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European Foundation Sector report 2016

Posted on 1 October 2016  
New data compiled by the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and analysed by Foundation Center (New York).

#October1Europe: Country Activities

Posted on 30 September 2016  
Only one more day to go until we celebrate the European Day of Foundations and Donors! Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @DafneHQ, and use the #October1Europe hashtag. Join our members in celebrating the day! SPAIN All the Spanish foundations will be tweeting with the hashtag #October1Europe at the same time (at 12 […]

European Day of Foundations and Donors: #October1Europe

Posted on 27 September 2016  
On October 1st, several associations of charitable foundations across Europe will be hosting events and activities to celebrate the European Day of Foundations and Donors.

Portuguese Speaking Foundations Meeting 15-17 Nov, Maputo

Posted on 29 August 2016 Mozambique, Portugal  
The Portuguese Foundation Centre and the Foundation for Community Development are organizing the 11th CPLP Foundations Meeting to be held in Maputo Mozambique, from 15 to 17 November 2016. “The Foundations and the Global Agenda 2030” is  event open to any Foundations with and interest in Portuguese speaking countries.   For more information and registration […]

International Communications Day

Posted on 4 August 2016  
Fundación Barrié is hosting a Communications Day as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations on 24 November in La Coruna.  DAFNE members are contributing to the opening session.  An outline programme is available here in Resources. For further information and registration contact  

The 2016 DAFNE Summer meeting report is now available

Posted on 8 July 2016  
Enjoy the reading of the full report of the 2016 DAFNE Summer meeting held in Amsterdam on 25 May – it is now available here.  

NPOs hail the removal of the long-standing characterisation of non-profits as “particularly vulnerable”

Posted on 4 July 2016  
The new wording of Recommendation 8 clearly acknowledges that not all NPOs are at risk and directs countries to undertake a risk-based approach when considering counter-terrorism financing measures. In addition, revisions to the accompanying Interpretative Note (R8IN), along with the June 2015 Best Practices Paper, will assist countries in taking a more proportional approach towards […]

DAFNE Vision

Posted on 12 June 2016  
DAFNE has published it vision to consolidate the network by creating a ‘dynamic, effective and sustainable mechanism as a connector between national associations and donors forums across Europe’. It aims to ‘hard wire’ the circuit and to energize activity within it. Rosa Gallego, chair of DAFNE said at the recent Summer Meeting in Amsterdam ‘This […]

TechSoup conference 13 June Brussels

Posted on 15 April 2016  
European Conference on ‘Technology for Social Good’ Save the date – 13 June 2016 @ EESC building Brussels, Belgium Contact Karolina Wysocka, the conference coordinator:, 0048 664 458 914

Conference: Philanthropy and Social Investments Fostering Research and Innovation

Posted on 22 February 2016  
21 April – 22 April 2016 The Netherlands EU Presidency 2016 Associated Conference Philanthropy and Social Investments Fostering Research and Innovation New financial instruments and partnerships Venue: Royal Natura Artis Magistra Amsterdam Amsterdam will be the meeting place for foundations, innovative philanthropic and social investors, social entrepreneurs, research institutes, financial intermediaries, corporations, policy makers, and […]