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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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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 Centre annual conference, held just over a week ago in Warsaw, team Alliance caught up with a few of the attendees to ask their views on solidarity in the context of their philanthropic work.   With thanks (in order of appearance): Katherine Watson of the European Cultural Foundation Amitabh Behar of the National Foundation for India …

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Local solidarity builds philanthropy

7 June 2017
Augusta Hagen-Dillon

In many ways, the closing panel of the 2017 annual EFC conference took participants back to where it began. Brendan …

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Learning to communicate better – you won’t believe what happened next!

6 June 2017
Janus Moos

How much can you simplify communication about complex issues? How much can you dumb things down before you start sounding …

Analysis

European philanthropy gets political but will it last?

6 June 2017
Charles Keidan

European philanthropy has taken a decidedly political turn. Last month over 60 members of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) signed …

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Solidarity fund for democracy in Europe announced

6 June 2017
Charles Keidan

European foundations will join forces to fund initiatives aimed at strengthening civil society and safeguarding democratic values in Europe, the …

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European values under pressure

6 June 2017
Tine Wickers

In many ways the 2017 EFC annual conference  in Warsaw has been a very moving and mind set changing experience. …

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Philanthropy must help bring Europe together

6 June 2017
Donzelina Barroso

As a recent transplant to London from New York City, and a dual national of the US and Portugal, some …

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Let’s talk about democracy

5 June 2017
Maribel Koeniger

Jerzy Buzek opened the 28th EFC Conference, active MP of the European Parliament and distinguished historical figure of Solidarność, the …

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Keep European philanthropy infrastructure fit for purpose

5 June 2017
Léonie van Tongeren

With a full program, lots of side events, and tons of peers to talk to, attending the EFC’s General Assembly …

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Shifting the (funding) power to sex workers – my years at Mama Cash

5 June 2017
Nicky McIntyre

It’s my last day today as the Executive Director of Foundation Mama Cash and I’m at the European Foundation Centre’s …