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US foundations are changing in response to Trump administration, CEP finds

23 June 2017
Amanda Aguilar and Sarah Sabatke

The philanthropy research and consultancy organization, Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), has released a report showing that, of the US foundation CEOs who responded to their survey, almost three quarters have changed or are planning to make changes in their work following of the election of Donald Trump. The survey, which looked at how foundations are reacting to the new administration, took place between 21 February and 10 March 2017, gathered data from 162 CEOs …

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos turns to Twitter for philanthropic advice

22 June 2017
Sarah Sabatke

Jeff Bezos, tech mogul and founder of Amazon, is quickly on his way to becoming the wealthiest person in the world. With a fortune of over $84 billion, it seems natural that he would explore philanthropic activities. What was not expected, though, was his approach to the concept – by taking to Twitter to ask for ideas. Bezos posted on the social media platform on 15 June to ask for ideas on where to direct …

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Donations to Eric Trump Foundation funnelled to Donald Trump’s business, says Forbes

22 June 2017
Alliance magazine

The Eric Trump Foundation is ‘dedicated to raising money for terminally-ill children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, …

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Germany’s Felix Oldenburg appointed chair of European donor network

21 June 2017
Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan

The new chair of the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) will be Felix Oldenburg, secretary general of the …

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Spend down to have more impact, says new report

19 June 2017
Amanda Aguilar

The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), an organization focused on the development of data and insight to enable higher-performing funders, …