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How International Charities Can Raise Funds in the U.S.

Sep 30, 2011

"How can I raise funds for my charitable project overseas?" We get this question a lot from foreign and U.S.-based nonprofits alike. Since most U.S. grantmakers prefer to give domestically, competition is often greater for international grants. For some groups, other fundraising methods may be easier to do and get more satisfying results. Get answers about how you can build American support for your international cause, legally and successfully.

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Erik Detiger is the founder and managing director of Philantropia, a New York City-based consulting firm that advises nonprofits and donors on international fundraising and philanthropy. Mr. Detiger has raised over US$100 million in the nonprofit field for numerous international projects from a wide variety of government agencies, foundations, and institutions. Read more (click on "Who We Are", then "Our Team").


Clifford Perlman is an attorney and partner at Perlman & Perlman LLP, a law firm that is devoted exclusively to the needs of the philanthropic community and mission-driven companies. Mr. Perlman has been advising philanthropic organizations for over 20 years. His clients include large public nonprofit organizations, private foundations, and Fortune 500 companies (pertaining to their philanthropic endeavors with nonprofit organizations). He is also a board member for two European cancer research organizations: Aidez la Recherche (France) and the VFK Krebsforschung gGmbH (Germany). Read more.