EFC – Cents and sensitivity: how can foundations make their money work harder?

When it comes to a foundation’s investment strategy it can boil down to a simple question: is your money working hard, or hardly working?
17 Making Your Money Work HarderWith this in mind, the EFC, with financial support from the Adessium Foundation, recently published a new guide, Making Your Money Work Harder, helping foundations to make sense (cents?) of the fundamentals of social investment practices. The new publication provides foundations with simple yet effective examples of how to make their money work harder using the entire investment toolbox, from loans to equity investment.

It also offers an overview of the spectrum of foundation attitudes to the topic, ranging from apprehension to appreciation for the various types of funding and investment modalities that can be used to advance the missions of European foundations.

The guide is the fruit borne of the 2013 European Learning Lab in Milan, hosted by Fondazione Cariplo, a 2014 Tiepolo foundation staff placement in London, and a workshop in Brussels.

For more information
Download the guide from http://www.efc.be
Free hard copies are available to EFC members

Spring issue of Effect focuses on Europe’s young changemakers
From the world of social entrepreneurship, advocacy, science and innovation, the spring issue of Effect will feature the young changemakers who are shaping Europe’s future, ten young leaders who are tackling Europe’s most challenging social and environmental problems, all the while focusing on the philanthropic initiatives launched to inspire and support their efforts to create a better tomorrow.

Also in this issue, a special feature on Milan, the city that will host the World EXPO 2015 and the 26th  EFC Annual General Assembly ‘Philanthropy: Visions and Energy for Change’. The feature will explore how the growth of social business in Italy has influenced the country’s financial capital, offering millennials new job opportunities and reshaping urban landscapes through citizens’ collaboration and participation.

For more information
http://www.efc.be/effect


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