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ERNOP: Study reveals state of our knowledge – and ignorance – on European giving

European Research Network on Philanthropy 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) has produced what is probably the clearest and most reliable account of European philanthropy to date – but, as it acknowledges, ‘best yet’ does not mean ‘best possible’. …


WACSI: ISTR and WACSI in partnership to coordinate African research network 

WACSI 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

In a new collaboration, West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in Ghana will house the regional secretariat of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR). WACSI’s aim is to strengthen the institutional and operational …


The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Thumbs-up – and down – for the donor-advised fund

The Chronicle of Philanthropy 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund was the top fundraising American charity last year, according to the Philanthropy 400 ranking published by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The significance of this, according to the Chronicle, is that Fidelity …

China Foundation Center: New cloud platform for foundations/NPOs in China 

China Foundation Center 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

During the past 15 years, the philanthropy sector in China has developed rapidly. Today, over 5,500 foundations and over 670,000 non-profit organizations (NPOs) are registered in China. However, the efficiency and effectiveness of the sector …

Council on Foundations: The Trump effect – implications for US philanthropy 

Council on Foundations 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Following the election of Donald Trump, the Council on Foundations has focused on bringing US philanthropy together as changes in national leadership may impact on philanthropy and foundation grantees in a variety of ways.  In …

CIVICUS: Against all odds: the perils of fighting for natural resources 

CIVICUS 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Today, natural resource campaigners are facing increasing pushback from political leaders and powerful corporations intent on defending vested interests. The new report  Against all odds: the perils of fighting for natural resources, from CIVICUS and Publish What …

Edge Funders: Shake the foundations! 

Edge Funders 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Last April, funders and movement partners gathered at the EDGE Conference in Berkeley, California to participate in an Engagement Lab on regenerative finance and equity-based strategies across grants and investments. Out of these conversations was …

Foundation Center: New members join Funding Information Network 

Foundation Center 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Two new European partners have joined Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network (FIN) – the diverse network of 450+ public and academic libraries, community foundations, non-profit resource centres and NGOs throughout the US and abroad, all …

EFC: Seeds sprouting as EFC Strategic Framework enters first full year 

European Foundation Centre 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

2017 may mark the beginning of the first full year of the EFC’s new Strategic Framework, but many of the seeds sown last year are germinating and in some cases already bearing fruit. New thematic …

Cemefi: Conferences on volunteering for social change 

Cemefi 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

In November 2016, Cemefi hosted two major conferences: the 24th World Volunteer Conference and 8th World Youth Volunteer Conference, both organized in partnership with the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE).   The main topic of …