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Oak Foundation appoints Masego Madzwamuse to direct Environment Programme

Alliance magazine 23 October 2021

The Oak Foundation has appointed Masego Madzwamuse as director of its  Environment Programme. Madzwamuse, who was previously CEO at the Southern Africa Trust, joined the Geneva-based team last month. ‘Masego has an established track record …


Multiple lessons from multiple crises: a five-step roadmap for philanthropy

Ayşegül Bayar Hildgen 22 October 2021

The EFC Annual Conference 2021 started off with a trailer video, where multimedia artist André Heller said ‘Vienna is a perfect place to be born and a perfect place to die. In between, it is …


The coffee house as a guide for life

Holly Donagh 22 October 2021

As a lifelong coffee addict when I knew the EFC conference would be in Vienna I looked forward to sampling Viennese coffee, preferably in a suitably evocative setting, but I had not considered how the …

European climate funding: small sums distributed unequally

Elika Roohi 20 October 2021

Funding for climate change mitigation in Europe amounts to less than two per cent of total philanthropic funding on the continent – and within that sum, just 3.5 per cent is directed in grants to …

Reflections on building a learning culture in nonprofits and funders

Joachim Krapels, Julie Bélanger and Loïc Watine 19 October 2021

Imagine you are a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) leader in an international NGO. You’re on the phone with a colleague from the programme team in your organisation: Colleague: Donor X is interested in livelihood …

EFC Conference 2021: Day one in Tweets!

Alliance magazine 18 October 2021

Highlights from day one of the European Foundation Centre Annual Conference: ‘From crisis to opportunity – How can philanthropy accelerate sustainable change?’ Opening plenary Only 1,5% of philanthropy goes to rethinking the current economic model …

Civil society in the digital age: 2021 EFC Conference Preview

Lucy Bernholz 18 October 2021

The 2021 European Foundation Centre annual conference will look at ‘ways for philanthropy to help catalyse a more holistic response to the vast challenges that still lie ahead’. The event will take shape via four …

Vladimir Potanin establishes $1.4 billion endowment for his foundation

Alliance magazine 17 October 2021

Russian Philanthropist Vladimir Potanin has announced that he is establishing a 100 billion ruble ($1.4 billion) endowment for his philanthropic organisation, the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. ‘I have dedicated all my entrepreneurial life to philanthropy, and …

EFC launch podcast series ahead of 2021 Conference in Vienna

Alliance magazine 16 October 2021

To raise the curtain on the 2021 European Foundation Centre (EFC) Conference, taking place from 18-20 October in Vienna, the EFC has released a new podcast series focusing on one of the four conference tracks: Climate, …

New currents: EFC Chief Executive Delphine Moralis on the sea-change in European philanthropy

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 12 October 2021 For Subscribers

Last summer, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) announced a change in leadership. Long-time CEO Gerry Salole would be stepping down after 15 years and succeeding him would be Delphine Moralis – then the Secretary General …