Expert View

Too many nonprofit organisations in Italy fail to foster a real culture of fundraising and greater professionalisation is needed for the sector to develop. Valerio Melandri, consultant, trainer, and educator in Italian fundraising, sets out his vision for how the fundraising profession must change and grow.

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Björn Lampe, betterplace.org
Widespread use of smart phones, the rapid growth of messenger systems and new payment technology create multiple opportunities for income generation, but which offer the greatest potential? Björn Lampe, board member of betterplace.org, explores the technological developments fundraisers should keep a close eye on in 2018.

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Eszter Hartay, ECNL
 
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. 

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Pavel Hrica and Jan Kroupa, IFC Speakers
A clear set of values is what defines individuals and organisations, helping us to determine our behaviour and actions. As fundraising leaders, we must ensure our teams have a clear understanding of what those values are and how to apply them in a fundraising setting if we are to empower our teams and help them succeed, say speakers at this year's IFC, Pavel Hrica (Pontis Foundation, Slovakia) and Jan Kroupa (Czech Fundraising Centre).

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