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Webinar: What you need to know about raising funds in the United States

The U.S. philanthropic market is the largest in the world—worth close to $500 billion. But how do fundraisers outside of the US get access to it?

Join IFC’s US Director and Founder of LAPA Fundraising, Laurence Pagnoni and Ellena Fotinatos, Deputy Director of The King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) for an exclusive look at how to tap into the massive fundraising market in the United States.

Webinar: What you need to know about raising funds in the United States
Thursday 13th January, 11am EST / 4pm GMT
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US Corporations, foundations, families, and individuals all give internationally, but there’s lots to be understood about how to approach and engage these donors.

The King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) and LAPA Fundraising help donors support great causes by assisting them in making strategic, effective, and tax-advantaged grants internationally and domestically.

Did you know that US donors cannot give directly to international charitable organisations and obtain a tax deduction? As a US public charity, KBFUS enables U.S. donors to support their favourite causes and organisations overseas, and provide European and African nonprofits with cost-effective solutions to raise funds in the United States.

During the webinar we will cover the following topics:

  • Current trends in US Fundraising?
  • Types of US giving that goes abroad?
  • What does KBFUS have to offer nonprofits?
  • Are “Friends of Councils” still worth it?
  • What steps should I take to raise more US funds?
  • What US government funds are available?

About our presenters

Ellena E. Fotinatos, MIA, is Deputy Director of the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). She is responsible for working with corporate and individual donors to assist them with their philanthropy abroad. Moreover, she helps European nonprofits navigate efficient tools to further their fundraising in the US market.

Prior to joining KBFUS, Ellena was Special Projects Coordinator at the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy at Columbia University. Here, she authored two published papers in a joint program with the United Nations Development Program. 


Laurence A. Pagnoni, MPA, is Director of IFC US and Founder of LAPA Fundraising, a firm that works to positively change the way nonprofit executives and their boards think about fundraising. 

He has been a faculty member of New York University’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising. He also coaches a group of nonprofit executive directors with the Rutgers Business School’s Institute for Ethical Leadership.


Can’t make the webinar? Register anyway! We’ll email you the recording when it’s done.