News items


Posted on 2 March 2017  
DAFNE and WINGS have developed a self assessment App based on the 4Cs planning and evaluation framework (Capacity, Capability, Connections and Credibility). The on-line tool presents a chart describing the state of the field and the users degree of influence. Results can be compared at regional and global levels. This is a prototype with the […]

DAFNE Winter Meeting Report 2017 published

Posted on 2 February 2017  
27 participants representing national associations and donors forums from 17 countries participated in the DAFNE Winter Meeting in Berlin 19-20 Jan 2017. Despite our diversity we face common challenges, and because of our common interests, working together is essential. In the rare opportunities to come together we pack as much in as we can – […]

European donors and foundations associations stand united in challenging times

Posted on 26 January 2017  
Representatives from 17 European countries came together to exchange know-how, strengthen pan-European ties, and discuss challenges the philanthropic scene in Europe is facing.

Corporate Foundations in Fontainebleau – A Significant First

Posted on 6 January 2017  
How does the relationship between corporate foundations and their funding corporations impact on their governance, mission, and practice. Alliance Extra summarized proceedings of this DAFNE organized Knowledge Exchange, in a feature in December. ‘It was a true exchange – this sort of event will move the field forward’. The full article is available here ‘

Boost Philanthropy in Europe 2017 (Brussels)

Posted on 21 November 2016 Belgium  
DAFNE is partnering with King Baudouin Foundation and others in organising a one-day conference that will bring together all major European philanthropic networks and actors, within the European Institutions on May 12th, 2017.  The purpose of ‘Boost Philanthropy in Europe‘ is to bring philanthropy in our society to the forefront and to show that philanthropy […]

A Guide to Community Foundations in Germany

Posted on 18 November 2016 Germany  
A Guide to Community Foundations in Germany The Country Guide presents community foundations in Germany. Twenty years after the first community foundation was established in Germany, there is great interest abroad in German community foundations. How do community foundations position themselves within their social context? What are their legal bases? What are their distinguishing features? […]

ACF Good Practice Guide for Corporate Foundations

Posted on 9 November 2016 United Kingdom  
The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) has published an excellent practical guide on governance, staffing and operations has been published. The guide will appeal to those interested in the establishment and ongoing effectiveness of corporate foundations, with advice and examples from those already active in the sector. This Guide can be downloaded for free here. Hardcopies are […]

TUSEV – Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey Report

Posted on 2 November 2016 Turkey  
TUSEV recently published the Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey report which presents comprehensive and up-to-date data on perception on philanthropy, trends and motivations in individual giving in Turkey as well as providing a comparison on the change in the understanding of philanthropy and giving practices in the last decade. You can find the full report […]

International Day on Communications and Philanthropy

Posted on 12 October 2016  
Open for registration (free) 24 November, La Coruna, Spain

Corporate Citizenship – Corporate Foundations Survey

Posted on 11 October 2016  
Contribute to global research through a quick survey - and you will receive an advance copy of the results ahead of publication in December,