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Closing space survey: responses from around the world

24 May 2016
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British foundations and the European Union referendum

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Closing space for philanthropy: survey findings

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Case study: Helping Syrians to help Syrians

Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees programme a good example of philanthropic support for private resettlement and citizen engagement.
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feature 11 March 2016 For Subscribers

What role for philanthropy in opening up migration?

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EFC AGA 2016: Our new global language: The SDGs in Europe and around the world

31 May 2016
Natalie Ross

In Amsterdam, a capacity filled session during the European Foundation Centre conference explored how philanthropy can strategically engage in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It’s clear that philanthropy has the …

EFC AGA 2016: European philanthropy urged to ‘shift the paradigm’ in support for refugees

31 May 2016
Charles Keidan

European philanthropy has issued an urgent call for foundations, civil society and government to provide more strategic support for refugees and migrants. Katherine Watson, chief executive of the European Cultural …

EFC AGA 2016: European Foundation Centre report on the shrinking space for civil society

31 May 2016
Alliance magazine

The European Foundation Centre has published a collection of opinion pieces from philanthropy leaders working across the world on how their organizations are experiencing the global phenomenon of the shrinking …

Children earn a living by transporting goods inside the Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan. 
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The Syrian crisis: a challenge for philanthropy

feature Timothy Ogden, Ayesha Saran and Atallah Kuttab 15 March 2016

It is a rare event that captures global philanthropy’s attention. The stream of refugees from Syria is one of them. There is a serious humanitarian crisis under way, and a …

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Oops: we made the non-profit impact revolution go wrong

article 1 Caroline Fiennes and Ken Berger 15 March 2016

The non-profit ‘impact revolution’– over a decade’s work to increase the impact of non-profits – has gone in the wrong direction. As veterans and cheerleaders of the revolution, we are …

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Permissive or restrictive? A mixed picture for philanthropy in China

article Mark Sidel 14 March 2016

This is a difficult time for philanthropy and civil society in China. Since Xi Jinping became General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party in November 2012, China has cracked down …