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Speakers: Ruth Wirtz and Hadrien Chef, Counsels Osborne Clarke Law Firm

(FAIB Associate Member)

Subject: Financing your organisation: any alternative methods ?

Not-for-profits usually consider a traditional mix of membership fees, subsidies, sponsorship and ancillary business activities as principal financial resources for running their organisation. A decline in banks’ lending and increasing difficulties in obtaining grants or subsidies from public authorities could lead your organisation to follow the trends of small businesses and seek innovative sources of financing to support your actions and activities. During this lunch debate, speakers will briefly provide a clear overview and the latest updates on traditional methods of financing not-for-profits. The speakers will then focus on some alternative financing methods available to associations and federations which align investor returns with social outcomes such as donation, rewards-based crowdfunding, crowdlending and Social Impact Bonds.

This session will be in English, questions / answers from the audience can be in English, French and Dutch.

Venue: Martin’s Brussels EU hotel : Boulevard Charlemagne 80, 1000 Brussels

Phone : +32 2 230 85 55 - Fax +32 2 230 56 35 -

A short site inspection is scheduled after the seminar.

Schedule: sandwich-lunch 12.00 - 13.00 / presentation & Q/A: 13.00 - 14.30

/ hotel site inspection: 14.45 – 15.00

Attendance Fees: FAIB Members: 30.00 € Non-members: 60.00 €

Registrations at the latest by 13 October 2017

FAIB, rue Washington, 40 - 1050 Brussels – FAX +32 2 641.11.93 - Email :


Start: 19 October 2017
End: 19 October 2017

Martin's Brussels EU Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne, Brussels, Belgium

Boulevard Charlemagne 80
1000 Bruxelles Bruxelles