This blog post by Suzana Djordjevic, Director of Hemofarm Foundation and Chair of the Serbian Philanthropy Forum Board, comes following DAFNE’s annual Summer Meeting held on 19 May 2020. It is explores topics and issues touched on at the Summer Meeting.
Resources will be used to support the Healthcare system and Third Sector organizations, thanks to a dedicated Fund Italy is being severely tested by the Coronavirus outbreak and the Government had to take strong measures to contain the spread of Covid19. In these circumstances, Foundation of banking origin instantly mobilized to face Coronavirus emergency and…
Today the challenge is to prevent silos and mono-stakeholder bubbles and move from individual organizations to vision, cross-sector collaboration and multi-stakeholders’ strategic partnerships. We have to take the lead in re-imagining our role, improving our capacity to plan, assess and communicate our impact.
The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, in the amount of 1 million euros, aims to recognise action from all over the world to mitigate climate change.
Watch the report about the first Europe-wide PEXforum 2020 that gathered 125 participants from 41 networks and 24 countries at Impact Hub in Madrid to discuss challenges and opportunities around philanthropy in Erope and how to take common action.
Collecting and analysing data from philanthropic organisations, the fifth volume of the mapping seeks to build upon and extend the breadth of the previous mapping of 2018 which covered over 4,000 grants worth €583 million.
The new European Social Catalyst Fund is designed to have significant impact on some of Europe’s most pressing social challenges.
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.
There are vast amounts of data that, if aggregated and analysed well, could help us improve our work and the work of the entire ecosystem. Time has come for us to collectively forge a vision for using data more effectively and openly by flinging open the doors of understanding of what philanthropy is in the European context.
Looking at the priorities of the new European Commission, that took office on 1 December 2019, Max von Abendroth highlights the overlap with the work and ambitions of the philanthropy sector – identifying new opportunities and citing a note of caution.
The Ford Foundation recently published “From Generosity to Justice: A New Gospel of Wealth”. A direct reference to Andrew Carnegie’s eponymous essay, the book sits within a long tradition of grappling with what the role and purpose of philanthropy in our society should be. Is this conversation specific to the US context or does it reflect deeper, universal questions about philanthropy?