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The ethics of platform philanthropy

Rhodri Davies 17 September 2020

In a recent interview for the new Centre on Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School, Bill Gates identified the growth and democratisation of giving through online platforms as one of the key trends that …


Which session at the 2020 EVPA Conference would you most like to read about?

2 Alliance magazine 15 September 2020

As we approach the 2020 EVPA Annual Conference next week, we hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend — and hear comments …


At EVPA, first female CEO and new board chair assume roles ahead of annual meeting

Alliance magazine 14 September 2020

The first female CEO at the European Venture Philanthropy Association has assumed her role this month. Former Novartis senior executive Roberta Bosurgi was appointed CEO in June, replacing previous CEO Steven Serneels who has now …

‘Achtung, Stiftung!’: Austrian Foundation Association publishes practical handbook for Austrian sector

Alliance magazine 13 September 2020

The Austrian Foundation Association has published ‘Achtung, Stiftung!’ or ‘Attention, Foundation! Non-profit foundation work in Austria: establish, lead, dissolve’, a practical handbook that is the first of its kind in Austria. The title, which was …

How to make online workshops better

Joe Hill 3 September 2020

Virtual meetings may have been an invaluable tool in this crisis, but it’s fair to say they also have their limitations for longer, group meetings. Spring Impact certainly felt the immediate impact of this, as …

Why unions can make effective philanthropic support organisations: The example of France Générosités

Laurence Lepetit 2 September 2020

France générosités was established in 1998 at the initiative of non-profit organisations and foundations, such as Fondation de France, the Red Cross, Greenpeace, Caritas, and Pasteur Institute to promote and develop charitable giving in France. …

Finding families for orphan issues

Mauro Meggiolaro 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

European organisations are joining forces in critical shareholding but there’s a long road ahead This story begins in Italy in the 1990s, when a series of pacifist, environmental, trade union and fair trade organisations created …

Interview: Angel Font

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

It’s transition time at the European Foundation Centre (EFC) with the arrival of a new chair and a new Chief Executive, the first female in the role. Here the new chair Angel Font, corporate director …

Making philanthropy’s superpower super

Lily Tomson 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

How foundations are choosing their investments and engaging with companies to shape the future Philanthropy has an unlikely but critical superpower, as Danielle Walker-Palmour says in her lead article: investment. European foundations have over 500 …

A longer view from central and eastern Europe

Merrill Sovner, Barry Gaberman and William S. Moody 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Lessons from five pooled philanthropic funds hold clues for sustaining civil society in the years ahead In 2017, we launched an initiative to examine the legacy and impact of a series of philanthropic investments established …