PEX is where the European philanthropy infrastructure meets. PEXcommunity was jointly co-created at the PEXforum 2020 in Madrid, the first Europe-wide event bringing together leaders and experts from national, regional and European philanthropy support organisations.
The PEXcommunity brings together over 350 philanthropy professionals from more than 70 regional, national, European, global and thematic philanthropy networks. PEX provides space for collaboration, collective learning and action to advance the European philanthropy ecosystem.
Since its emergence in 2020, PEX has contributed to a more dynamic and action-oriented philanthropy infrastructure though a number of initiatives such as incubating the European philanthropy climate movement, the European Philanthropy Climate Coalition or hosting the flagship “What if? Reimagining Philanthropy” debates.
PEX spearheads meaningful connections and more engaging and participatory ways of working in philanthropy infrastructure.
- Identify ecosystem challenges and find ways how to overcome them.
- Strengthen the role of regional, national, European and global philanthropy networks as enablers, incubators and developers of more informed, connected and effective philanthropy.
- Encourage leadership and collaboration to leverage the potential of philanthropy across the continent.
- Build the network of philanthropy networks across Europe.
The PEXcommunity was jointly co-created at the PEXforum 2020 in Madrid, the first Europe-wide event that brought together leaders and experts from national, regional and European philanthropy networks.
From sprouting seed to flourishing ecosystem: find out the origin of PEX and what the X-factor stands for:
PEX future development
From breaking national and thematic silos to fostering a more connected European philanthropy ecosystem, PEX has since its emergence contributed to creating a dynamic collaborative sector: from the European Philanthropy Coalition for Climate to multiple working groups which advance equality in the philanthropic sector and create synergies among philanthropy networks.
To take stock of where we are and imagine a more ambitious future for European philanthropy, together with Heart and Mind Design and PEX Working Group co-leads, we are reviewing what has been achieved, what opportunities lie ahead and how we envision the PEXcommunity going forward.
PEX members are invited to bring their piece of the puzzle: we are embarking on the Road to Rome for PEXforum 2024, where the community will align on the shared purpose and roadmap.