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Danish foundation steps up to fight climate change

Jakob Thomsen 23 March 2017

A climate frontrunner – the internationally-foucsed Danish KR Foundation – is taking the fight against global warming to a new field, placing sustainable behaviour high on their agenda. KR Foundation is the latest addition to …


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 …

EVPA: New workshops on impact measurement and management 

European Venture Philanthropy Association 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

When EVPA developed its first guide on Impact measurement and management in 2011, it noticed that the problem was not the lack of information, but rather the absence of guidance on how to make sense …

Interview: José María Arias Mosquera  

Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Fundación Barrié hosted the 6th Conference of the Association of Spanish Foundations and the first International Communications Day on Philanthropy in La Coruña in late 2016. Its president, …

The Spanish foundation sector: value and challenges

Rosa Gallego 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Globally, the foundation sector has become a key agent of economic and social development, channelling private resources in the general interest. Its significance can be seen in its size, in the direct employment it provides, …

Case study: Professional studies

Ayse Inan 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

I am the daughter of immigrants, born and raised in Palo Alto, California, where I spent the first 30 years of my life. For many reasons, I have focused my career on being of service …

Academia has neglected philanthropy but the tide is turning

Judith Symonds 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

For a sector that has a real and verifiable impact on so many of the historical and contemporary challenges facing society, philanthropy may be one of the least researched and understood fields in contemporary life. …

Case study: Professionalizing foundations: making the virtues – or vices – clearer 

Michele Fugiel Gartner 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

My research at the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, St Andrews University, focuses on foundation staff, reflecting on their roles as professionals within foundations and exploring relationships inherent in the development …

Case study: Short courses for foundation professionals 

Ariane Waldvogel 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The world of philanthropy is growing. In Switzerland alone, there are now over 13,000 registered foundations, equivalent to 16 foundations for every 10,000 inhabitants. These foundations, large and small, corporate and individual, and located across …