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EFC, DAFNE mark European Day of Foundations and Donors

Alliance magazine 8 October 2020

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) and Donor and Foundations Network in Europe (DAFNE) marked the European Day of Foundations and Donors last week with a webinar bringing together over 100 European policy makers, representatives of …


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 …


‘Achtung, Stiftung!’: Austrian Foundation Association publishes practical handbook for Austrian sector

Alliance magazine 13 September 2020

The Austrian Foundation Association has published ‘Achtung, Stiftung!’ or ‘Attention, Foundation! Non-profit foundation work in Austria: establish, lead, dissolve’, a practical handbook that is the first of its kind in Austria. The title, which was …

Sandra Alzate appointed new Executive Director of AFE Colombia

Alliance magazine 11 September 2020

The Asociación de Fundaciones Familiares y Empresariales, or Association of Family and Corporate Foundations in Colombia, has appointed Sandra Alzate as its new Executive Director. Alzate replaces Jaime Matute, who held the position for two …

Jack Heath appointed new CEO of Philanthropy Australia

Alliance magazine 8 September 2020

Philanthropy Australia has announced Jack Heath as its new CEO, commencing January 2021. Health joins PA after serving for eight years as CEO of SANE Australia, a leading national mental health charity. He succeeds current …

Why unions can make effective philanthropic support organisations: The example of France Générosités

Laurence Lepetit 2 September 2020

France générosités was established in 1998 at the initiative of non-profit organisations and foundations, such as Fondation de France, the Red Cross, Greenpeace, Caritas, and Pasteur Institute to promote and develop charitable giving in France. …

Interview: Angel Font

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020

It’s transition time at the European Foundation Centre (EFC) with the arrival of a new chair and a new Chief Executive, the first female in the role. Here the new chair Angel Font, corporate director …

Learning Lab for Changemakers launched by European Community Foundation Initiative

Alliance magazine 20 August 2020

The European Community Foundation Initiative has launched the ECFI Learning Lab for Changemakers, a space for practioners from the community foundation field in Europe to come together, collaborate, and learn about ways of working and …

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 …

Delphine Moralis appointed first female Chief Executive of EFC

Alliance magazine 15 July 2020

The European Foundation Centre has appointed Delphine Moralis as Chief Executive. Moralis, who will take up the position in September, is EFC’s first female Chief Executive. She succeeds Gerry Salole, who is retiring after leading …