Stefan Schurig, Foundations Platform F20, highlights the impact that decisions made at a global level will have locally and calls on philanthropists to take a stance on the climate crisis.
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 Philanthropy 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 “Philanthropy 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 wider public.
Sir Geoff Mulgan, UCL, shares his thoughts on five things that philanthropy could, and should, do different as part of our Next Philanthropy project.
The International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change is a call to all foundations, regardless of their mission, status or geographic location to come together and signal their commitment to climate action.
As part of the Next Philanthropy project, Charles Keidan, the Executive Editor of Alliance Magazine, shares his five-point plan on the future of philanthropy.
Tom Brookes of the European Climate Foundation considers the urgent and important role of philanthropy in tackling the climate crisis.
Last week, we witnessed an important call to climate action across the European philanthropy ecosystem.
Klaus Milke, Chairman of the Steering Group of the international platform ‘Foundations20’, reflects on the ‘F20 Climate Solutions Week’
Christian Edlvold Berg, Senior Analyst at the Knowledge Center for Danish Foundations, introduces their recently published report, surveying the public perception of foundations during the corona crisis, and the Danish foundations about their expectations for providing grants in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
We have launched a campaign celebrating the shortlisted photo-stories from FOCUS Philanthropy. Over the next month we will be spotlighting one inspiring story of European philanthropy per day leading up to 1 October when we will announce the three winners. We invite you to actively engage in this campaign and we hope you will join us in celebrating the 2020 European Day of Foundations and Donors.
CAF’s Giving Thought podcast, which explores trends in global philanthropy and civil society, has dedicated a mini-series of four episodes to discussing European philanthropy, featuring Max von Abendroth, Rosa Gallego, James Magowan, Julie Broome and Carola Carazzone.