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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

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What role for philanthropy in opening up migration?


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Foundation innovation plenary: The power of letting go

28 May 2016
Valia Fragkou

We are all control freaks who need to paint their offices green on Monday morning! A humoristic finding that was drawn from a series of questions the participants were answering …

Opening plenary – the time is ripe to do things differently

28 May 2016
Dharmendra Kanani

The stage was set for the opening plenary of the 27th edition of the EFC Annual General Assembly and Conference: Imagining and Investing in our future – in Amsterdam. The …

Learning points for beginners in civil society

28 May 2016
Kalle Korhonen

Here are some ideas of what a grantmaker interested but unexperienced in civil society learned in the EFC conference session “The shrinking space for civil society – What can we …


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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 …