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European donor network appoints new leadership in Brussels

27 July 2017
Alliance magazine

Max von Abendroth has been appointed as executive director of the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) office in Brussels. He will begin work with the network on 1 October. DAFNE’s network contains 25 national associations and more than 7,500 member foundations. The organization supports ‘dialogue and collaboration’ among its members, according to its website. Abendroth received a degree from Witten/Herdecke University in Germany, and previously worked with the German Association of Magazine Publishers, …

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Disasters and climate change: an infographic

25 July 2017
Aid & International Development Forum

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million in 1997 to 65.6 million persons in 2016 due in large part to conflicts in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. The rise in conflict globally has resulted in the occurrence of 20 displacements per minute last year and a new record high for the total number of people affected by displacement. As shown in the infographic by the Aid and International Development Forum …

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New report sheds light on age gap, lack of diversity in US philanthropic sector

24 July 2017
Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan

An in-depth report published by the Council on Foundations, the US association of philanthropic organizations, highlights ongoing discrepancies across age …

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Philanthropy plays significant role in global development, new OECD data suggests

19 July 2017
Amanda Aguilar and Charles Keidan

According to preliminary data from a survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), over 70 private foundations …

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New report details state of funding for girls

13 July 2017
Alliance magazine

A new report examines funding for girls among private sources, both individuals and organizations. Written by Alisha Miranda, managing director …