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Monday, May 11 • 11:00 - 12:30
1D: Domestic Fundraising: What and How to Regulate?
Limited Capacity seats available

Domestic fundraising is critical for the sustainability of CSOs. But should a CSO need a permit to fundraise? And does there need to be a law to regulate donations via text messaging or crowdfunding?  Participants in this session will explore the legal issues, barriers, and good practices affecting the regulation of fundraising from local sources.

Recommended Resource Materials:

  1. Minding the Pennies: Global Trends in the Regulation of Charitable Fundraising
  2. Excerpt from the Comparative Research on the Regulatory Framework of Fundraising, Draft April 2015

Additional Background Materials: 

  1. European Fundraising Association: Fundraising in Europe
  2. European Center for Not-for-Profit Law: Study on Recent Public and Self-regulatory Initiatives Improving Transparency and Accountability of Non-profit Organizations in the European Union
  3. One World Trust: Civil Society Self-Regulation - The Global Picture
  4. CIVICUS: Accountability for Civil Society by Civil Society: A Guide to Self-Regulation Initiatives

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Eszter Hartay

Legal Advisor, European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Eszter Hartay is a Hungarian lawyer working as a Legal Advisor for the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) since 2010. She works on NGO policy and legal reform and specializes in issues related to CSO legal framework, public benefit status, fundraising regulations, state... Read More →

Resource People
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Katarzyna Batko-Tołuć

Program Director, Citizens Network Watchdog Poland
Ms. Batko-Tołuć is proud to be one of the developers of a grassroots social movement aiming at transparency of governments and accountability of decision-makers that led to major change in Poland.  In her work, she focuses on preparing on-line and off-line tools to get people... Read More →
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Oonagh B. Breen

Senior Lecturer in Law, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin
Oonagh Breen is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland where she teaches NGO Law, Governance and Social Change. She obtained her doctorate in law (JSD) in comparative nonprofit regulation from Yale Law School in 2006. Oonagh’s... Read More →
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Claudia Guadamuz

Legal Advisor - Latin America, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Claudia Guadamuz is a Legal Advisor for Latin America program at ICNL. She has over ten years of experience working in public policy with a focus in the areas of democratic governance and civil society strengthening.  From 2000 to 2005 she worked as Chief of Cabinet with the National... Read More →
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Usha Menon

Executive Chairman, Usha Menon Management Consultancy
Usha Menon works exclusively with the non-profit and social purpose sectors across Asia. Specialising in leadership, management, fundraising and philanthropy her consultancy helps to transform the performance of ‘for-impact’ organizations.Usha is a keen observer, celebrated speaker... Read More →
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Isabel Roberta De Peñalosa

Director of Institutional Relations and Advising, Spanish Association of Foundations
Since 2003 Isabel has been legal counsel for the Spanish Association of Foundations. Her main responsibilities include advising Spanish foundations on their legal and fiscal obligations and other self-regulatory tools. She is also responsible for maintaining dialogue with regulators... Read More →
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Rebecca Ullman

Legal Advisor and Program Manager - Eurasia, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Rebecca Ullman is ICNL’s legal advisor for Eurasia. She works with stakeholders in Eurasia to monitor the implementation of restrictive legislation aimed at the LGBT community and so-called “foreign agents” and coordinate advocacy efforts against such draft legislation. Ms... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Room B2