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Austria

The nonprofit formation of Austria has 2 specific legal forms which are prescribed for association and foundations of nonprofit for each with its own legal framework. These foundations can be divided into public associations made in the accordance with the federal law on foundations of Austria, that possess permanent assets consecrate to the pursuit of stated charitable public benefit and charitable purposes. In the governance and charitable purposes it is stated that the federal fiscal code comes out to the condition for tax exemption afforded to charitable ecclesiastical and benevolent organizations. If the conditions are set for the whole fiscal year then no tax returns need to be filed and tax exempt status is enjoyed. But another wise exempt organization may be subject to the limited tax liability if the non-government organization receives from which the tax is withheld from at the source. The donor relief facility is done by the law and the government of Austria.

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Australia

There are many things that a country should perform to have a stable poverty percentage. Australia is a growing nation and to support philanthropy a country must have charity formation and legal framework, charitable purposes, compliance, regulation and governance issues, Taxations, donor reliefs and cross border giving. Australian has already a law system that includes the legal concept of charitable trusts and charity. The federal government of Australia, territories and state authorities all have the legislations enabled the creation of nonprofit organizations forms by guarantee. Charities must proof that they are satisfying the common law of charity. The categories of tax exemption are cover fairly and wide all income including trading however derived. The organizations that operate outside of Australia may still count for tax exemption when it is operating with in the premises of the country. The feature which differentiates Australia from other countries is charity is not used for the purpose of tax deductible donations.

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Websites

Alliance Magazine provides news and analysis of the latest developments in philanthropy and social investment worldwide.

Ubc Franchise Law Review provides on going news of the latest developments in philanthropy and social investment worldwide related to franchising.

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) seeks to grow and develop the venture philanthropy movement across the Asia Pacific region.

Aspen Institute is a US-based organisation that provides a venue and encourages discussion around ideas that define a good society.

Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is a membership association for trusts and foundations in the UK.

Association Française des Fundraisers is a federate body for fundraisers in France.

Canadian Association of Gift Planners supports philanthropy in Canada by fostering the development and growth of gift planning.

Canadian Revenue Agency provides a wealth of useful information about charity setup and tax benefits in Canada.

Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University is a leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice.

Chapel and York is useful resource for international & cross-border fundraising for charities & non-profits.

Charities Aid Foundation supports effective giving in the UK, and is the UK Transnational giving Europe partner.

Charity Bank invests deposits from individuals and organisations for the common good, not for commercial gain.

Charity Commission for England and Wales is the charity regulator for England and Wales.

Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the charity regulator for Northern Ireland.

Charity Tax Group (CTG) campaigns on behalf of charities to seek changes in tax legislation and administration.

Charity Law Association is an association of entities who advise on or use charity law in the UK.

Charitylaw.ca provides information on legal issues of interest to charities and not-for-profit organizations both in Canada and internationally.

Chronicle of Philanthropy is a US-based news source for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.

Community Foundation Network is a national network linking, promoting and supporting over 60 community foundations throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Council for Aid to Education (CAE) provides useful source of data on charitable giving to educational institutions in the USA.

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is an international professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and other areas.

Directory of Social Change provides information and training for the voluntary, charity and community sectors worldwide.

European Foundation Centre is an international association of foundations and corporate funders in Europe.

European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a membership association comprised of organisations interested in or practicing venture philanthropy in Europe.

Fundraising.it is an Italian website with latest news and information on fundraising issues.

Giving in Europe is a useful introductory resource when making a cross-border charitable donation.

Global Impact Investing Network is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to increase the effectiveness of impact investing.

GlobalPhilanthropy.ca assists Canadian charities understand their legal and ethical obligations when operating in Canada or abroad.

GuideStar International (GSI), a UK-registered charity, is building a global network of websites with detailed reports on countries’ civil society organisations (CSOs) to make them more visible to those who wish to support their work.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) provides general information on UK tax reliefs.

Institute of Financial Planners (IFP) is the UK professional body for the multi-discipline profession of financial planning.

Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising

Institute for Philanthropy is a non-profit making organisation that aims to develop a greater understanding of philanthropy and its place in modern society, and ultimately to allow philanthropy to thrive.

International Centre for Non-Profit Law (ICNL) is the leading source for information on the legal environment for civil society and public participation.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the USA’s revenue service, provides information for organisations seeking to fundraise in the US.

King Baudouin Foundation is Belgian Foundation that promotes and supports cross-border giving in Europe

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) helps donors understand how to make the greatest difference to people’s lives, by providing independent research and tailored advice on the most effective and rewarding ways to support charities.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is the largest umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England.

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator is the independent regulator and registrar of Scottish charities.

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning is a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving people and organizations that work together to make charitable giving most meaningful.

Philanthropy Australia is the Australian national peak body for philanthropy and is a not-for-profit membership organisation.

Philanthropy Review has been working to identify, evidence and advocate for practical measures that will increase giving and build a stronger culture of philanthropy in the UK.

Philanthropy UK offers free and impartial advice to aspiring philanthropists who want to give effectively.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving.

Social Finance works with social sector organisations in the UK to raise growth capital and develop investor propositions.

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is the worldwide professional body for the trust and estate profession.

St Paul’s Institute seeks to foster an informed Christian response to ethical and spiritual issues: financial integrity, economic theory, and the meaning of the common good.

Synergos address global poverty and social injustice by supporting and connecting leaders so they can work in collaboration to change the systems that keep people in poverty.

Transnational Giving Europe covers 15 countries and enables donors resident in one of the participating countries, to financially support non-profit organisations in other Member States, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence.

UKSIF is the membership network for sustainable and responsible financial services.

United States International Grantmaking (USIG) is a project that facilitates effective and responsible international grantmaking by US foundations.

Vita Europe is web portal with a monthly newsletter, covering the European Third Sector.

Wheel is a resource centre and advocate for the Irish community and voluntary sector

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