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Reflections on the philanthropic sector – an intern’s story

25 September 2016
Alex Talbott

I have to admit I didn’t quite know what I was letting myself in for when I accepted  an internship at the European Foundation Centre in Brussels. Heading to work that first day, feeling mildly uncomfortable about entering the self-proclaimed Philanthropy House, I certainly had doubts about my ‘off-piste’ career decision. I knew little about philanthropy and my only experience with foundations was working in fundraising for a small arts charity. In that respect, for …

Call for session proposals for the 2017 EFC Conference

24 September 2016
Alliance magazine

The 2017 Programme Committee is seeking session proposals to fill 10 slots in the EFC Conference Programme. The conference is titled ‘Courage to re-embrace solidarity in Europe. Can philanthropy take the lead?’ and will take place in Warsaw from 31 May – 2 June, The conference will focus on the need for solidarity in tackling philanthropy’s biggest challenges, from climate change to migration, and the courage that this collaboration often requires. It will also explore …

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Alliance breakfast club – How much influence does philanthropy have?

23 September 2016
Sam Desborough

The September 2016 Alliance breakfast club, kindly hosted by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) focused on the influence of philanthropy, and …

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SOCAP 2016 – concerns from a first timer

23 September 2016
Gagandeep Bakshi

This was my first SOCAP and I could feel the energy and buzz the moment I entered the Fort Mason …

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Revisiting SOCAP – more momentum and a higher bar

22 September 2016
Lindsay Clinton

After spending five years away from the impact investing arena, I recently rejoined Intellecap, an advisory firm and investment bank …