The 4Cs – A Practical Guide
The 4Cs is a planning and evaluation framework designed specifically for organisations that offer professional support to the philanthropy field. It was developed by DAFNE and WINGS members and is intended to be adapted and used in different contexts. DAFNE and WINGS are continuing to engage with members using the framework and can provide support around implementation.
Enlarging the Space for European Philanthropy
DAFNE and EFC embarked on an initiative to explore what are the legal, fiscal and administrative obstacles that restrict the space for philanthropy. Initially this involved consultation with members and then led to the commissioning of a study. Oonagh Breen, Professor of Law at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, undertook an analysis of the regulatory and political challenges and proposed ways forward in a report published in January 2018. This led to the identification of mitigating actions which included the development of the Philanthropy Advocacy project and collaborative work towards the creation of a Single Market for Philanthropy.
DAFNE members are active in 26 countries across Europe. They are uniquely placed to offer data on the philanthropy field and an understanding of the operating environment in their countries. We share this intelligence in our Country Profiles which provide information on the philanthropy sector and the DAFNE member. This shows that there are over 10,000 public benefit foundations in Europe with combined annual expenditures of more than € 60 billion.
European Edition of the Global Philanthropy Environment Index
DAFNE has partnered with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University to prepare and distribute a European special edition of the 2018 Global Philanthropy Environment Index. The Index provides information about the philanthropic landscape of 30 European countries, measuring regulatory, political, and socio-cultural environments through a standard instrument completed by country-based experts.