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How to use technology to make social projects more impactful

22 June 2017
Anna Kwiatkiewicz-Mory and Katarzyna Zwolak-Szwechowicz

‘How to use technology to make social projects more impactful?’ was an overarching theme of the 2017 European Foundation Centre’s (EFC) annual conference session called ‘Technology for social good (and bad)’. During this second day session, participants had a chance to learn about solutions, tools and trends in humanitarian aid, social inclusion, transparency and governance and citizen engagement; as well as practical work with data. The session was led by Anna Sienicka, Europe Vice president …

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Bigger, broader, and on a roll – the 2017 AVPN conference

20 June 2017
JP Hamilton

There’s a tradition at AVPN conferences that Doug Miller, founder of AVPN, leaps onto the stage. The challenge is that as the events expand his staff keep raising the height of the stage! Now in his early 70s, you might think Doug would be wary of a stage leap but leap he did (and survived) and used the moment to make three great points that firmly sum up the efforts of the AVPN 2017 crew. …

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Takeaways from Danny Sriskandarajah: Dreaming big and funding social movements

13 June 2017
Andre Chumko

Secretary General of CIVICUS Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah gave a keynote address about brave philanthropy and its role in shaping civil …

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Video: What does solidarity mean in your philanthropic work?

13 June 2017
Alliance magazine

In between plenaries, sessions, podcast recordings, networking and hearing about all the great work delegates at the 2017 European Foundation …

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If philanthropy was as innovative and impactful as possible, what might our world look like?

12 June 2017
Kate Frykberg

If philanthropy was as innovative and impactful as possible, what might our world look like?  Three inspiring speakers at the …