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How to use technology to make social projects more impactful

Anna Kwiatkiewicz-Mory and Katarzyna Zwolak-Szwechowicz 22 June 2017

‘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 …


To achieve social progress, donors must focus on the big challenges

Michael Green 21 June 2017

The world is making progress but we are struggling to ensure the rights of freedom and tolerance for all. At times it seems that the world is going backwards in terms of social progress and …


Germany’s Felix Oldenburg appointed chair of European donor network

Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan 21 June 2017

The new chair of the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) will be Felix Oldenburg, secretary general of the German Association of Foundations. Oldenburg takes over from Spanish foundation association chief, Rosa Gallego, who …

Bigger, broader, and on a roll – the 2017 AVPN conference

JP Hamilton 20 June 2017

There’s a tradition at AVPN conferences that Doug Miller, founder of AVPN, leaps onto the stage. The challenge is that as the events expand his staff keep raising the height of the stage! Now in …

Spend down to have more impact, says new report

Amanda Aguilar 19 June 2017

The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), an organization focused on the development of data and insight to enable higher-performing funders, have released a report which shows that most foundations planning to spend down are motivated …

Impact management: New kid on the block

Abigail Rotheroe 14 June 2017

Impact measurement has come a long way since NPC was set up 15 years ago. From inception to today, we have maintained our forensic focus on the measurement of outcomes and impact.  But there is …

Alliance Audio – solidarity and philanthropy

Alliance magazine 13 June 2017

Welcome to the second Alliance Audio – recorded live from Warsaw at the 2017 European Foundation Centre conference! This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the …

Video: What does solidarity mean in your philanthropic work?

Alliance magazine 13 June 2017

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 …

SDGs: Where do human rights fit in?

Sarah Tansey 9 June 2017

729 funders. 20,600 grants. 12,888 organizations. Human rights is a broad field, as demonstrated by the vast data in Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG)’s Advancing Human Rights research. So it’s …

Attaining SDGs can generate investment returns, new report suggests

Alliance magazine 8 June 2017

A lack of data is considered a key hindrance to the rise of sustainable investments, according to a new report by WHEB, an asset management firm specializing in the investment of clean energy and natural …