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In praise of philanthropy

13 May 2022
Stephanie Koopmann

Before we criticize active funders for their imperfect philanthropy, let us also activate those amongst us who care about issues but never have been invited or encouraged to become philanthropists themselves.    Last month, I had the privilege of joining CEOs and leaders of foundations across Europe at a gathering organised by Fondation de France and Geneva University’s Centre for Philanthropy for three days of reflection on the latest issues in our field. One of the …

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Clarity, convergence, voice: philanthropy’s emerging after-war paradigm

12 May 2022
Maximilian Martin

On 25-28 April, Fondation de France and the University of Geneva, Centre for Philanthropy, hosted a three-day seminar, titled ‘a journey towards the European philanthropy of tomorrow’. When foundations that jointly allocate well over one billion euros a year to the greater good come together, it is worth looking at the main conclusions. A little over two months into the new reality of a major war on European soil, and with the recent Covid-19 pandemic …

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Complex humanitarian emergencies: Global philanthropic giving can & should be more strategic

7 April 2022
Alex Gray

Today, more people are impacted by humanitarian crises than at any point in recorded history. Conflicts drive 80 per cent of all humanitarian needs. Yet in 2019, only 4 per cent of philanthropy’s $352 million giving for disasters went to address humanitarian needs in these Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (CHEs), whereas 55 per cent went to disasters caused by natural hazards and severe weather, and the remaining 41 per cent went to disasters in general, according to the …

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Pearl Initiative, Philanthropy Age promote strategic philanthropy in Gulf region

5 April 2022
Alliance magazine

The Pearl Initiative, a leading Gulf-based nonprofit, alongside Philanthropy Age recently brought together dozens of Gulf-based philanthropists and High Net Worth Individuals to explore effective strategic giving. The gathering was part of the Circle, an endeavour to establish a community of philanthropic donors to spearhead a drive for greater transparency, accountability, and trust in giving across the Gulf region, which launched in May 2020. Praising the enthusiasm and commitment to giving present among those gathered, …

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The future of philanthropy, 2030 and beyond

4 December 2021
Liz Gadd

Are we optimistic or pessimistic? At this year’s NPC Ignites, our annual conference, we hosted a session on the future …

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Calls for global approaches grow louder, but how can we unlock them?

26 November 2021
Zibran Choudhury

During EVPA Impact Month, the impact community came together to learn, share and connect with other players across the globe …

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Philanthropy is no longer a corporate tick-box

26 November 2021
Mapaseka Mokwele

Philanthropy has always been treated as a ‘nice to have’ and not so much a ‘must have’. Many corporates have …

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Moving deckchairs around the titanic or driving radical reforms. Is philanthropy stepping up to the plate?

13 November 2021
Jana Hainsworth

Cards on the table. I lead a European network of NGOs advocating for children’s rights in Europe. We are cash …

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Vital systems, healthy communities: reflections on the 2021 Global Philanthropy Forum

29 October 2021
Stephanie Heckman

This year’s Global Philanthropy Forum brought leading philanthropists together online to take an expansive look at what is needed to …

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Reading the conference from an arts & cultural perspective

26 October 2021
Dea Vidović

During the Conference, I was looking for society, democracy, climate and philanthropy tracks in arts and culture.   The discursive …

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The urgency of the opportunities

26 October 2021
Maria Palomares Arenas

The Wien Conference has been my third EFC Conference, after Warsaw and Paris. Everything has changed in these years. I …

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In pursuit of digital humanism

26 October 2021
Zibran Choudhury

Last week, The EFC held their 2021 Annual Conference, and Alliance asked its readers what session they would like to …

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No foundation is complete without climate awareness

25 October 2021
Ashley Thompson

‘Every foundation should be a climate foundation, and every foundation should have a climate lens’. This was the bold statement …