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Statement in support of Bulgarian Donors’ Forum

Posted on 26 July 2017  
DAFNE endorses concern expressed by Bulgarian Donors’ Forum, that proposed amendments to the Judicial System Act in Bulgaria will inhibit ‘foreign funding’ and ultimately suppress the independent voices of the civil society organizations. DAFNE members seek to build a favourable operating environment for philanthropy, and oppose actions, both deliberate and unintended, which inhibit the work […]

DAFNE Chair Felix Oldenburg on the current climate of philanthropy

Posted on 14 July 2017  
Frost, fog, thunderstorms. Only occasional beams of sunshine. This is the current weather map compiled annually from field reports by dafne, the Donors and Foundations Network in Europe. Read more about it in the EU Observer here.

DAFNE appoints Executive Director

Posted on 7 July 2017  
DAFNE (the European Network of Foundations’ and Donors’ Associations) is pleased to announce the appointment of Max von Abendroth as its Brussels-based Executive Director. ‘Max brings a wealth of experience of managing and representing a European network, in the field of media, he will be a wonderful asset to our network’ said Felix Oldenburg, DAFNE […]

DAFNE Chair Felix Oldenburg interviewed by Alliance

Posted on 27 June 2017  
The new chair of DAFNE, Felix Oldenburg, Secretary General of the Association of German Foundations, has recently taken over from Rosa Gallego from the Spanish Association, who served for seven years. In a recent interview to Alliance Felix Oldenburg speaks about the current political and societal climate affecting foundations in Europe as well as his […]

DAFNE Summer Meeting Report 2017 is out!

Posted on 16 June 2017  
The DAFNE Summer Meeting 2017 took place in Warsaw on 30 May. It was a great success. Read all about it in the Meeting Report which can be found here in the section “resources”.

The 4Cs -Demonstrating Philanthropy Support Organizations’ Value

Posted on 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)

Posted on 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

Foundation sector unites in support of Hungarian NGOs

Posted on 28 April 2017  
Foundations and support organizations across the globe have united in an unprecedented manner to express their concern about restrictions being imposed on the NGO sector in Hungary.  The statement, endorsed by 80 organizations is available here.

DAFNE is seeking an Executive Director for Brussels!

Posted on 30 March 2017  
Executive Director Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe The Donors and Foundations Networks Europe (DAFNE) is an informal network that consists of 25 European national associations with a collective membership of more than 7,500 public-benefit foundations plus other philanthropic players. Following a successful period in which the Network has moved from being volunteer based and […]

DAFNE makes the news on Mexican TV

Posted on 16 March 2017  
Rosa Gallego, DAFNE chair, was interviewed on Mexican TV during the WINGS Forum in Mexcio City. She presented some of the highlights from the Forum and also described the differences and commonalities between philanthropy in Mexico and Spain. View the full interview here.
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