Siep Wijsenbeek is the director of the FIN, the associations of Dutch charitable foundations. For its 355 members the FIN is an advocacy, network and platform organisation. FIN stimulates knowledge exchange, cooperation, quality and effectiveness in the sector. The FIN has set-up a self regulation framework based on the FIN Code of good governance.

Siep was appointed director of the FIN in 2018, before that he was director of the Leiden University Fund and researcher at the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy.

Siep studied Law at Leiden University and was a banker for nearly 20 years at ABN AMRO, NIBC and Deutsche Bank. After a post graduate course in Philanthropy at VU University, Amsterdam, he switched from the financial to the philanthropic sector. Siep is chairman of the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund and has several other voluntary positions.

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14:45-15:45 Groen/Green (5)

Thema 6 - Een persoonlijk verhaal, over taal en ethiek / A personal story, about language and ethics

The ethics of fundraising (EN)

After an introduction by Siep, the participants will discuss several real live cases about the ethics of fundraising. What questions do we have to ask funders? How can we do due diligence? Are there official rules and regulations on this subject? What should a policy look like? The purpose of the workshop is that the participants are up-to-date on this subject and should be able to imply a policy in their own organisation.