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Businesses are from Mars and Foundations are from Venus – or are they?

13 September 2019
Sophie Hersberger

A brief report of the first C-Summit, co-organized by the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), and hosted by the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in Munich. ‘The level of noise and buzz in the background is the best evaluation that you can have at the end of a conference’ said James Magowan, coordinating director of DAFNE, at the end of the first C-Summit in Munich. Agreed! The …

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The evolving role of corporate foundations in the innovation space

13 September 2019
Daniel Nowack

As part of DAFNE’s and EVPA’s C-Summit, a breakout session dealt with the evolving role of foundations in the innovation space. The fishbowl session focused on how corporate foundations could inspire innovation and included contributions from:  Daniela Deuber, Head of Social Innovation, BMW Foundation Bennet Barth, Program Manager, BMW Foundation Valérie Faillat, Head of Sanofi Espoir Foundation Annette Jung, Strategic Lead Ashoka Partnership, Philips Foundation Future relevance The general sentiment, led by the BMW Foundation, …

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The Eurostar goes both ways

13 September 2019
Jan Despiegelaere

At the 2019 UKCF Conference, I was asked to give a five minute ‘lightning talk’ on the closing day sharing …

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Experts in place, but it doesn’t stop there

12 September 2019
Nicola Frost

What is a Community Foundation’s USP? This question, and many offered answers, came up several times over the course of …

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Think global, act local

11 September 2019
Rachel McGrath

 ‘Think global, act local’ could be an adopted mantra of the International Community Foundation movement as we connect place-based giving …

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UKCF Conference 2019: #ShiftThePower

11 September 2019
Rachel McGrath

In amidst the political uncertainty of Brexit and proroguing parliament the UKCF Community Foundation conference brought inspiration, hope and positive …

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The next generation of philanthropy

11 September 2019
Joe Crome

Day two of the UKCF19 conference saw a very wide range of workshops, project visits and speeches to provoke and …

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Seeing old issues through new lenses: UKCF Conference 2019

11 September 2019
Rob Williamson

On day one of the UK Community Foundation’s 2019 conference in Glasgow, its CEO, Fabian French, asked the plenary audience …

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Place based giving the right way

10 September 2019
Joe Crome

‘They’re not starting with a keynote speech?’ This is the realisation I gladly came to terms with as the 2019 …

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Community Foundations should act and speak as one

10 September 2019
Irina Novikova

It’s early morning, the conference has not started yet, but the ECFI delegation of 20 CF practitioners from different countries …

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It’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it…

10 September 2019
Jan Garrill

Reflections from the first day of the UKCF Conference 2019 and especially the Big Conversations. I’ve always thought that comparing …