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You pays yer money and you takes yer choice!

Andrew Milner 30 May 2019

The Notre Dame fire and the philanthropic response to it have featured a couple of times in these pages recently. The episode has thrown up the question of whether a philanthropy which is effectively sponsored …

Liberté, égalité, philanthropie – EFC AGA 2019

Alliance magazine 29 May 2019

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s European Foundation Centre conference in Paris, France. We’d like to thank the following contibutors: Barry Hoolwerf ERNOP, Dea Vidović, Kultura Nova Foundation, Deniz Baskan Sabanci Foundation, Hanna Stähle DAFNE, Liisa Suvikumpu Council …

Sara Llewellin of Barrow Cadbury Trust wins European Foundation Centre Compass Prize

Alliance magazine 29 May 2019

Sara Llewellin, the Chief Executive of the Barrow Cadbury Trust, has been awarded the European Foundation Centre (EFC) Compass Prize at the 30th EFC AGA and Conference last week in Paris. This is the fifth ever prize awarded since its …

European foundations and philanthropists need to act now and help re-frame the narrative

Nicole van Schaik 28 May 2019

 As we process the implications of the European election, all the ideas gathered and pledges made at last week’s European Foundation Centre’s annual conference in Paris seem so pertinent and strategic. Of all the conversations …

Data philanthropy and beyond

Zibran Choudhury 28 May 2019

How do you create a ‘data strategy’ and leverage it for public good when data trends are constantly shifting? It’s quite the task but a panel of thought-leaders at the European Foundation Centre Annual General …

Nothing about us, without us

Zibran Choudhury 28 May 2019

It’s day two of the European Foundation Centre 2019 Annual General Assembly, and we move on from Liberté, to Égalité and explore how funders can work together with women and girls with disabilities. Maria Orejas-Chantelot, …

Conference corner: Lucia Martina, Fondazione Lang Italia

Amy McGoldrick 28 May 2019

At the European Foundation Centre 2019 Annual Conference, I speak to delegates to capture their reflections so far. What is the currently philanthropy landscape in Italy, and what brings you to the EFC? Fondazione Lang …

True solidarity has a way to go

Amy McGoldrick 28 May 2019

My last sessions at the EFC’s 2019 Conference followed a wonderful site visit to ‘le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde’, a circus school as well as a haven for artists, a social networking laboratory and …

Philanthropy and challenges of today’s democracies – thoughts and questions

Inga Wachsmann 28 May 2019

We all sense that democracy is challenged. For a while already and also in Europe. It seems we lack three things for our philanthropic work in Europe: first of all awareness, second better understanding and …

Arts can’t save the world, but it can make it better

Dea Vidović 28 May 2019

How philanthropy can support participatory arts was one of the topics discussed during the EFC conference, held from 22 – 24 May in Paris. The main results of the research recently conducted by EFC showed …