In this interview, Carol Mack, Chief Executive of ACF, discusses the UK philanthropy sector, her personal story and her advice for young people starting out in the philanthropic and charitable sector.
PEXforum2020, in Madrid, was a unique European gathering of 130 people from 41 philanthropy networks. To bring such a collection of knowledge and experience together, to put faces to names, to witness almost the entire support ecosystem in one space, and to learn more about our respective contributions to the philanthropy field would have been a successful outcome in itself. The impact, however, was much greater than the sum of the many and diverse individual parts.
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.