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
DAFNE seeks to support its members as well as the wider community of European philanthropy networks (PEXcommunity) by collating information and resources related to COVID-19 and philanthropy in Europe. This webpage will be updated regularly with new initiatives at the European level, as the situation evolves.
DAFNE has organised an opportunity for peer exchange on developments relating to philanthropy and COVID-19 in the form of weekly calls between DAFNE members and the wider PEXcommunity. In the same spirit of collaboration, DAFNE is curating the European Resource Hub 2.0 “COVID-19 Revival & Philanthropy” where relevant resources concerning the resilience building phase are continuously collected and made available. This follows the initial open source European Resource Hub “COVID-19 & Philanthropy” (now archived) which collected the emergency responses by philanthropic organisations across Europe from March to June 2020.
Together with ECFI, DAFNE also jointly facilitated an exploration of the role of philanthropy in the resilience building phase, built around scenario thinking methodology. You can view a story book summary of the sessions by clicking on the image below:
Plenty of foundations are taking the lead in showing support for their beneficiaries, hence DAFNE and EFC have issued jointly a European Philanthropy Statement on COVID-19 for foundations to showcase this solidarity at the European level. You can sign the statement here. Coming together with European philanthropy and social investment networks (EFC, EVPA, GSG and NEF), DAFNE has co-created the Unitus Europe hub to ensure that responses to the outbreak of the pandemic are cohesive, collaborative, efficient and achieve the best possible impact for all their beneficiaries.
#PhilanthropyDoesNotStop and while these response initiatives are significant, the COVID-19 crisis is not over yet and recovery will require even more collaborative efforts showcasing solidarity. We invite you to use the hashtag #PhilanthropyDoesNotStop to share ideas and best practices how foundations and philanthropic organisations across Europe and the world show solidarity and provide support to those in need.
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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”.
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.
European philanthropy and social investment networks have come together to ensure that the diverse responses to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic are cohesive, collaborative, efficient and achieve the best possible impact for all their beneficiaries.
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.
DAFNE and the EFC have called on the Presidents of the EU institutions to facilitate philanthropy’s urgent response to the global pandemic.
We invite foundations to come together to sign the European Philanthropy Statement on COVID-19, recognising that the COVID-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an unprecedented impact on civil society organisations and NGOs across Europe and throughout the world. We stand together during this testing time, bringing our spirit of European solidarity to this worldwide crisis.