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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 …

Networks for impact, not networking

Zibran Choudhury 4 February 2020

Ahead of the PEXForum 2020 we asked readers which conference sessions they would be most interested in reading about to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend. …

European philanthropy networks up their game

Charles Keidan 4 February 2020

What happens when you bring philanthropy wonks together, roughly divided into two groups, to spend quality time with one another? One set of groups represents the interests of foundations in individual countries and the other …

Interact, connect, communicate

Juliana Hoxha 30 January 2020

I just came back from three days in Madrid, attending PEXForum 2020. I feel these three days were well spent and worthy to leave the office in a very busy period at the beginning of …

PEX-ed up!

Lev Fejes 27 January 2020

I am writing this blog post on the plane, during my flight back to Cluj from Madrid. The vibe of the first #PEXforum2020 is still fresh after three days. As this rarely happens, I would …

It is time to act. Together.

Ruth Williams 27 January 2020

The PEXForum 2020, the first of its kind, organised by AEF and DAFNE, brought together various European stakeholders from all over the world. It provided a unique space to create a European philanthropy identity as …

Audiatur et altera pars

Rupert Strachwitz 27 January 2020

At the PEXForum 2020, held in Madrid on 23-24 January, I was reminded of this old Roman saying, while thouroughly enjoying the informal and yet very concentrated and productive meeting of experts in philanthropy. I …

1350 words and nine concrete actions for a better future for foundations

Liisa Suvikumpu 27 January 2020

The way I take notes is deeply rooted. Therefore, in busy group work situations, I get anxious when I can’t tap all my thoughts on the computer. What happened in Madrid, however, was remarkable: although …