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.
A snap shot of how foundations across Europe create positive stories in people’s lives
The Opinion entitled “European philanthropy: an untapped potential” was requested by the Romanian presidency.
We need a new paradigm where the work of support organisations becomes essential to achieving effective philanthropy – underpinned by critical thinking, informed by learning from practice, and delivered at scale