Resources & Websites


Average UK (and US) charities fundraising experience

Charities Aid Foundation

World Giving Index - European countries compared

Dec 2013 CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) - Donating money and Volunteering time

Based on Gallup’s World View World Poll in 2012, which asks many questions on life today, where c.1000 questionnaires (telephone or face-to-face) are completed by a representative sample of individuals (aged 15 and above) living across each country, including rural areas.
(2000 questionnaires in some larger countries, 500 or more in some smaller.)
% is the percentage of people who donate money to charity, or who volunteer time, in a typical month.

You find the World Giving Index 2013 on
and the World Giving Index 2014 on

Community fundraising A-Z

Ed Nemeshanyi, Fundraising Manager, Book Trust
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Full interviews with our ELINET experts

Dr Jörg F. Maas: Integrate your awareness raising and your fundraising strategy!

Dr Jörg F. Maas, German Reading Foundation

Jonathan Douglas: Corporates are the key funders!

Jonathan Douglas, National Literacy Trust (UK)

Hilal Gencay: Let your sponsors be part of the projects!

Hilal Gencay, Mother Child Education Foundation (Turkey)



  • Phineo
    Phineo makes recommendations to social investors about non profit organisations and projects that suit their philanthropic plans. To do this, they identify projects with especially strong potential to bring about social change.

  • Deutscher Fundraising Verband
    The German Fundraising Association is a non-profit professional body that unites fundraisers, charities, fundraising service provider, scientific representatives and everybody who champions a culture of giving.

The Netherlands

  • Fondsenwerving
    A huge database with information about any kind of funding in the Netherlands.

United Kingdom

  • NCVO
    NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering. They connect, represent and support voluntary organisations.

  • Charities Aid Foundation
    CAF helps people and businesses support their causes, and provides simple and straightforward day-to-day banking and fundraising services for charities.

  • Directory of Social Change
    DSC offers training on fundraising, management, organisational and personal development, communciation, finance and law. The publish a variety of resources for charities, such as the UK fundraising guides, directories and websites.

  • Institute of Fundraising
    The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. It supports fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards-setting and education, and champions and promotes fundraising as a career choice.

United States

  • Free Library
    This free library provides free, easy-to-access, online articles to develop yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations (whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit).