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DAFNE members elect new board of directors

Alliance magazine 3 February 2019

The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) appointed a new Board of Directors during their General Assembly meeting in Dublin, Ireland. The new Board of Directors includes re-elected Chair Felix Oldenburg, Vice-Chair Magdalena Pękacka, …

Beneficiaries in charge

1 Cullagh Warnock and Samantha Rennie 29 January 2019 For Subscribers

A charitable fund set up to benefit women and girls in the UK is using participatory grantmaking to allocate its Justice and Equality Fund. When Rosa (UK) was asked to deliver a crowd-funded programme to …

Soft power and royal philanthropy

Rob Abercrombie 28 January 2019

Two fundamental philosophies exist in our sector: one believes in working to improve the lives of individuals but accepts the world we live in more or less as it is; the other asserts that it …

DAFNE ‘hard-wires’ the circuit

James Magowan 27 January 2019

Reflecting on a momentous year for DAFNE (Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe), at its recent Winter meeting in Dublin, its chair Felix Oldenburg, Director of the German Association of Foundations, said ‘Only a few …

Can funders tackle homelessness?

Katie Boswell 25 January 2019

The UK is in the midst of a homelessness crisis. On a typical night 4,751 people sleep rough in England—an increase of 169 per cent since 2010—and we know that this is just the tip …

Changer par le Don: French equivalent of Giving Pledge launched

Alliance magazine 24 January 2019

Two French businessmen and philanthropists, Denis Duverne and Serge Weinberg, have launched an initiative to encourage wealthy French people to give at least 10 per cent of their annual income or 10 per cent of …

Family matters: thoughts on a Philanthropy Impact roundtable

Amy McGoldrick 22 January 2019

Family foundations are taking active steps to engage the next generation and in many organizations, all generations are involved in influencing giving decisions and operations as a means to educate and prepare family members for …

Reforming CAP: funders collaborating to change the future of food and agriculture in Europe

Inga Wachsmann 22 January 2019 For Subscribers

For food and agricultural policies in the European Union to become sustainable, systemic reform of the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is needed. This is the basis for the EFC’s funder collaborative, the European Foundations …

New report on impact of arts in increasing understanding between British Muslims and non-Muslims

Alliance magazine 14 January 2019

The Said Foundation’s Amal project has published a report showing the impact of arts and cultural engagement in increasing understanding between British Muslims and non-Muslims. Amal is a pilot project launched by the Said Foundation …

Bond appoint Stephanie Draper as chief executive

Alliance magazine 12 January 2019

Stephanie Draper, who is currently chief change officer and deputy chief executive at Forum for the Future, has been appointed as the new Bond chief executive. Stephanie commented: ‘I am committed to accelerating a just and …