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Learnings from Grantmakers East Forum 2018

Nathan Koeshall 17 October 2018

It had been a couple of years since I last participated in the cherished annual gathering of grantmakers, big and small, who have a concentration in supporting and funding all things related to East, as …


Single market for Philanthropy: calls grow to reduce barriers to cross-border giving

Alliance magazine 15 October 2018

A leading Austrian Foundation has called on EU institutions to reduce barriers to cross border giving and to protect philanthropy during a debate in European Parliament. Franz Karl Prüller of the Vienna based Erste Stiftung …


Small initiatives can create huge impact

Jasper Snoek 14 October 2018

What would you do without your smartphone these days? We depend on it for so many activities. But not everyone is aware of how their smartphone is produced. Our phones hold a complex story of …

Britain has lost the EU but its foundations may yet find a role

Max Rutherford 13 October 2018

This week, at a meeting in the European Parliament between national foundation associations from across Europe, MEPs and officials from the European Committee, philanthropy was rightly described as ‘civil society’s treasure’. Philanthropy, it was said, …

Does franchising belong in social enterprise?

Décio Emanuel 12 October 2018

As social entrepreneurs, we’ve all been guilty of believing that our idea, business model, and social impact model are unique. There is none like it; and because of this, it must merit success. Information gathered …

TUSEV calls for tax and legal changes to stimulate third sector growth

Alliance magazine 11 October 2018

The existing tax system ‘makes it difficult for foundations and associations to operate and grow; discourages establishment of new organizations and slows the growth of the sector, even hindering it,’ concludes a new report from …

Ten things that need to happen for social investment to thrive in Central and Eastern Europe

Nicole Etchart and Roxana Damaschin-Tecu 10 October 2018

It has been 21 years since NESsT was launched in Budapest, Hungary. Our value proposition was that socially driven enterprises were a solution for the Centeal and Eastern European (CEE) region’s most critical social problems. …

Legal entity status signals new era for DAFNE

Alliance magazine 9 October 2018

The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) has become an international non-profit association or AISBL in Belgium. The move will make DAFNE an independent legal entity after over a decade operating as a project …

How domestic philanthropy can transform the Balkans

Nathan Koeshall 9 October 2018 For Subscribers

In the countries of the Western Balkans, shaking off long-standing socialist traditions where the state provides for all, can a culture of personal or collective philanthropy emerge at the same pace as democratic and market-oriented …

Income for development sector grows 59 per cent in ten years

Alliance magazine 8 October 2018

A report launched today by Bond, has found that overall income for 305 of its members grew by 59 per cent in ten years and stood at £3.8 billion at April 2016, compared to the …