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DAFNE Webinar in cooperation with ECFI: Community foundations and their support ecosystem in Europe

Posted on 8 February 2019  
DAFNE in cooperation with ECFI organises the first joint webinar ‘Community foundations and their support ecosystem in Europe’ that takes place on Monday, 25 February 2019, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET). Please register here for the webinar. The community foundation movement is evolving rapidly in Europe. Community foundations play an important role in ‘place-based’ philanthropy and act not […]

Press release: DAFNE Members appoint new Board of Directors

Posted on 29 January 2019  
DAFNE members have elected a new Board of Directors at their General Assembly meeting on 18 January 2019 in Dublin. Since 2006 DAFNE had been operating as an informal network of donors and foundations networks across Europe. With the registration as a legal entity in Belgium as an “aisbl” in October 2018 DAFNE turned a new chapter: it now unites 27 national associations and networks of donors in Europe. DAFNE is a leading voice of European foundations. It underpins […]

Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum receives award in the ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ category

Posted on 18 December 2018  
Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum advocates for SMS giving and receives award in the ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ category The Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum received the Good Lobby Award 2018 for its campaign on SMS giving in Ukraine. The idea to develop a mobile charity service in Ukraine was inspired by the Czech Donors Forum and the Bulgarian […]

Corporate Foundations Consider Risks and Opportunities in Palermo

Posted on 3 December 2018  
Over 70 delegates from 11 countries gathered for the third Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange, hosted by Assifero, in Palermo.  ‘We need to do more together in order to face the complexity and intersectionality of current European, global and local challenges.  This type of Knowledge Exchange is fundamental to make national associations and our foundation members […]

Press Release: The time is ripe for a European Single Market for Philanthropy

Posted on 10 October 2018  
DAFNE / EFC PRESS RELEASE   The time is ripe for a European Single Market for Philanthropy   Brussels, 10 October 2018 – Yesterday evening’s lively debate in the European Parliament hosted by MEP Ivana Maletic (EPP/HR), and joined by colleague MEPs José Manuel Fernandes (EPP/P) and Jan Olbrycht (EPP/PL), heard a variety of perspectives […]

Opinion: The State of Foundations in Europe

Posted on 1 October 2018  
The State of Foundations in Europe by Felix Oldenburg   Today, on the European Day of Donors and Foundations, we celebrate the work of individuals and organisations dedicated to solving problems for the good of all. Every day, they worry about the well-being of others. Many of them express their appreciation today at events and […]

1st October – The #ThankYouPhilanthropy Campaign

Posted on 1 October 2018  
The #ThankYouPhilanthropy Campaign On 1st of October, the European Day of Foundations and Donors, we are celebrating the diversity, power and engagement of foundations and donors all over Europe. This years motto #ThankYouPhilanthropy is putting a light on the various activities of foundations for common good.     

1st October – European Edition of Global Philanthropy Environment Index Released

Posted on 28 September 2018  
European Edition of Global Philanthropy Environment Index Released Donors and Foundations Network in Europe and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Partner to Share Insights into Incentives and Barriers to Philanthropy EMBARGO: 1 October 2018 Brussels, 1 October 2018—To celebrate the European Day of Foundations and Donors 2018, the Indiana University Lilly Family School […]

1st October press release: Billions for good

Posted on 27 September 2018  
Press Release – 1st of October European Day of Foundations and Donors Billions for good The world is divided in two for the approximately 144,000 foundations in Europe. While some are fighting for freedom and survival, others benefit from increased freedoms and opportunities. Every year on 1stof October, European foundations, donors and philanthropists celebrate the […]

Philanthropy recognised as key partner in event on “Co-creating a Single Market for Philanthropy” – Conference report now available

Posted on 11 September 2018  
Philanthropy recognised as key partner in event on “Co-creating a Single Market for Philanthropy” – Conference report now available Seeking to make the case for a Single Market for Philanthropy and social investment, three key philanthropic infrastructure organisations – DAFNE, EFC and EVPA – held a joint, one-day “Philanthropy Scrum” on 28 May 2018 in Brussels. […]
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