How to: put fundraising on your Government's agenda for the right reasons
Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:38
With the General Election taking place in the UK this week, the Institute of Fundraising is encouraging charities to engage with their local parliamentary candidates and speaking up for fundraising. In our latest 'How to' feature, the IoF's Mike Smith gives his top tips on how charities across Europe can best get their voices heard by their own MPs and governments.
How a more flexible system of tax reliefs could inspire a culture of philanthropy
Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017 08:50
While tax reliefs aren’t currently seen to be a major driver for philanthropy in Germany, Astrid von Soosten, board member of the German Fundraising Association (DFRV) and Head of Ressource Development at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory discusses their importance and explores what improvements could be made.
Expert view: social innovation as a driver of impactful philanthropy
Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017 08:56
Philanthropy has a more fundamental role to play in European society today than at any time in the last 30 years, says Filipe Santos, Chaired Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics and Visiting Professor at INSEAD. In our latest Expert View, he discusses how it must increasingly focus on financing social innovation if it is to achieve its potential, and looks at some of the new financing and engagement mechanisms that are being used.
Fundraising is increasingly important for smaller charities, but how can you ensure that your organisation is seen and heard? HelsinkiMissio's Kristiina Backberg talks about the importance for smaller charities of building partnerships to extend capacity and shares her tips for fundraising success.