While my own experience is only with charities in the United States, I find the differences in non profit organizations around the world and the environment they work in quite interesting.
Culture, governmental system and economy are the underlying factors that determine charitable giving. A new report published by Charities Aid Foundation explores individual giving in 12 countries.
For a brief summary see PNN Online
or review the entire report at the CAF web site.
Fundraising Resources Outside the United States