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Tony Poderis on "how US-style fundraising can work in your country"

Howard Lake | 17 February 2007 | News

US fundraising consultant Tony Poderis, a regular contributor to the UK Fundraising forum, has published his latest article on his raise-funds.com website.

In “Greetings from America: How U.S.-Style Fundraising Can Work In Your Country” he notes that, while fundraising knowledge around the world has grown immensely over the past few decades, many fundraisers around the world look more and more to the US experience to learn how it can be applied to their country.

Poderis attributes this to a recognition that fundraisers in other countries too have “recognized that government support of charities, cultural bodies and NGOs in their countries is rapidly eroding and in danger of disappearing altogether.”


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In his article he reports that many fundraisers have applied knowledge of US fundraising “in dramatic fashion” and enjoyed success. He says his article “is intended to convey the message that you can make it work in your country, too”.

OnPhilanthropy has also published an article on the same issue. “American-style philanthropy is moving outside of U.S. borders: social entrepreneurialism and corporate social responsibility are terms you can hear these days around the world”, reports the latest issue of its email newsletter.

It links to an article entitled “Globalizing Philanthropy: Made in America No Longer Fits” by Tom Watson.