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Statement Supporting NGOs in Hungary

April 28, 2017

Statement Supporting NGOs in HungaryOpen letter from leaders of private philanthropies in the United States and Europe, concerned by the repeated efforts of the Hungarian government to restrict and stigmatize nongovernmental organizations operating in the public interest.

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

Assessing the Impact of European Governments' Austerity Plans on the Rights of People with Disabilities

October 1, 2012

Since the onset of the economic crisis in 2008, concerns have been raised by all interested parties on the negative impacts for people with disabilities. This study, which was commissioned by the European Consortium of Foundations on Human Rights and Disability, examines evidence at both European and national level of the effect of the economic crisis, in terms of austerity measures, on the rights and status of people with disabilities. A core team of European researchers, complemented by national experts in six EU Member States, conducted an independent survey of documentary sources and carried out interviews with funders, providers and organisations of people with disabilities. The countries included in the study were Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK.The findings are linked back to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the objectives of the EU Disability Strategy.

Grassroots and community philanthropy

Survey of Tax Laws Affecting Non-governmental Organizations in Central and Eastern Europe

December 1, 2003

This report offers a survey of the fiscal regimes governing nonprofit organizations in Central and Eastern Europe, and proposes areas in which reforms would improve the situation to match international good practice. The countries covered are Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Kosovo, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia & Montenegro, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.

Enabling environment and civic space; Europe

Global Civil Society: An Overview

January 1, 2003

Drawing on the findings of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, this report provides a broad overview of the civil society sector in countries spanning all six inhabited continents and includes just-released data on developing countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The report provides a comparative overview of the civil society sector in 35 countries; analyzes the scope, size, composition, and financing of the sector, including new data on nonprofit employment, volunteering, expenditures, and revenues; examines geographic patterns and characteristics of the nonprofit sector; and presents data in dozens of easy-to-read charts.

Data and technology, Information and Communications; Enabling environment and civic space

Prophets for Non-profits?

June 1, 2002

The article explores the meaning and promise of venture philanthropy and discusses its key components and goals, drawing heavily from the authors' experiences running NESsT, an international non-profit organization based in Hungary and Chile.

Impact investment, corporate, blended-finance

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