European foundations have a role to play in nurturing a thriving nonprofit advocacy ecosystem. Every day that passes without nonprofits advocating for the most vulnerable, underrepresented and minority interests, the more we lose as a society. Time has come to break the lobbying taboo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
When it comes to education, philanthropic support can help achieve things that the public sector alone cannot: innovation, impact and collaboration. In order to implement philanthropic projects close collaboration with the existing framework is a key success factor. Collaboration was the main theme of the Austrian Foundation Day Conference.
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…
A snap shot of how foundations across Europe create positive stories in people’s lives
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…