News from Finland

The majority of Finnish people feel positively towards the charity sector with 19 per cent donating regularly and a third giving occasionally, according to research from market research company Taloustutkimus.

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New legislation in Finland means individuals can now benefit from tax deductions if they donate to a university, college, polytechnic or university fund.

 

The establishment must receive public funding in the European Economic area to qualify, and must use the donations to promote art or science. Individuals must donate a minimum of 850 euros to receive a tax deduction, with the deduction matching the donation amount.

 

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Private funding is set to increase amongst NGOs in Finland, according to research from market research company Taloustutkimus.

 

Taloustutkimus interviewed 121 nonprofit organisations in April this year, 93% of which had received public funding over the past year, with their reported fundraising targets from private sources having doubled since 2014.

 

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Daryl UpsallThe Finnish Fundraising Association VaLa has run a seminar on how to recruit and commit donors.

 

The seminar took place in Helsinki on 12 April, and marks the first time Vala has held a seminar entirely in English. Fundraisers attended from Estonia and Finland to hear keynote speaker Daryl Upsall (pictured), from Daryl Upsall & Associates.

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