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Investing in Central and Eastern Europe could strengthen entire European economy

Alliance magazine 10 December 2018

The Social Investment Leveraging Index, which was launched at the 14th EVPA conference in Warsaw, indicates that the average budget for venture philanthropy and social investment funds in 2017 was €10.7 million – nine per …


Support comes in many forms

FundAction 8 December 2018

FundAction has a few donors. (Too few! Anyone who wants to support European activists, get in touch!) One of these, the Guerrilla Foundation, recently gave us a €20k grant for 2019, with some feedback on …


New report looks at funding against LGBTI communities around the world

Alliance magazine 5 December 2018

A new report by the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) ‘Religious Conservatism on the Global Stage: Threats and Challenges for LGBTI Rights’ documents the main conservative strategies, discourses, funding sources, and actors opposing sexual orientation and …

Royal philanthropy

Leonard Stall and Joanne Bladd 4 December 2018

Royal giving can be a powerful force for progress but faces pressure to adapt and demonstrate its value to contemporary society At a time when the charitable giving of the world’s rich is under public …

Wealth and philanthropy in Russia

Elisabeth Schimpfössl 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Wealthy Russians are increasingly giving to charity, but their choice is often informed by political and social expediency Since the turn of the century, philanthropic giving by Russia’s rich has seen extraordinary growth. However, their …

The Queen’s legacy: vision for all

Astrid Bonfield 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust shows how royal support for philanthropy can have a decisive effect on gathering the resources to tackle global problems When Her Majesty The Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in …

Behind Denmark’s royal foundations

Jakob Thomsen 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropy helps the Royal House in Denmark maintain a relationship between monarch and people in the age of democracy Queens, kings, chamberlains, counts, princesses and princes: many of the royal household have a seat at …

A new style of royal philanthropy

Jakob Thomsen 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The Mary Foundation set up by the crown princess is adopting a catalytic approach to difficult social issues, writes Jakob Thomsen When the Danish Crown Prince Frederik married Australian Mary Elizabeth Donaldson in 2004, the …

Royalty and commoners in the Netherlands

Edwin Venema 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Queen Máxima and Princess Laurentien offer a style of royal philanthropy more in keeping with the modern era As in many other monarchies, the link between the royal family and philanthropy is strong in the …

Finding our way to participatory capitalism

Laura Boyle 3 December 2018

Jaqueline Novogratz at the EVPA conference in Warsaw painted a picture of a year key to Poland and beyond. It was 1989. She was studying business at Stanford. The wall had come down. The world …