DAFNE is a network of 25 donors and foundations networks from across Europe, with a collective membership of over 7,500 foundations

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The 4Cs -Demonstrating Philanthropy Support Organizations’ Value

23 May 2017
The DAFNE / WINGS Webinar on the 4Cs planning and assessment framework, which took place on 22 May has been published.

4Cs Planning and Evaluation Framework webinar 22 May (11.00 UTC)

17 May 2017
Find out more about the 4Cs framework to understand and describe what you do in relation to Capacity, Capability, Credibility and Connections - join this webinar

The difference dafne makes


DAFNE works to exchange ideas on fundraising and the promotion of a culture of giving and to maintain a favourable legal and fiscal environment for philanthropy, thus maximizing the resources available for donors and foundations.


National associations play a critical role in developing the professional capability of their members in order that they use their resources effectively. DAFNE helps associations improve the service they provide to their members.


As a European network of peers, DAFNE provides a platform for communication, collaboration, and connection which reinforces efforts to build capacity and capability. Trusted relationships are built through DAFNE.


DAFNE provides a collective voice for Foundations at European level, and strengthens representation at national level. This conributes to the reputation, recognition and influence of Foundations amongst governments and civil society across Europe.

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