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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 of philanthropy. This session explored a vision for philanthropy in 2030 and beyond. It was chaired by Fran Perrin, Founder and Director of the Indigo Trust and a Trustee of NPC. Our speakers were Sonal Patel, CEO of God My Silent Partner Foundation (GMSP); Anna Devlet, Head of Social Sustainability at British Land; Sir Harvey McGrath, Chair of Big Society Capital and …

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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 to maximise their social impact. Alliance magazine attended a discussion examining how four philanthropy networks in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America have come together to provide the opportunity for investors to drive change across borders. Carolina Suarez of Latimpacto, Naina Batra of AVPN, Frank Aswani of AVPA and Roberta Bosurgi of EVPA shared practical …

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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 done their social responsibility interventions mostly as a ‘tick-box’ within their family or corporate foundations (and or disciplines) and not so much an essential, conscientious response to the societal challenges around them. This has been evident mostly where certain donations, be they monetary or in assets, have either been underutilised or completely deemed off the …

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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 strapped. Although fortunate to be core funded from the European Commission, our ambitions exceed our resources. And the strings attached to our funding tie our activities to our funders needs, not necessarily those of our members. Being part of this year’s European Foundation Centre’s conference in Vienna was therefore an important opportunity to take the …

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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 …

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Networking 2.0 or philanthropy insights for newcomers – what is Next Gen programme about?

25 October 2021
Oleksandra Lytvynenko

Being the most effective membership association that unites the most prominent players of Europe’s institutional philanthropy, the EFC brings members …

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A fresh look at the European philanthropy ecosystem: is there a place for Ukrainian practices?

25 October 2021
Oleksandra Lytvynenko

Becoming a part of the European philanthropic community for Ukrainian entity was not easy: almost half a year had passed …

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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 …

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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 …