14 May 2020

efc.be celebrates its first anniversary

As part of the EFC’s 30th anniversary activities, the EFC launched a new website on the 14 May last year, adopting a new approach and easier navigation, to encourage engagement and to champion philanthropy by telling the story of the sector through the work of our members, and provide a space to share thought-provoking and even controversial insights on a wide range of topics.

The website offered popular new features such as Good Practices, where we showcase examples of how philanthropy makes an impact, an improved  “What’s new” area filled with the very latest news, blogs, videos, events, jobs and more, the Explore search feature with advanced filtering functionality, a dedicated section on Philanthropy House, and sections for each and every one of the EFC’s networks, communities and initiatives.

During the past year we have:

  • welcomed over 30,000 new users
  • from 195 countries
  • who on average spend 5m 33s on the website
  • for a cumulative total of 4947 hours or 206 days broadening their knowledge on the EFC, our members and the wider sector

The top ten countries we have welcomed our visitors from are:

  1. Belgium
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Italy
  4. United States
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Netherlands
  8. Spain
  9. Switzerland
  10. Austria

Lastly, we have over 130 blogs, offering insights and opinions into topical trends and what is important to our members, the top ten most read are:

  1. Wake up, philanthropy! by Aart de Geus, Bertelsmann Stiftung 
  2. Beyond membership, impact change by Carola Carazzone, Assifero
  3. Let’s play a new European tune by Barry Knight, Webb Memorial Trust
  4. Climate change is an ‘everything’ problem – philanthropists can make it an ‘everyone’ solution by Jules Kortenhorst, Rocky Mountain Institute
  5. The writing is on the wall by Gerry Salole, European Foundation Centre
  6. A philanthropic coalition for climate emergency and social justice by Marie-Stéphane Maradeix, Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso 
  7. Cultural welfare – What role can the arts play in the health and well-being of citizens? by Matteo Bagnasco, Compagnia di San Paolo
  8. Communication is the strategy by Virginia Ruan, Oak Foundation 
  9. The European foundation sector has come a long way by Vinit Rishi, Oak Foundation
  10. A global strategy for a divided Europe: Philanthropy without borders by Massimo Lapucci, Fondazione CRT