Activities

An overview of the intiatives and projects DAFNE is working on, including responses to COVID-19, resources on data and research, Next Philanthropy, Focus: Philanthropy and the PEX Climate Coalition.

The DAFNE team are currently working on several projects with the aim of fostering dialogue and peer exchange between DAFNE members and relevant stakeholders, as well as empowering the European philanthropic sector. Below is an overview of the DAFNE’s key activities at present.

The most urgent of these projects is the work relating to COVID-19, through which DAFNE is supporting its members and the wider community by collating information and resources.

Inspired by the UK Funder Commitment on Climate Change, DAFNE is helping to advance the “PEX Climate Coalition” which brings together philanthropy networks to explore potential action and support in helping foundations address climate change.

DAFNE is working as a partner in Next Philanthropy, a global collaboration around emerging trends and developments in the field of philanthropy.

Originally launched by the Russian Donors Forum, FOCUS:Philanthropy has now been expanded to European level by DAFNE. The Initiative tells visual stories of the people behind philanthropy and how they work for a better Europe.

DAFNE continues to facilitate cross-border cooperation with research institutions and philanthropy support organisations in order to advance research on European philanthropy and present robust resources, data and evidence for stakeholders and the winder public.

PEX proves it has the ‘X’ factor

PEX proves it has the ‘X’ factor

James Magowan, Co-Director at ECFI, and Boris Strečanský, Senior Expert and Board Member of the Centre for Philanthropy in Slovakia and consultant for ECFI, reflect on the PEX community scenario thinking sessions that worked through uncertainties facing the philanthropy field post-Covid, and resulted in the PEX Philanthropy Resilience Storybook

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Resourcing revival and resilience building

Resourcing revival and resilience building

With Europe slowly opening again, our attention turns to how philanthropy can build a resilient civil society, more equitable and better equipped for future points of crisis. As we transition to this revival phase, DAFNE is collecting resources relevant to philanthropy infrastructure organisations in the European Resource Hub 2.0 “COVID-19 Revival & Philanthropy”.

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DAFNE Summer Meeting 2020 Digest

DAFNE Summer Meeting 2020 Digest

This year’s DAFNE Summer Meeting was held online with more than 70 participants, allowing a wide range of colleagues of DAFNE member organisations to engage in breakout and plenary sessions on thematic discussions, peer exchange and exploring the learnings for themselves and their organisations from the COVID-19 crisis in a “looking ahead” session.

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Reimagining European Philanthropy

Reimagining European Philanthropy

A new report by McKinsey & Company looks at the European philanthropic response to the COVID-19 crisis and imagines philanthropy’s role in the rebuilding and recovery efforts.

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View photo stories from 2019!

View photo stories from 2019!

Need an example of a photo submission and what the design will look like? See some photos from last year’s project.

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Collaboration and courage in a time of crisis

Collaboration and courage in a time of crisis

The coronavirus crisis has required philanthropy organisations across Europe to be brave in stepping beyond their comfort zones and rapidly responding to the new and intensified challenges posed by the ensuing crisis. This post offers a snapshot the activities, initiatives and solutions from civil society and philanthropy organisations across Europe.

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