Fundraising Activities

Different fundraising activities and contexts 

This section of the module provides a detailed description of the concrete fundraising activities and contexts. 

These activities can be carried out in four different ways: 

  • Fundraising Campaigns
  • Crowdfunding Campaigns 
  • Special Events 
  • Grants

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Activity: Look at the presentation on fundraising activities and contexts
Identify whether crowdfunding and events are relevant for your organisation.

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Synopsis Project: training- fundraising activities and contexts

Some further links to explore
Crowdfunding explained
Peer-to-peer lending
Rewards-based crowdfunding
An overview of crowdfunding 

Further Resources
Glossary of Fundraising Terms
Improving the Role of Equity Crowdfunding 

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Philanthropy and Fundraising

One of the main sources of fundraising is philanthropy. The prerequisite for this is the knowledge of the relationship between fundraising activities and philanthropy, both in theory and in practice. 

The fundraiser should also be familiar with the regulatory system of his or her own country and should have an overview of the different approaches adopted in other EU countries. Therefore, he/she should be able to access relevant sources and how to comply accordingly. 

This means that fundraising must be conducted in a way that is consistent with the cultural context in which it is applied: as a result, the fundraiser knows the factors influencing the fundraising market at both national and international levels.

Activity: consider the cultural context of fundraising in the presentation.
Consider the ways ethical issues are important to your organisation.

Synopsis Project: training – fundraising activities and philanthropy

External links:
A supportive financial framework
More information on Crowdfunding
European Commission on Crowdfunding
European Parliament on Crowdfunding

More resources
Communication on crowdfunding in the European Union
International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising
Fundraising for Social Change 

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