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GLOBAL TRUST IN NGOS REMAINS STATIC OVERALL BUT ITALY SEES LARGEST DECLINE IN EUROPE
EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHES VAT PROPOSALS
The European Commission has proposed new rules to give Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT) rates and to create a better tax environment to help smaller organisations to flourish. Read more.
NEW FINNISH FUNDRAISING ACT PROPOSED TO MAKE MAKE IT EASIER FOR CHARITIES TO RAISE MONEY
A working group is preparing the reform of the country’s fundraising legislation, and has proposed a new Act to replace the current fixed-term money collection licences that are required each time fundraising is arranged. Read more.
HOW TO: ENGAGE YOUR BOARD IN FUNDRAISING
Trustee engagement can make a real difference to an organisation’s fundraising success, says Meredith Niles, executive director of fundraising and engagement at Marie Curie. Speaking as both a fundraiser and trustee, she shares her tips on how to appropriately and effectively engage charity trustees. Read more.
YOUR VOICE: CIVIL SOCIETY IN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE IS RAPIDLY CHANGING
Central and Eastern Europe has seen huge amounts of change in recent years. What does this mean for civil society? Fundraising Europe interviews Peter Vandor of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) about his recent research into civil society in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Read more.
EXPERT VIEW: HOW THE RIGHT LEGAL FRAMEWORK CAN ENABLE CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS TO SINK OR SWIM
Europe is a veritable assortment of cultural diversity, with an array of approaches to regulating civil society. Having researched the regulatory framework for fundraising in sixteen countries across Europe, Eszter Hartay, legal advisor of the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), explores how legislation and self-regulation can best support philanthropy. Read more.
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