Call to take action on the climate crisis

Could foundations find themselves on the ‘wrong side of history’ by failing to act in the face of the climate crisis? Associations and networks have a critical role to play: to demonstrate leadership, mobilise their members, and facilitate collaborative action – now with some urgency.

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Philanthropy’s Social Compact in a Changing World

Trust in philanthropy is eroding. This has led to heightened scrutiny and critique of the philanthropic sector by the public, politicians and commentators. The question for philanthropies now is how to react and remedy these perceptions.

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Future is happening now: digital transformation and its impact on giving

300 representatives of philanthropy, IT, business, research, civil society, politics and media from across Russia as well as international delegates from the UK, Germany and Belgium came to Moscow to discuss how digital transformation is changing the social sector and what risks and opportunities it bears.

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‘How on earth can I get out of here?!’

German actress and philanthropist Maria Furtwängler on how she wanted to get out of a plane on her way to Munich after hearing the welcome announcement by a female pilot, and what this experience has to do with her foundation MaLisa. An interview with Maria Furtwängler and her daughter Elisabeth.

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Foundation Giving Trends 2019

Foundation Giving Trends 2019

by Emma Hutchins, ACF How do you measure a sector that isn’t defined? This is the challenge we meet each year when we produce Foundation Giving Trends, studying the foundation landscape in the UK. With an estimated 12,000 registered grant-making charities, focusing on the top 300 may seem like the tip of the iceberg. In…

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Strong cross-party alliance in European Parliament for easing philanthropy’s work for public good across Europe

Brussels, 7 October 2019 – MEPs, representatives of the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee and relevant stakeholders from philanthropy, civil society and social economy discussed ways to create a truly European space for donors and encourage cross-border generosity, solidarity and civil actions. “There is so much untapped potential when it comes to…

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FOCUS: Philanthropy

FOCUS: Philanthropy

A snap shot of how foundations across Europe create positive stories in people’s lives

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European Parliament to debate ways to unlock philanthropy’s potential for public good

PRESS RELEASE   Brussels, 26 September 2019 – On 1 October MEPs and key stakeholders will gather at the European Parliament to debate how to release philanthropy’s untapped potential for public good across Europe. The debate, entitled “Single Market for Philanthropy ‒ Helping unlock the potential for public good across Europe”, will be hosted by…

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