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Interview: Benjamin Bellegy, WINGS

Andrew Milner 5 May 2020

The latest piece of research produced by the Worldwide Networks for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), designed to help philanthropy support organisations (PSOs) think through their role in changing circumstances has been overborne by the Covid-19 crisis…well, …


Fit for the future: Can we emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis?

WINGS 28 April 2020

Civil society was not ready for COVID-19. In this, the first of a series of articles aiming to assess changes needed to ensure a stronger supporting environment for civil society, Benjamin Bellegy (WINGS), Chris Worman …


Interview: David Biemesderfer, United Philanthropy Forum

Charles Keidan 21 April 2020 For Subscribers

The United Philanthropy Forum (UPF) has brought together many of the US’s infrastructure bodies in a meta-network. Does its CEO, David Biemesderfer, see a European parallel in European philanthropy body, DAFNE? He sat down with …

Interview: Rana Kotan, TUSEV

Charles Keidan 7 April 2020 For Subscribers

At the end of this year’s PEXforum in Madrid, it was announced that next year’s event will be held in Turkey. So it was an opportune moment for Charles Keidan to talk to Rana Kotan …

Interview: Alberto Alemanno, The Good Lobby

Charles Keidan 31 March 2020 For Subscribers

Foundations have traditionally been shy about engaging with public authorities and lobbying decision-makers. Ironically, believes Alberto Alemanno, one of the effects is that philanthropy has indirectly contributed to the social divisions it often aspires to …

Alliance & Next Philanthropy event will be LIVE STREAMING from 15:30 GMT on Facebook

Alliance magazine 27 February 2020

Today Next Philanthropy holds its very first UK event, in partnership with Alliance magazine.  Next Philanthropy was initiated by Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Europe’s largest membership organisation of foundations), in partnership with global philanthropy sector peers, to address …

Coverage from PEXForum 2020

Alliance magazine 4 February 2020

Philanthropy Europe Networks Forum – PEXForum 2020 – is the first Europe-wide flagship event which brings together 120+ leaders and experts from national, regional and European philanthropy support organisations. PEXForum 2020 aimed to provide a …

Witnessing firsthand a growing philanthropic collaboration in Europe

David Biemesderfer 4 February 2020

As the CEO of United Philanthropy Forum for the past four years, I have focused the vast majority of my efforts on U.S. philanthropy. That’s because the Forum’s more than 80 philanthropy-serving organisation (PSO) members …

What’s next for PEX?

Filiz Bikmen 4 February 2020

I like the ring of that, and for me, as a closer and one who appreciates discussions reach a conclusion, it summarises my sentiments perfectly. In meetings, there are openers and closers. Openers like to …

Co-creating a new narrative for philanthropy in Europe

Liana Varon 4 February 2020

PEXForum 2020 brought together European philanthropy networks and regional, global thematic networks in Madrid for the first time. Hosted by the Spanish Association of Foundations (AEF) and Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and …