW
Face-to-face direct debit fundraising is an important and growing income channel for many nations across Europe, but the challenge remains that public perception of the technique is often negative. Read more.
The introduction of a revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) by the European Parliament is predicted to lead to a raft of payment innovations and create charity fundraising opportunities, according to Jaco Booster of Enigma Consulting. Read more.
SPECIAL FOCUS: EUROPE'S REFUGEE CRISIS
The current refugee crisis brings the plight of people living in war-torn nations into stark relief, with thousands of people risking life and limb to cross the sea to the relative safety of Europe’s borders. Fundraising Europe addresses the many challenges facing voluntary sector agencies of channelling public support where it is needed most. Read more
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