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Is philanthropic crowdfunding a growing industry?

Claire van Teunenbroek 5 December 2019

What are the characteristics and recent developments of crowdfunding worldwide? Crowdfunding markets have experienced a severe growth in recent years; however, this was mostly among non-philanthropic platforms (Chervyakov & Rocholl, 2019). Philanthropic crowdfunding builds on …


Future is happening now: digital transformation and its impact on giving

Hanna Stähle 7 November 2019

While there are still discussions whether digital technology is essentially good or bad for philanthropy and charity, it has long been part of our everyday lives. A wide range of non-profits use social media for …


The next generation of philanthropy

Joe Crome 11 September 2019

Day two of the UKCF19 conference saw a very wide range of workshops, project visits and speeches to provoke and inspire guests from across the Community Foundation world. Several workshops focused on the long-term future …

Power of partnerships to propel philanthropy in Nigeria

Alliance magazine 7 September 2019

Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Adegbite-Moore, of the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA), discussed Nigeria’s foundation and philanthropy sector in an interview conducted by the Association of German Foundations. Oluwatoyin described the state of the sector as fragmented and disconnected within thematic …

Philanthropy – past, present and future

Moira Sinclair 9 August 2019

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click here to read more posts from some of the most influential thought-leaders on philanthropy discussing the …

Moving toward EFC 3.0

Luc Tayart de Borms 8 August 2019

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click here to read more posts from some of the most influential thought-leaders on philanthropy discussing the …

The collide-o-scope of philanthropy: old patterns shifting to meet new challenges

Avila Kilmurray 7 August 2019

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click here to read more posts from some of the most influential thought-leaders on philanthropy discussing the …

Back to the future: Questions for foundations

Carol Mack 6 August 2019

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click here to read more posts from some of the most influential thought-leaders on philanthropy discussing the …

Map 13: A guide to chart the future course of philanthropy

1 Pedro Portela 5 August 2019

In his 2012 book, ‘A History of the World in Twelve Maps’, Jerry Brotton takes the reader through a tour of twelve maps that were created in twelve distinct moments of human history. The last …

Shifting the power: when it comes to women’s rights it’s not (just) what you fund, it’s how and who you fund

Rebecca Hanshaw and Claire Hickson 12 June 2019

Against a backdrop of growing global threats to women’s rights, we are also witnessing a profound moment for progress. Women and girls are rising up, leading movements, and creating transformational change in their communities and …