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What does love for humankind, justice and collaboration in philanthropy have in common?

Debora Guidetti 4 February 2021

Through the years that I have been involved in Ariadne, the importance of collaboration has been increasingly reaffirmed. I admit that, at times, I had the impression that this was just a wishful thinking mantra …

PEXforum 2021: From crisis to renewal

Alliance magazine 2 February 2021

PEXforum 2021 provided a unique space for over 160 participants to explore the key values that unite European philanthropy and how to jointly advance the philanthropy ecosystem for a sustainable and just Europe. PEXforum 2021: …

Fixing the plumbing: from shared data to shared imagination

Geoff Mulgan 2 February 2021

This is a fascinating time for philanthropy, with so many very intense short-term pressures. But there is also a hunger to address long term challenges, which are not so hard to see: dealing with social …

PEXforum 2021 – Stop. Look. Imagine. Go.

Nick Perks 2 February 2021

After the PEXforum 2021, Nick Perks extends an invitation to the philanthropy ecosystem to imagine, and create, a positive future. Storytelling and imagination were two themes of the virtual PEX philanthropy exchange, held 27-28 January …

PEXforum 2021: Embracing the complexity of Europe

1 Zibran Choudhury 2 February 2021

Over 160 participants logged in to unpack the values that unite European philanthropy, the future of philanthropy and explore collective action as we started a new decade in the midst of a global pandemic, a …

Fighting against climate change means fighting for collaboration

Johannes Lundershausen and Daniel Großbröhmer 1 February 2021

We at Active Philanthropy are committed to creating awareness around climate change and engaging diverse stakeholders to join us in the fight against the climate crisis. We are convinced that foundations can and must play …

PEXforum 2021: All is present, all is here

James Magowan 1 February 2021

PEXforum 2021 was like a pleasureable meander through an enchanting woodland. One where philanthropy support organisations are represented by the trees in the ecosystem – characterised by diversity in species but also their interdependence, and …

Repair, recycle, renovate?

1 Christian Hänel 25 November 2020

What Europe and the transatlantic relationship can expect from a United States with Joe Biden as President. An Irish-American Catholic speaking with the Pope ‘The President-elect expressed his desire to work together on the basis …

Democracy and civic spaces in France: The need for specificity and action

Inga Wachsmann and Peter Matjašič 23 September 2020

Another article on shrinking space? When working together in philanthropy, we tend to have an awareness of our role and purpose in society; particularly when democracies are under strain in Europe. This is not something …

Why European funders need to be vigilant to keep their space open

Hanna Surmatz 18 August 2020

In ways big and small, European philanthropy contributes to the public good in the fields of research and innovation, education, health, environment, culture, international development, democracy or human rights just to name a few. Many …