News from Switzerland

This year’s SwissFundraisingDay, the annual Swiss fundraising conference, attracted its biggest ever audience with 270 delegates in total.

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Money raised through crowdfunding rose from 28 million Swiss francs (CHF) or €25.7 million euros to CHF 128 million (€117.5m) in Switzerland last year: a rise of 362 per cent.

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The Elisabethenkirche, a church in Basel city centre, has installed Switzerland’s first cashless donation machine.

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Swissfundraising is calling for amendments to draft changes of the country’s data protection laws, which it believes go beyond EU requirements and could hinder the ability of charities to fundraise effectively.

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