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Multiple lessons from multiple crises: a five-step roadmap for philanthropy

22 October 2021
Ayşegül Bayar Hildgen

The EFC Annual Conference 2021 started off with a trailer video, where multimedia artist André Heller said ‘Vienna is a perfect place to be born and a perfect place to die. In between, it is a little bit difficult.’ We are passing from difficult and challenging times indeed, both as individuals and as institutions. Times that mirror us our weaknesses, and strengths. It is thus no surprise that this year’s conference was entitled ‘From Crisis …

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The coffee house as a guide for life

22 October 2021
Holly Donagh

As a lifelong coffee addict when I knew the EFC conference would be in Vienna I looked forward to sampling Viennese coffee, preferably in a suitably evocative setting, but I had not considered how the culture of the coffee house would become a metaphor for our discussion at our first in person gathering since Covid. I learnt that the essence of Viennese coffee house culture is dialogue, it is a place where people from all …

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EFC Conference 2021: Day one in Tweets!

18 October 2021
Alliance magazine

Highlights from day one of the European Foundation Centre Annual Conference: ‘From crisis to opportunity – How can philanthropy accelerate sustainable change?’ Opening plenary Only 1,5% of philanthropy goes to rethinking the current economic model which focused on growth. @DelphineMoralis @The_EFC opening panel @kuminaidoo Andreas Treichl Anne-Brigitte Albrectsen @LEGOfoundation @erstefoundation pic.twitter.com/BBncegZ1ps — Anna Sienicka (@aksienicka) October 18, 2021 I agree with Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen from @LEGOfoundation that the philantropy sector is too afraid of taking risks, …

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Civil society in the digital age: 2021 EFC Conference Preview

18 October 2021
Lucy Bernholz

The 2021 European Foundation Centre annual conference will look at ‘ways for philanthropy to help catalyse a more holistic response to the vast challenges that still lie ahead’. The event will take shape via four interwoven strands (Climate, Democracy, Philanthropy and Society), each moderated by an expert who is widely recognised in the field, and will consider the four underlying themes of culture, digital agenda, education and civic engagement. Ahead of the first day, Lucy …

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EFC launch podcast series ahead of 2021 Conference in Vienna

16 October 2021
Alliance magazine

To raise the curtain on the 2021 European Foundation Centre (EFC) Conference, taking place from 18-20 October in Vienna, the EFC …

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Reframe mental models to unlock the power of partnerships

29 September 2021
Dana Nau François

Local leaders and institutions have the expertise and inherent capacities to solve their problems and help humanity address the world’s …

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Embrace intersectionality or risk more ‘foolanthropy’

28 September 2021
Kumi Naidoo

It has been a pleasure to be a part of the Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium. I, and many others, …

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Philanthropy and the power to transform

28 September 2021
Leslie Pine

In more than three decades of working in the field of philanthropy at The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), I have participated …

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Crises create opportunity: taking action on the world’s biggest challenges

28 September 2021
Maggi Alexander and Ina Breuer

We are living in an unprecedented time, facing a global health pandemic, climate change, natural and humanitarian disasters, structural inequalities, …

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Time for a change up

28 September 2021
Solomé Lemma

There are terms that get tossed around a lot in our sector these days, so much so that it can …

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Evolving donor practices give rise to optimism

25 September 2021
Michael D. Layton

First, I have to acknowledge the effort that went into planning and executing the Symposium. The talented people at the …

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Lessons on listening

25 September 2021
Lee Pelton

It’s all about listening. As I had the honour of talking with Theo Sowa, co-chair of the Equality Fund, during …

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We need ears to the ground to achieve global change

24 September 2021
Karen Keating Ansara

 ‘It’s important for us all to become aware of how we listen, what we listen to and how this affects …