Posted on 6 February 2018 DAFNE members from 19 countries gathered in Sofia for a summit in January. Discussions focussed on how national associations can become more effective individually – building capacity, capability, connections, and credibility among their foundation and donor members, but also collectively – in their effort to improve the operating environment for philanthropy across Europe. A report […]
Posted on 29 January 2018 The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) met from 18. – 19th of January 2018 for its annual Winter Meeting in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Hosted by the Bulgarian Donors’ Forum participants from 23 European countries came together to exchange knowledge, strengthen the pan-European network, and demand a level playing field for philanthropy in […]
Posted on 16 January 2018 The operating environment for institutional philanthropy in parts of Europe is under threat. Therefore DAFNE and EFC are launching today the commissioned study “Enlarging the Space for European Philanthropy”, by Oonagh Breen, Professor of Law at UCD Sutherland School of Law. This study analysis the regulatory and political challenges philanthropy is facing and elaborates ways […]
Posted on 6 January 2018 Not philanthropy as usual - GCSP, Foundation Center and DAFNE to continue to delve more into the role of philanthropy in conflict prevention and resolution and in particular to bring different people and sectors together that would usually not interact.
Posted on 4 December 2017 National associations from 10 countries brought corporate foundation members to participate in a highly engaging and memorable event, hosted by the Swiss Re Foundation in Zurich
Posted on 1 December 2017 'The bar was set high by last year’s exchange –were the expectations for a “significant second” met? Yes, indeed!' Theresa Gehringer (Centre for Philanthropy Sudies) reflects on the 2nd European Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange
Posted on 17 November 2017 Without an intensive effort to push back against closing space, development interventions will become progressively less effective at assisting those living in poverty. This is one of the conclusions of a recently published EFC / FICS report.
Posted on 14 November 2017 A recent DAFNE, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Foundation Center conference considered specific challenges in funding for conflict transformation. The need for a thorough understanding of the context and the causes of the conflict; clarity of purpose and the building of trust between donors and project implementers underpinned by alignment of mission; a preparedness to take risks; and a commitment to a scale and duration appropriate to the conflict and its resolution, was highlighted.