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.
As it becomes more and more difficult for Danish civil society as well as for local authorities and the national government to fund new ideas for projects, philanthropic foundations have increased their grants substantially. This has given rise to a new public debate about the role of private foundations in Denmark – a debate to which foundations respond by putting themselves under the spotlight.
Shrinking space for civil society organisations in Poland has been a subject of debate since late 2015. Despite or because of the shrinking space, the collaboration among civil society organisations has been unprecedented
Rolf Alter, Maecenata Foundation, introduces a new Initiative for trust-driven philanthropy
Felix Oldenburg, Secretary General of the Association of German Foundations and Chair of DAFNE on the launch of the European Philanthropy Manifesto.